"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.

Here are "The Front Runner" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services 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 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.


Who plays who in the The Front Runner movie cast?

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 Hart's wife
Alfred Molina  as Ben Bradlee
J. K. Simmons  as Bill Dixon campaign manager
Mark O'Brien  as Billy Shore
Molly Ephraim  as Irene Kelly campaign scheduler
Chris Coy  as Kevin Sweeney
Alex Karpovsky  as Mike Stratton
Josh Brener  as Doug Wilson policy advisor
Tommy Dewey  as John Emerson deputy campaign manager
Kaitlyn Dever  as Andrea Hart Gary and Lee Hart's daughter
Oliver Cooper  as Joe Trippi deputy political director
Mamoudou Athie  as AJ Parker
Ari Graynor  as Ann Devroy
John Bedford Lloyd  as David Broder
Spencer Garrett  as Bob Woodward
Steve Zissis  as Tom Fiedler
Bill Burr  as Pete Murphy
Kevin Pollak  as Bob Martindale
Mike Judge  as Jim Dunn
Sara Paxton  as Donna Rice
Toby Huss  as Billy Broadhurst
Jen Landon  as Ann McDaniel (as Jennifer Landon)
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
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 J. Scott  as Telecom Engineer (as Tony Scott)
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) 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).


What are The Front Runner filming details?

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.


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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