"The Front Runner" is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
The starring cast includes Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Alfred Molina, Josh Brener, Mamoudou Athie, Oliver Cooper, Chris Coy, Bill Burr, Kaitlyn Dever, Tommy Dewey and others.

Here are "The Front Runner" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Front Runner movie?

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, November 02, 2018 released the trailer for "The Front Runner" you can watch here:
THE FRONT RUNNER - Official Trailer #2.

Plot summary

What is The Front Runner movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Front Runner" movie plot summary.

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 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.


Who plays who in the The Front Runner movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Front Runner" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Hugh Jackman  as Gary Hart
Vera Farmiga  as Lee Hart Gary's wife
Alfred Molina  as Ben Bradlee The Washington Post
Josh Brener  as Doug Wilson Hart policy advisor
Mamoudou Athie  as A.J. Parker* Washington Post
Oliver Cooper  as Joe Trippi Hart deputy political director
Chris Coy  as Kevin Sweeney Hart press secretary
Bill Burr  as Pete Murphy* Miami Herald
Kaitlyn Dever  as Andrea Hart Gary's daughter
Tommy Dewey  as John Emerson deputy campaign manager
Molly Ephraim  as Irene Kelly* Hart campaign scheduler
J. K. Simmons  as Bill Dixon campaign manager
Spencer Garrett  as Bob Woodward Washington Post
Ari Graynor  as Ann Devroy Washington Post
Alex Karpovsky  as Mike Stratton advance man
Toby Huss  as Billy Broadhurst lobbyist
Mike Judge  as Jim Dunn Miami Herald
Mark O'Brien  as Billy Shore Hart's body man
John Bedford Lloyd  as David Broder Washington Post
Sara Paxton  as Donna Rice
Kevin Pollak  as Bob Martindale* Miami Herald
Steve Zissis  as Tom Fiedler Miami Herald
Jenna Kanell  as Ginny Terzano
RJ Brown  as Bill Martin
Steve Coulter  as Bob Kaiser
Nyasha Hatendi  as Roy Valentine
Margo Moorer  as Miami Assistant Editor
Kenneth Nance Jr.  as Herald Reporter
Courtney Ford  as Lynn Armandt
Rachel Walters  as Dana Weems
Randy Havens  as Alan Weinberg
Jen Landon  as Ann McDaniel (as Jennifer Landon)
Joe Chrest  as Ira Wyman
Mike Lawrence  as Mike Shanahan
Lee Armstrong  as Jack Germond
Jonny Pasvolsky  as Steve Dunleavy
Jeff Witzke  as Mike Ritchie
Michael Crider  as Bob Dole
Evan Castelloe  as John Hart
Stephanie Allynne  as SF TV Producer
Danny Kang  as SF Engineer (as Daniel Kang)
Evan Kelly  as SF Field Reporter 1
Joe Washington  as SF Field Reporter 2
Jon Meacham  as Georgetown Moderator
Lucius Baston  as DC Cab Driver
Patricia French  as Disco Waitress
Victor McCay  as Waldorf Emcee
Scott Deal  as Male Co-Correspondent
Carrie Walrond Hood  as Female Co-Correspondent (as Carrie Walrond)
Joanne Clendining  as NY Reporter
Tony Scott  as Telecom Engineer
Christen Orr  as Autograph Seeker
David Dillon  as Diner Waiter (as David Allen Dillon)
Cristina Figarola  as Miami Shouter 1
Kristopher Charles  as Miami Shouter 2
Jason Edwards  as Miami Shouter 3
Gara Coffey  as Flight Attendant
Monica Mears  as Campaign Reporter
Kendrick Cross  as Chairmaker
Matt Bai  as Rumba Reporter
Ryan Davenport  as Angry Woodsman
Collin Sutton  as Hunter 1
Bart Hansard  as Hunter 2
Deadra Moore  as Hunter 3
Chuck Tedder  as Hunter 4
Adam Drescher  as Hunter 5

Release date

When is The Front Runner movie release date?

"The Front Runner" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing 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).


What are The Front Runner filming details?

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

"The Front Runner" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about The Front Runner movie?

"The Front Runner" movie 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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