R | | Biography, Drama, History
In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.
The film chronicles the reversal of fortune of Gary Hart's going from the Democratic "front runner" to dropping out of the 1988 presidential race because of allegations of marital unfaithfulness with Donna Rice--which they both continue to deny. In another kind of reversal involving the film and the people it chronicles, Rice went on to marry a businessman named Jack Hughes, a name that is nearly the reverse of the actor who portrays Hart in this film, Hugh Jackman.
This campaign is about the future. Not rumors, not sleaze, and I care about the sanctity of this process, WHETHER YOU DO OR DO NOT!
The film begins in 1984 then the screen displays "4 years later" but it actually picks up in early 1987.
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