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The Candidate (29-Jun-1972)

Director: Michael Ritchie

Writer: Jeremy Larner

Keywords: Drama, Election

Idealistic young attorney Bill McKay enters as a candidate for U.S. Senator from California; with no hope of winning against the three-term incumbent, he speaks his mind, often imprudently. The electorate finds his presence refreshing, and once it becomes clear that he has a chance, McKay starts sounding more like a business-as-usual politician. Won an Oscar for Best Screenplay; received an additional nomination for Best Sound.

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Peter Boyle
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Melvyn Douglas
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Allen Garfield
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Hubert Humphrey
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George McGovern
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Julie Payne
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Don Porter
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Robert Redford
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Howard K. Smith
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Barry Sullivan
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Kenneth Tobey
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John V. Tunney
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Jesse Unruh
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Natalie Wood
Actor
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