The Front-Runner Movie


The Front-Runner

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2018 | R | Drama True Story

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

U.S. Release Date

The Front-Runner release date was Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, November 16, 2018. This was a Expansion release.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Cast more cast

Vera Farmiga
Lee Hart
Courtney Ford
Lynn Armandt
Kaitlyn Dever
Andrea Hart
J.K. Simmons
Bill Dixon
Molly Ephraim
Irene Kelly
Ari Graynor
Ann Devroy

Directed by

Jason Reitman


Jason Reitman
Jay Carson
Matt Bai

Production Companies

Rating MPAA

R for language including some sexual references


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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