PG | | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Robert Redford and Michael Ritchie had recently worked together on Downhill Racer (1969), when they approached Jeremy Larner together wanting to make a movie about "a candidate who sold his soul." According to Larner: "Warners would not have financed the film were not Redford willing to take responsibility for ... ...
This thing you call politics? Politics is bullshit.
Lucas: I was wondering what it was.
After watching his commercial previews, Bill is laying on his couch watching TV. Between the close-up and far shots his head moves from the arm rest to the back cushion and his right arm changes position on his head.