Superstar Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") stars as a young, aggressive lawyer seduced into a political race against a well-respected incumbent Senator. Trying to do his own thing, he finds it difficult to call his own shots in the face of party efforts to mold him into a winner. Academy Award-winner for Best Screenplay and featuring strong performances by Peter Boyle and Melvyn Douglas.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The Candidate may not get all the details right when it comes to modern campaigning, but it captures political absurdity perfectly -- and boasts typically stellar work from Robert Redford to boot.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
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- English (Stereo)
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