The Front Runner is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Alfred Molina, Josh Brener, Mamoudou Athie, Oliver Cooper, Chris Coy, Bill Burr, Kaitlyn Dever, Tommy Dewey and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, November 02, 2018 released the trailer:
THE FRONT RUNNER - Official Trailer #2.
After finishing second to Walter Mondale in the 1984 Democratic Party presidential primaries, former Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) is now the widely accepted frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Leading up to the formal launch of his campaign in April 1987, some of Gary's campaign staff are concerned he won't open up about himself (letting the public "get to know him"), instead focusing on ideas and policy. Meanwhile, at The Washington Post, editors and journalists discuss whether the paper should report on Hart's marital problems and rumoured promiscuity.
After the first week of campaigning, Gary joins his friend Billy Broadhurst (Toby Huss) for a yacht cruise from Miami to Bimini on the Monkey Business, where he meets Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), a young woman. Days later at an array of pay-phones in an airport, two reporters - A.J. Parker (Mamoudou Athie) of the Post and Tom Fiedler (Steve Zissis) of the Miami Herald - overhear Gary's end of a conversation, presumably with Rice.
On the campaign plane, Gary gets to know A.J., offering paternal advice and giving the young reporter a Tolstoy novel to learn about the Soviets. Later in Iowa, A.J. offends Gary during an interview by asking whether he has "a traditional marriage". Gary responds: "You want to know what I'm doing in my spare time, A.J., is that it? Follow me around, put a tail on me. You'd be very bored."
Meanwhile in Miami, Tom Fiedler has received an anonymous call from a young woman alleging that Hart "is having an affair with a friend of mine". Fiedler dismisses the call at first, but tracks two women on a flight to Washington D.C. and stakes out Hart's townhouse, seeing Hart go out and come back with Rice.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Front Runner.
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), on January 17, 2019 (Germany) and on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $3.2 million.
The film The Front Runner is rated with "R" rating.
The Front Runner filming. Principal photography began on September 18, 2017, in Georgia, with Jackman revealing the first image from the set that day.
The Front Runner got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 60/100. But the audience dislikes the film.
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