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THE CANDIDATE
October 12, 2018  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This movie was made in 1972, and starred Robert Redford as a political candidate who didn’t think he had any chance of winning, so he dropped the usual Washingtonian facades and began speaking plainly, even at times outrageously. Redford’s character, Bill McKay, was. Running for U.S. Senate, not the presidency – but there’s no way to watch this movie, all these years later, without feeling some odd twinges of déjà vu.  

 
 
 
 
 
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