Knife Fight

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2013 | R | Drama Political | 1 hr, 40 mins

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 Turn... more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, January 25, 2013 Limited Release

On DVD

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Screenwriter

Bill Guttentag
Chris Lehane

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Rating MPAA

R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

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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 McCormick), 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.
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Production Notes

  • Two-time Academy Award-winning director Bill Guttentag teamed with renowned political consultant Chris Lehane to create this political story for the new century.
Shooting Locations
  • June 2011: San Francisco, California, United States

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