Overview

In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.

  1. Mike Nichols

    Director

  2. Elaine May

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Travolta

    John Travolta

    Jack Stanton

  2. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Susan Stanton

  3. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Richard Jemmons

  4. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Libby Holden

  5. Adrian Lester

    Adrian Lester

    Henry Burton

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  • March 20, 1998
    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 2h 23m

Budget $65,000,000.00

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