The Candidate

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1972
  • Running time: 110 min
OSCAR WINNER: Best Original Screenplay More powerful today than at the time of its 1972 release, The Candidate is a timeless tale of contemporary politics; expertly written by Oscar winner Jeremy Larner. Robert Redford plays Bill McKay, an... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Original Screenplay More powerful today than at the time of its 1972 release, The Candidate is a timeless tale of contemporary politics; expertly written by Oscar winner Jeremy Larner. Robert Redford plays Bill McKay, an idealistic California attorney running for office in this marvelous, biting, satire on media-age political campaigns. The stellar cast includes Peter Boyle and Melvyn Douglas, who also give memorable performances.

Original Release

08/11/1972

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Cast

Allen Garfield Klein
Don Porter Senator Crocker Jarmon
Karen Carlson Nancy McKay
Melvyn Douglas John J. McKay
Peter Boyle Marvin Lucas
Robert Redford Bill McKay
Quinn K. Redeker Rick Jenkin (as Quinn Redeker)
Morgan Upton Wally Henderson
Michael Lerner Paul Corliss
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood
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Directors

Michael Ritchie

Writers

Jeremy Larner

Cast

Allen Garfield Klein
Don Porter Senator Crocker Jarmon
Karen Carlson Nancy McKay
Melvyn Douglas John J. McKay
Peter Boyle Marvin Lucas
Robert Redford Bill McKay
Quinn K. Redeker Rick Jenkin (as Quinn Redeker)
Morgan Upton Wally Henderson
Michael Lerner Paul Corliss
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood
Kenneth Tobey Floyd J. Starkey
Christopher Pray David (as Chris Prey)
Joe Miksak Neil Atkinson
Jenny Sullivan Lynn
Tom Dahlgren Pilot
Gerald Hiken Station Manager
Leslie Allen Mabel
Jason Goodrow Boy in Commercial
Robert De Anda Jaime
Robert Goldsby Fleischer

Producers

Robert Redford Executive Producer
Walter Coblenz Executive Producer
Nelson Rising Executive Producer
Walter Coblenz Producer
Nelson Rising Producer

Editors

Robert Estrin, Richard A. Harris

1973 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced Won
1973 Oscar Best Sound Nominated
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