The Front Runner

The Front Runner

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American Senator Gary Hart's (Hugh Jackman) presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

The whip-smart and funny film, we follow the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was side-lined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton).

As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race - events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

Alfred Molina co-stars as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, and J.K. Simmons is Hart’s campaign manager Bill Dixon.