• The Best Man (2008)

The Best Man

Release Date: February 10th, 2008

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Secretary of State William Russell (Henry Fonda) lives by his principles, but is haunted by a recent sexual indiscretion that threatens both his marriage and his career. Senator Joe Cantwell (Cliff Robertson) presents himself as the people's candidate, yet his determination to win at all costs is also his great flaw. These two frontrunners for their party's presidential nomination vie for the support of the outgoing president (Lee Tracy), and resort to mudslinging in a very public contest.

Cast: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy, Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Millar/Turman Productions

Keywords: Rivalry, Rise, Wife, Intense, Spirited, Engaging, 1960s

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Awards

Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture