USA, 2012, 100 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Political
MUST END Thursday, February 7th at the Sie FilmCenter
Digital presentation - If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of “true believer” Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormack), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour), and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss). When the ugly side of Turner’s work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean.
KNIFE FIGHT is a smart, crackling, comedic “inside look” at what happens behind closed doors in modern American politics. Two-time Academy Award-winning director Bill Guttentag teamed with renowned political consultant Chris Lehane to create this political story for the new century.
DIRECTOR: Bill Guttentag
Screenwriter: Bill Guttentag, Chris Lehane
Principal Cast: Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eric McCormack, Jennifer Morrison, Julie Bowen
US Distributor: IFC Films
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