The Front Runner
In 1988, Gary Hart was going to be the next U.S. President. This is the story of what happened next.
A look at the scandalous US presidential election back in 1980s. Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to “follow him around” while he’s not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by Miami Herald Reporters. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now former senator..
113 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse)
Drama, Period piece, Thriller, On the art circuit
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Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O'Brien, Molly Ephraim, Chris Coy, Alex Karpovsky
|Screenplay||Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman from the book by Matt Bai|
|Produced by||BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Right of Way Films|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Frequently used and of moderate impact and sometimes used to exclaim at situations and at time used against people.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||Complex and mature themes that look into the real life of Gary Hart who was a senator who ran for presidency but decided to pull out after he saw the unfairness of the media. Themes explored look at family relations, love, trust, political power, humiliation, sacrifices, damage control, changing the world, putting education first, not being able to have privacy, secret affairs, office campaign, making headlines and public scrutiny. The themes of secret affairs, unproven infidelity and fighting for privacy might seem to complex for children of below 13 years to grasp.|
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|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|What the Critics say|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||12|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Sandie Angulo Chen ||10|
|What the People say|
|The Movie DBCommunity||12|
|Average .. 58%||12|
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