- Original title
- Running time
- 143 min.
- United States
Elaine May (Novel: Joe Klein)
Billy Bob Thornton,
Icarus. Distributed by Universal Pictures / Mutual Film Company
Drama | Satire. Politics
- Synopsis / Plot
- Henry, the idealistic grandson of a civil rights leader, joins the campaign of presidential hopeful Jack Stanton, the progressive and libidenous governor of a southern state. Also on the team are Richard, a redneck campaign strategist, and Libby, a gay, gun-toting trouble shooter. Stanton's roller coaster, scandal-ridden, campaign opens Henry's eyes to the harsh realities that are all a part of being a politician seeking office in late 20th century America.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates)
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actor Comedy (Travolta), Supporting Actress
: BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. Nominated for Best Sup. Actress (Bates)
: 2 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Thornton) & Supp. Actress (Bates)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kathy Bates)
1998: Chicago Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates). 2 Nominations.
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