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Basics Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, DramaNotable as: Political drama, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Parody, Political drama, Political cinema, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: CaliforniaRuntime: 109 - 110 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: San Diego, Santa RosaDirector: Michael RitchieScreenwriter: Jeremy LarnerMusic: John RubinsteinCinematography: Victor J. Kemper, John KortyStars: Peter Boyle, Robert Redford, Michael Lerner, Kenneth Tobey, Melvyn Douglas, Allen Garfield, Don Porter, Quinn K. Redeker, Karen Carlson, Morgan Upton, Natalie WoodProducer: Walter CoblenzStudio: Warner Bros.Awards won: Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Jeremy Larner)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Sound MixingAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and machinations involved in political campaigns, was written by Jeremy Larner, a speechwriter for Senator Eugene J. McCarthy during McCarthy's campaign for the 1968 Democratic Presidential nomination.

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