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Exclusive: Jason Reitman’s 5 Favorite Scenes From Political Movies

Exclusive: Jason Reitman's 5 Favorite Scenes From Political Movies

Exclusive: Jason Reitman’s 5 Favorite Scenes From Political Movies

Sony Pictures Entertainment provided the chance to chat 1-on-1 with director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, forthcoming Ghostbusters 3) for his political biopic The Front Runner, based on the presidential campaign former Senator Gary Hart. We asked Reitman to tell us his 5 Favorite Scenes From Political Movies, and he took extra time and care to think about the topic. Check out his choices below, and click here to order The Front Runner on Blu-ray!

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Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart in the film that follows 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 sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. 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.

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The Front Runner also stars Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), J.K. Simmons (Juno), Alfred Molina (FX’s The Feud), Sara Paxton (Twin Peaks), and Kaitlyn Dever.

#1: “The Candidate”
“The Candidate” is a film that, in speaking of “The Front Runner,” my co-writers, Jay Carson and Matt Bai and I -before we started working on the script- they came over to my house and we watched “The Candidate.” It became the north star for the movie.

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