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A Perfect Candidate
POV Season 10
Feature Film | 08/05/1997

Disproving the adage that there are no second acts in American life, Iran/Contra legend Oliver North re-emerged to challenge incumbent Charles Robb in a hotly contested 1994 Virginia senatorial race. R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor weave a modern-day parable about leadership in America and campaign culture in a cynical age. The result is a clear-eyed examination of the electoral process, where issues take a back seat to the machinations of spin doctors, and voter interests are lost in a media hall of mirrors.

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Film Credits —

  • R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor