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The Front Runner

Original title
The Front Runner
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Jason Reitman, Matt Bai, Jay Carson (Book: Matt Bai)
Rob Simonsen
Eric Steelberg
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Columbia Pictures / Stage 6 Films / Bron Studios / Right of Way Films / Creative Wealth Media Finance
Drama | Biography. Politics. 1980s
Synopsis / Plot
A biopic about US Senator Gary Hart's 1988 presidential campaign and his scandalous affair that derailed it. Having lost the democratic ticket to Walter Mondale in 1984, Gary Hart (Jackman) made a triumphant return to candidacy in 1987, at a moment when his party was desperate to wrestle power back from the Republicans after two terms of Reagan. Hart had everything going for him: intelligence, charisma, and experience as a lawyer, campaign manager, and senator, not to mention an ideal First Lady in wife Lee (Farmiga). But everything starts to crumble when word circulates that Hart is a womanizer - a rumour quickly followed by reports that he had an affair with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton).
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