The Front Runner

The Front Runner (2018)

The week America went tabloid

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Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

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  • Hugh Jackman

    as Gary Hart
  • Vera Farmiga

    as Oletha "Lee" Hart
  • J.K. Simmons

    as Bill Dixon
  • Alfred Molina

    as Ben Bradlee
  • Sara Paxton

    as Donna Rice
  • Mamoudou Athie

    as A.J. Parker
  • John Bedford Lloyd

    as David Broder
  • Spencer Garrett

    as Bob Woodward
  • Steve Coulter

    as Bob Kaiser
  • Ari Graynor

    as Ann Devroy
  • Kaitlyn Dever

    as Andrea Hart
  • Toby Huss

    as Billy Broadhurst
  • Steve Zissis

    as Tom Fiedler
  • Bill Burr

    as Pete Murphy
  • Mike Judge

    as Jim Savage
  • Kevin Pollak

    as Bob Martindale
  • Tommy Dewey

    as John B. Emerson
  • Molly Ephraim

    as Irene Kelly
  • Josh Brener

    as Doug Wilson
  • Mark O'Brien

    as Billy Shore
  • Alex Karpovsky

    as Mike Stratton
  • Oliver Cooper

    as Joe Trippi
  • Chris Coy

    as Kevin Sweeney
  • Courtney Ford

    as Lynn Armandt
  • Theodore Murphy

    as Georgetown Student
  • Evan Castelloe

    as John Hart
  • Jennifer Landon

    as Ann McDaniel
  • William Walker

    as Campaign Reporter
  • Jonny Pasvolsky

    as Steve Dunleavy
  • Gabriel Manak

    as David Axelrod
  • Lee Armstrong

    as Jack Germond
  • Jenna Kanell

    as Ginny Terzano
  • Randy Havens

    as Alan Weinberg
  • Milton Saul

    as Washington Post Reporter (uncredited)
Production John Papsidera Casting
Costume & Make-Up Danny Glicker Costume Design
Art Steve Saklad Production Design
Writing Jason Reitman Screenplay
Directing Jason Reitman Director
Production Jason Reitman Producer
Camera Eric Steelberg Director of Photography
Sound Rob Simonsen Original Music Composer
Art Melinda Sanders Set Decoration
Production Aaron L. Gilbert Producer
Production Helen Estabrook Producer
Costume & Make-Up Felicity Bowring Makeup Department Head
Writing Matt Bai Screenplay
Writing Matt Bai Book
Costume & Make-Up Michael White Hair Department Head
Art Cameron Beasley Art Direction
Editing Stefan Grube Editor
Writing Jay Carson Screenplay