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The Candidate

The Candidate

DVD  •  June 29, 1972  •  1h 50m  •  PG  •  Budget $1M
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
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Sub Genres: california, democratic party, american politics, political candidate, political campaign, u.s. senator, election, politics, Political Rally, Senate Election
Release Date: Theatre US 06/29/1972
Language: EN
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May 12, 2021 - by darkfire19
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so vote once, vote twice, for bill mckay. you middle-class honkies one of the more powerful and indelible images of this film is of robert redford flashing the "v" sign to the camera as he sits in the back of his car. it serves as a reminder of the manufactured nature of politicians in america. the party apparatus creates each candidate and tailors them for one purpose: to win the election. the candidate is a searing indictment and peek into the workings of the party apparatus when it comes to running elections. it's hard to find such a political statement that is as relevant today as it was... read more
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i can kinda see what they were trying to say, it just is nothing new. this neutered version of all the king's men features the idealist political ingenue running for the senate and being corrupted by the system a tiny bit. it all felt a bit like redford just wanted to air his political views. we never see bill mckay actually change or compromise, he just learns to talk in more vague terms and be a politician. this film tells us that being a politician is bad (no shit), but it refuses to ever have mckay be bad even though the entire point of the film is him compromising himself to become a read more
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