The Front Runner is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, November 02, 2018 released the trailer:
THE FRONT RUNNER - Official Trailer #2.

Story intro

Gary Hart, a U.S. Senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted frontrunner in the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to former Vice President Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by reporters from The Miami Herald. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced and forced to drop out of the campaign, while his wife Lee remains by his side.


Hugh Jackman
Gary Hart
Vera Farmiga
Lee Hart, Gary's wife
J. K. Simmons
Bill Dixon, campaign manager
Alfred Molina
Ben Bradlee, editor of The Washington Post
Mamoudou Athie
A.J. Parker, fictional Washington Post reporter
Josh Brener
Doug Wilson, Hart campaign policy advisor
Bill Burr
Pete Murphy, fictional Miami Herald reporter
Oliver Cooper
Joe Trippi, Hart campaign deputy political director
Chris Coy
Kevin Sweeney, Hart campaign press secretary
Kaitlyn Dever
Andrea Hart, Gary's daughter
Tommy Dewey
John Emerson, deputy campaign manager
Molly Ephraim
Irene Kelly, fictional Hart campaign scheduler
Spencer Garrett
Bob Woodward, Washington Post reporter
Ari Graynor
Ann Devroy, Washington Post reporter
Toby Huss
Billy Broadhurst, lobbyist
Mike Judge
Jim Dunn, Miami Herald investigations editor
Alex Karpovsky
Mike Stratton, Hart campaign advance man
Jennifer Landon
Ann McDaniel, member of traveling press corps
John Bedford Lloyd
David Broder, Washington Post reporter
Mark O'Brien
Billy Shore, Hart's body man
Sara Paxton
Donna Rice
Kevin Pollak
Bob Martindale, fictional Miami Herald publisher
Steve Zissis
Tom Fiedler, Miami Herald reporter


Principal photography began on September 18, 2017, with Jackman revealing the first image from the set that day.

The film The Front Runner was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on November 6, 2018 (United States), on November 21, 2018 (United States) and on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $3.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Front Runner got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Front Runner (film)

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