The Candidate

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"Too Handsome. Too Young. Too Liberal. Doesn't have a chance. He's PERFECT!"
  • PG
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.0  (11,007)
  • 66

This satirical comedy tells the story of a fictional US Presidential race that sees a popular Republican candidate walking towards the White House. Democrat Bill McKay, the son of a respected Senator is told he can take up the Democratic nomination and say what he wants as he will lose the election anyway. Democratic election specialist Marvin Lucas discovers McKay is about to be humiliated and steps in to make sure the Democratic loss is not as bad as expected. Unfortunately, as McKay's message is diluted more and more he rises up the polls and is suddenly a Presidential contender.

The Candidate
Description
This satirical comedy tells the story of a fictional US Presidential race that sees a popular Republican candidate walking towards the White House. Democrat Bill McKay, the son of a respected Senator is told he can take up the Democratic nomination and say what he wants as he will lose the election anyway. Democratic election specialist Marvin Lucas discovers McKay is about to be humiliated and steps in to make sure the Democratic loss is not as bad as expected. Unfortunately, as McKay's message is diluted more and more he rises up the polls and is suddenly a Presidential contender.

The Candidate is a 1972 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 66.

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  • Release Date
    1972
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 49 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (11,007)
  • Metascore
    66