The Front-Runner Movie

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Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he is caught in a scandalous love affair.

Who's Involved:

J.K. Simmons, Tommy Dewey, Vera Farmiga, Alfred Molina, Jason Reitman, Bill Burr, Kevin Pollak, Aaron L. Gilbert, Toby Huss, Helen Estabrook, Sara Paxton, Ari Graynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Chris Coy, Mike Judge, Spencer Garrett, Courtney Ford, Mamoudou Athie, Josh Brener, Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Molly Ephraim

Release Date:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Senator Gary Hart is the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign is rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then drops out of the race.

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Crew: Who's making The Front-Runner

A look at the The Front-Runner behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jason Reitman last directed Tully and Men, Women & Children. The film's writer Jason Reitman last wrote Men, Women & Children and Labor Day.


Helen Estabrook
Aaron L. Gilbert
Jason Reitman

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Production: What we know about The Front-Runner

Filming Timeline

On or about September 10, 2018, the film was in Completed status.

On or about April 3, 2018, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 30, 2017, the film was in Development status.

The Front-Runner Release Date: When was it released?

The Front-Runner was released in 2018 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Limited release). There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Bel Canto.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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