The Front Runner (2018) Movie Review, Cast and Plot


The Front Runner is a 2018 American biographical drama film. The movie is directed by Jason Reitman. The front Runner is based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, written by Matt Bai. Jason Reitman co-wrote the screenplay with Bai and Jay Carson.

This Movie star includes Hugh Jackman as Hart, with Vera Farmiga, J. K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina. It premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on the 31st of August 2018. This movie is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 6th of November 2018, by Columbia Pictures.

The Front Runner Movie Cast

  • Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart
  • Vera Farmiga as Oletha “Lee” Hart
  • J. K. Simmons as Bill Dixon
  • Alfred Molina as Ben Bradlee
  • Sara Paxton as Donna Rice
  • Mamoudou Athie as A.J. Parker
  • John Bedford Lloyd as David S. Broder
  • Bill Burr as a Miami Herald reporter
  • Kaitlyn Dever as Andrea Hart
  • Molly Ephraim as Irene Kelly
  • Josh Brener as Doug Wilson
  • Mike Judge as Jim Savage
  • Kevin Pollak as Bob Martindale
  • Ari Graynor as Ann Devroy
  • Mark O’Brien as Billy Shore
  • Alex Karpovsky as Mike Stratton
  • Toby Huss as Billy Broadhurst
  • Tommy Dewey as John Emerson
  • Spencer Garrett as Bob Woodward
  • Nyasha Hatendi as Roy Valentine
  • Steve Zissis as Tom Fiedler
  • Chris Coy as Kevin Sweeney
  • Jennifer Landon as Ann McDaniel
  • Oliver Cooper as Joe Trippi
  • Courtney Ford as Lynn Armandt
  • Jonny Pasvolsky as Steve Dunleavy
  • Randy Havens as Alan Weinberg
  • Steve Coulter as Bob Kaiser
  • Jenna Kanell as Ginny Terzano
  • Gabriel Manak as David Axlerod
  • Evan Castelloe as John Hart
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The Front Runner Movie Plot


The film follows the rise of American Senator Gary Hart, a Democratic presidential candidate in 1988. He later falls from grace when media reports surfaced of his extramarital affair.


The Front Runner Movie Overview

Directed byJason Reitman
Produced by
  • Helen Estabrook
  • Aaron L. Gilbert
  • Jason Reitman
Screenplay by
  • Matt Bai
  • Jason Reitman
  • Jay Carson
Based onAll the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
by Matt Bai
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Vera Farmiga
  • J. K. Simmons
  • Alfred Molina
Music byRob Simonsen
CinematographyEric Steelberg
Edited byStefan Grube
  • Bron Studios
  • Right of Way Films
  • Stage 6 Films
  • Creative Wealth Media
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 31, 2018 (Telluride)
  • November 6, 2018 (United States)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUnited States