"What Do We Do Now?"

on November 03, 2010 by Steve Simels

From 1972's The Candidate -- still perhaps the sharpest film ever made about the American electoral process -- director Michael Ritchie explains yesterday's results to you. Robert Redford plays Bill McKay, a decent liberal pol who at the film's conclusion has just won a hard-fought seat in the United States Senate.

Sadly, the vacuity of our politics has only accelerated since this was shot. Also, Redford's gotten older and co-stars Melvyn Douglas and Peter Boyle have gone to the great voting booth in the sky.


Tags: The Candidate, Mitchael Ritchie, Robert Redford

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