The Front Runner

The Front Runner

DVD - 2019
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"American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE FRONT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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An interesting, well-acted biopic on a man who almost became president.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Aug 16, 2019

Do not remember the history as I don't take that much interest in the American elections. It's bad enough with the moron, that's running this country. But, by the way this movie played out. It seems he would have been a good man for the job. For a political movie, it held my interest to the end.

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Courier2003
Jul 29, 2019

What a tragedy, Gary could have been the nominee for the Democratic party. I remember all the news scandal at the time. I may have considered voting for him. I had forgotten Gary was from Ottawa KS, my home state. He should never have said " follow me." I will never forget the yacht, Monkey Business. Wonder if the Republicans paid a woman to trap Gary Hart?

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WinstonO
Jul 06, 2019

The most memorable news report that was splashed everywhere was the picture of Donna Rice sitting on Gary Hart's lap on the dock. That wasn't even mentioned. Overall, superficial and boring.

The movie showed how politicians thought they didn't have to answer for their actions but it also showed how unscrupulous news reports are.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jun 27, 2019

This story is at its best starting at 1:18 into the timeline. Take away ... one example of a way to confront lies & defamation - popular stupid human past times. The issue remains, how can people in real life vet our leaders to know the full truth before we vote?

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INVS
Jun 26, 2019

Never got to see it due to issues with special needs, like captions/subtitles. Apparently I didn't miss much according to many reviews. I'll leave it there without adding my snarky political views.

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matcat44
Jun 21, 2019

There was too much about the machinations of getting the candidate elected for me. Yes, we’ll acted, but the lead up to the scandal got boring.

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bibliotek74
Jun 13, 2019

This was well acted and interesting, but just another film in the arsenal of thinly veiled "resistance" films we've seen since the 2016 election. It is dual minded, given that we've seen chauvinistic behavior from political leaders on both sides of the aisle over the past decades.

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greatflicks
Jun 12, 2019

A fine movie, well acted and some interesting concepts were brought up and discussed. Nice that Hart and his wife stayed together and Donna went on a did very well in life. At my age I like going back and being reminded of past scandles. I remember Johney Carson making jokes about what was going on during Hart's campain. My thoughts at that time were what a dumb ass, why would he put himself is such bad light if his aim is to become President of the United States.

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yesbyedith
Jun 09, 2019

I remember the 1980's. Well done for performances and script.

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