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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life.

  1. Jerry Schatzberg

    Director

  2. Alan Alda

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Joe Tynan

  2. Barbara Harris

    Barbara Harris

    Ellie Tynan

  3. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Karen Traynor

  4. Rip Torn

    Rip Torn

    Senator Kittner

  5. Melvyn Douglas

    Melvyn Douglas

    Senator Birney

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The Seduction of Joe Tynan

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  • August 17, 1979
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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