The Candidate Poster Image
Rated
PG
Runtime 110 min
Ratings
87% critics Rotten Tomatoes
74% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Comedy, Drama
Release 08/05/72
Actors Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter
Directors Michael Ritchie
Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It's agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he's in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Release 08/05/72
Actors Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter
Directors Michael Ritchie
Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It's agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he's in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change.