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 Vice Presidential nominee 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, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now-former Senator.


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


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 by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Stage 6 Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Feelgood Entertainment, Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 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).

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 average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Front Runner (film)

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