R | | Drama
After a close friend drops out of politics, a political consultant helping to find a replacement finds a web of corruption and deceit as well.
Paul Newman was supposed to star in the film, but asked director Sidney Lumet if he could delay filming for a few months. Newman wanted to focus on his race-driving career during the summer, and did not want filming a movie to conflict with that. Lumet refused.
Look, we hired you to do a job, Mr. St. John, and it wasn't to investigate me and my company and it sure wasn't to exchange information with your ex-wife.
The character portrayed by Denzel Washington has the surname Billings. In the end credits, the character's surname is spelled Billing.
English, Spanish, Yiddish
$1,854,200 2 February 1986