Directed by Jason Reitman.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Kaitlyn Dever, Alfred Molina, Toby Huss, Kevin Pollak, Molly Ephraim, Sara Paxton, Jenna Kanell, Ari Graynor, Courtney Ford, Bill Burr, Chris Coy, Mike Judge and Steve Zissis.
American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s embroiled in a scandalous love affair.
Based on ‘All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid’ by Matt Bai, The Front Runner is certainly an interesting piece of history. It tells the true story of how Colorado senator Gary Hart dramatically fell from grace in a period of three weeks, having been the front runner for the 1988 Democratic president nomination, after an alleged affair was falsely uncovered by the press. Obviously he never got near the White House as a certain George H.W. Bush became president in 1989, and the Democrats moved on