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Robert Redford plays Bill McKay, a California lawyer who is talked into standing as a Democratic candidate running against an aging Republican incumbent. Without the worry of winning, Bill is aggressively outspoken during the campaign. But when actually getting elected becomes a possibility, he finds his ethics being swayed by the results of opinion polls.

MPAA Rating PG
Theatrical Release August 23, 1972
Director Michael Ritchie
Cast Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas
Run Time 110
1972 Warner Brothers Pictures

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