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Running Mates (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 4 October 1992
In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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Carole Eastman (as A.L. Appling), Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen (first rewrite)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Aggie Snow
Ed Harris ... Hugh Hathaway
Ed Begley Jr. ... Chapman Snow
Ben Masters ... Mel Fletcher
Robert Harper ... Gordy Faust
Brandon Maggart ... Jack Delaney
Russ Tamblyn ... Frank Usher
Edgar Small Edgar Small ... Senator Seaton
Richard Livingston ... Beard (as Richard B. Livingston)
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Headwaiter
Carrie Snow Carrie Snow ... Amber
Roy Soden Roy Soden ... Agent Starling
Gregg Berger ... Tabloid Reporter
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Irene
Steve Gonzales ... Hispanic Reporter
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In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

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He's got a bright political future - she's got a sexy secret past. Who do you think will grab the headlines? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Tricks See more »

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HBO Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Slow Start/Powerful & Eloquent Finale
27 July 2003 | by aripinSee all my reviews

To me, the final scene, in which Harris responds to the press corp, is worthy of viewing this intelligent and timeless slice of politics(especially the campaign phase). If only the "real-life" pols would respond in the intelligent, articulate manner as did Mr Harris,then the arrogant, self-serving members of the press would perhaps think twice before surfacing irrelevant, confrontational "garbage" that has absolutely nothing to do with a candidates abilities to effectively handle the challenges of the office for which he/she is pursuing.


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