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Running Mates (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 4 October 1992
In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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Carole Eastman (as A.L. Appling), Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen (first rewrite)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Aggie Snow
Ed Harris ... Hugh Hathaway
Ed Begley Jr. ... Chapman Snow
Ben Masters ... Mel Fletcher
Robert Harper ... Gordy Faust
Brandon Maggart ... Jack Delaney
Russ Tamblyn ... Frank Usher
Edgar Small Edgar Small ... Senator Seaton
Richard Livingston ... Beard (as Richard B. Livingston)
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Headwaiter
Carrie Snow Carrie Snow ... Amber
Roy Soden Roy Soden ... Agent Starling
Gregg Berger ... Tabloid Reporter
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Irene
Steve Gonzales ... Hispanic Reporter
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In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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He's got a bright political future. She's got a sexy secret past. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Tricks See more »

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Production Co:

HBO Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A lovely romance occurs amid the seedy world of politics
14 November 2006 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Hugh (Ed Harris) is a hotshot, bachelor senator determined to run for president. One day, however, he happens upon an old high school classmate named Aggie. Aggie (Diane Keaton) is an accomplished and award-winning author with a lovely face and an independent spirit. Hugh is smitten. He convinces Aggie to become his fiancé. But, will Aggie have to sacrifice her principles of honesty in the world of politics, where things are not always what they seem to be? And, will she be able to withstand the rigors of a harsh media blitz? This is, mostly, a nice romance for those who adore tales of affection. Hugh and Aggie are absolutely in love and their banter and conversation are a good view. However, although the movie tries to show the political life in its reality, it doesn't completely succeed. Nevermind. The production values are high and the script is very elegantly written. With these advantages and the handsome personages of Keaton and Harris, those who sit down to the film will find it to be good entertainment.


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