They were two of the most powerful leaders of the free world who forged a loyal, if tempestuous, friendship out of the crucible of political necessity. Michael Sheen and Dennis Quaid star in the HBO Films drama that chronicles the 'special relationship' shared by British prime minister Tony Blair and U.S. president Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Their wives Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair (Hope Davis and Helen McCrory) complete a unique foursome connected by shared ideologies and personal affection as they endure triumph, conflict and scandal along the way. Directed by Emmy(R) winner Richard Loncraine ('Band of Brothers'); written by Oscar(R) nominee Peter Morgan ('Frost/Nixon,' 'The Queen').
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Well-cast and compellingly directed, The Special Relationship offers an intelligent look into the complex dynamic between two world leaders.
Insightful political docudrama touches mature subjects.
Cast & Crew
- HBO Films Presents in Association with BBC Films, A Rainmark Films Production, A Kennedy/Marshall Production
- © 2010 Home Box Office, Inc.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.