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The Candidate

The Candidate(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

A senate candidate''s ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger.

Cast & Crew

Robert Redford Bill McKay
Peter Boyle [Marvin] Lucas
Melvyn Douglas John J. McKay
Don Porter [Sen. Crocker] Jarmon
Allen Garfield [Howard] Klein
Karen Carlson Nancy [McKay]
Joe Miksak Neil Atkinson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York City: 29 Jun 1972; New York opening: 30 Jun 1972; Los Angeles opening: 6 Jul 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  AFI Library; Pat's DVD* Netflix
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  A Redford-Ritchie Production
Duration(mins):  109-110 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Prescient Film

    Charley James 2016-02-26

    Even though The Candidate was done in 1972, it was remarkably prescient in foretelling what political campaigns would become: Venal, manipulative,... MORE>

  • The Candidate

    Michael Whitty 2016-01-16

    In 1972 Robert Redford starred in "The Candidate" and played the son of a former California governor and ran for the U.S. Senate and won. In 1974... MORE>

  • This movie is a small jewel.

    John Wing Wo 2016-01-02

    I'm glad that TCM decided to show this movie and I'm enjoying what looks like a excellent restoration. I would hate to think that a film this... MORE>