"The Front Runner" is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
The starring cast includes Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart, Vera Farmiga as Lee Hart, Alfred Molina as Ben Bradlee, J. K. Simmons as Bill Dixon, Mark O'Brien as Billy Shore, Molly Ephraim as Irene Kelly, Chris Coy as Kevin Sweeney, Alex Karpovsky as Mike Stratton, Josh Brener as Doug Wilson, Tommy Dewey as John Emerson and others.
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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.
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 Hart's campaign staff are concerned that 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, Hart 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 Hart's end of a conversation, presumably with Rice.
On the campaign plane, Hart gets to know Parker, offering paternal advice and giving the young reporter a Tolstoy novel to learn about the Soviets. Later, in Iowa, Parker offends Hart during an interview by asking whether he has "a traditional marriage". Hart 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 ends up tracking two women on a flight to Washington, D.C., and staking out Hart's townhouse, where he sees Hart go out and come back with Rice. Hart eventually notices Fiedler's car and there is a confrontation, during which Fiedler asks about the woman and Hart denies any wrongdoing and asserts that his personal life is nobody's business. Knowing the story will hit the news, Hart phones his wife, Lee Hart (Vera Farmiga), and apologizes.
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"The Front Runner" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 31, 2018 (Telluride) and on November 6, 2018 (United States) 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).
The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, 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.
"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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