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The Seduction of Joe Tynan ()


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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family... See more »

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Joe Tynan
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Ellie
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Karen Traynor
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Senator Kittner
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Senator Birney
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Francis
Carrie Nye ...
Aldena Kittner
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Senator Pardew
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Janet
Maureen Anderman ...
Joe's Secretary
Chris Arnold ...
Jerry
John Badila ...
Reporter on TV screen
Robert Christian ...
Arthur Briggs
Maurice Copeland ...
Mr. Edward Anderson
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Congresswoman at Party
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Golf Pro
Gus Fleming ...
Eric
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Self
Marian Hailey ...
Sheila Lerner (as Marian Hailey Moss)
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Alex Heller
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TV News Director
Walter Klavun ...
Waldorf M.C.
Norman La Rochelle ...
Oscar Harris
Kaiulani Lee ...
Angela
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John Cairn
Christopher McHale ...
Bert - Radio Aide
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Senator Aikers
Michael Miller ...
Reporter Tom (as M.B. Miller)
Bill Moor ...
Barry Traynor
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Carla Willis
Stephen D. Newman ...
Congressman Wayne Tiller
Eric Pederson ...
Waiter
Wyman Pendleton ...
Dick Harman
Don Plumley ...
Clerk at Golf Resort
Ben Prestbury ...
Servant
Adam Ross ...
Paul Tynan
Frederick Rolf ...
Harvard Professor
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Ned (The Senator)
William Shust ...
Ned Townes
Cathy Simpson ...
TV Station Secretary
Martha Sherrill ...
Woman at Golf Resort
Ben Slack ...
Man in T-Shirt
Leon B. Stevens ...
Senator Hamer
Frank Stoegerer ...
Reporter
Suzanne Stone ...
Reporter
Kay Todd ...
Woman at Party
Jeff R. Wallace ...
Elevator Operator
Nathan Wilansky ...
Senate Clerk
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Photographer (uncredited)
T.G. Finkbinder ...
Senate Aid (uncredited)
Stephen Frazier ...
Senator's Aide (uncredited)
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Senate Aide (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jerry Schatzberg

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Alan Alda ... (written by)

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Martin Bregman ... producer
Louis A. Stroller ... executive producer

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Bill Conti

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Adam Holender

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Evan A. Lottman ... (as Evan Lottman)

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Marjorie Deutsch ... assistant editor
Denine Rowan ... assistant editor
Don Schatzberg ... apprentice editor
Trudy Ship ... first assistant editor

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David Chapman

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Alan Hicks

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Jo Ynocencio

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Colleen Callaghan ... hair department head
Margaret Sunshine ... makeup artist

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Louis A. Stroller ... unit production manager (as Lou Stroller)

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Yudi Bennett ... second assistant director
Ralph S. Singleton ... first assistant director (as Ralph Singleton)

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Leslie Bloom ... property master (as Les Bloom)
Richard Hughes ... scenic chargeman
Harold McConnell ... set dresser
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)

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Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Marc Laub ... sound editor (as Marc M. Laub)
Dennis Maitland II ... boom operator
James Sabat ... sound (as Jim Sabat)
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Bob Reily ... special effects

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Edward Iacobelli ... stunt coordinator (as Ed Iacobelli)

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator
Sandy Brooke ... assistant camera
Dick Deats ... key grip
James Finnerty ... key grip (as Jim Finnerty)
Michael Ginsburg ... still photographer
Lee Heckler ... gaffer
Jerome L. Posner ... best boy (as Jerry Posner)

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Al Craine ... wardrobe

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Stuart Neumann ... location manager

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Stephen A. Hope ... music editor
Dan Wallin ... score mixer
Peter T. Myers ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Sandy McLeod ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Edward Iacobelli ... transportation captain (as Ed Iacobelli)

Additional Crew

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Richard Cohen ... consultant
Shari Leibowitz ... production secretary
T.G. Finkbinder ... stand-in for Rip Torn (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines There are many ways to be seduced. Fame. Power. Love. Joe Tynan knows them all. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Public Affair (United States)
  • The Senator (United States)
  • Joe Tynan (World-wide, English title)
  • La vie privée d'un sénateur (France)
  • Die Verführung des Joe Tynan (Germany)
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  • 108 min
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Trivia Years later, Meryl Streep admitted she did this film after her fiancée John Cazale's death earlier in the year, as a way of coping with his loss. She noted, "I did this film on automatic pilot," Streep remembered, "I couldn't have worked with a more lovely, more understanding person than Alan Alda." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Real Life, La Cage aux Folles, Over the Edge, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Rich Kids (1979). See more »
Quotes Ellie: I guess what makes my husband special is how much he cares.
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