R | | Comedy, Drama
A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.
The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Janney, and Kathy Bates; and five Oscar nominees: John Travolta, Diane Ladd, James Earl Jones, and Rob Reiner.
Gov. Jack Stanton:
I'm going to tell you something really outrageous. I'm going to tell you the truth.
When Norman Asher suggests going on talk shows, his lips say, "Oprah," but the soundtrack says, "Montel."
$12,045,395 (USA) (22 March 1998)
$38,966,057 (USA) (21 June 1998)
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