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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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(as A.L. Appling), (first rewrite)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aggie Snow
... Hugh Hathaway
... Chapman Snow
... Mel Fletcher
... Gordy Faust
... Jack Delaney
... Frank Usher
Edgar Small ... Senator Seaton
... Beard (as Richard B. Livingston)
... Headwaiter
Carrie Snow ... Amber
Roy Soden ... Agent Starling
... Tabloid Reporter
Flo Di Re ... Irene
... 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 »

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4 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Dirty Tricks  »

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One of four major contemporary politically themed feature films with a "Running Mates" title. The movies are [in chronological order]: Running Mates (1986), Running Mates (1992), Running Mates (2000), and Running Mates (2011). Of the four pictures, each was made in a consecutive decade, one comprising each from the current and recent four decades: the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s. See more »

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Slow Start/Powerful & Eloquent Finale
27 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

To me, the final scene, in which Harris responds to the press corp, is worthy of viewing this intelligent and timeless slice of politics(especially the campaign phase). If only the "real-life" pols would respond in the intelligent, articulate manner as did Mr Harris,then the arrogant, self-serving members of the press would perhaps think twice before surfacing irrelevant, confrontational "garbage" that has absolutely nothing to do with a candidates abilities to effectively handle the challenges of the office for which he/she is pursuing.


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