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The Candidate

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 23 Aug 1972
Video Release: 29 Oct 1997
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Candidate is rated PG


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