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165 Ratings

The Candidate

Directed by Michael Ritchie
United States, 1972


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.

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The Candidate Directed by Michael Ritchie

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1973 | Winner: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced

1973 | Nominee: Best Sound

National Board of Review

1972 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America

1973 | Winner: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

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