A Perfect Candidate (1996)

A Perfect Candidate
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ira Schreck Legal Services (Frankfurt Barbus Klein & Selz) 120857 18000001
Russel Pugh Accountant n/a 120802 16000002
Thomas B McGuire Jr. Legal Services (Hansen Jacobsen Teller & Hoberman) 120857 18000002
Suzanne Rosencrans Legal Services (Hansen Jacobsen Teller & Hoberman) 120857 18000003
Richard Winston Legal Services (Schwartz Weiss Steckler & Hoffman) 120857 18000005
Barbara Hoffman Legal Services (Schwartz Weiss Steckler & Hoffman) 120857 18000004
Jonathan Fish Accountant n/a 120802 16000001
Lydian Tone Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000010
Jim Gilchrist Sound n/a 120816 14000005
David Van Taylor Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Ted Skillman Sound n/a 120816 14000006
Ron Herbes Sound sound assistant 120816 14000007
Norval Crutcher III Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Richard LeGrand Jr. Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Michael Luisi Legal Services (Frankfurt Barbus Klein & Selz) 120857 18000006
Jane Buckwalter Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Rebecca Posner Other intern 120795 26000002
Ronnie Block Other intern 120795 26000001
Renannah Weinstein Other intern 120795 26000003
Louis Ventorini Other travel arrangements(Union Tours) 120795 26000004
Rob Luttrell Other opticals(Cynosure) 120795 26000006
Tracy Goodman Other Chyron 120795 26000005
Dana Liman Production production equipment provider(Liman Video Rental) 120824 25000009
Mona Davis Production associate director 120824 25000008
Michael Morton Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Charlie Levi Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Joe Richman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Katie Schuerholz Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Tucker Stilley Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Scott Stein Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
R.J. Cutler Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Peter Reale Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000002
Dave Burke Assistant Producer n/a 403 3000005
Ted Skillman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Janet Cummings Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000001
Nick Doob Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Doug Block Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Nick Doob Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Dan Partland Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
David Van Taylor Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mark Goodin Actor Himself 1 1000003
Don Baker Actor Himself 1 1000002
Charles Robb Actor Himself 1 1000004
R.J. Cutler Director n/a 2 2000001
R.J. Cutler Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Van Taylor Director n/a 2 2000002
Jonathan Mednick Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Dan Partland Camera n/a 120798 6000005
Syndi Pilar Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Jim Gunn Assistant On-line Editor on-line assistant 121051 7000005
Maia Wechsler Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Ruth Cohen Consultant funding consultant(Creative Strategies) 120784 12000001
Roberta Doheny Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000001
Susan Emerling Research n/a 458 12000002
Steve Sjolund On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000004
Richard Hiltzik On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000003
Steven Schecter Camera n/a 120798 6000007
Peter Reniers Camera n/a 120798 6000006
Ed Rowan Colorist n/a 120920 6000008
Mona Davis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Carol Stein Editing editing facilities(Insomnia Films) 120901 7000002
Oliver North Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In addition to chronicling the mud-soaked, ideologically polarized face-off between Lt. Col. Oliver North, the Iran-Contra martyr/hero, and Senator Charles Robb, the peccadillo-plagued New Democrat, during the 1994 Virginia Senate race, this feature documentary follows the more personal journeys of chief North strategist Mark Goodin and Washington Post correspondent Don Baker. Goodin, embittered by a career in the trenches of Republican politics, is driven to win at all costs, but plagued by doubts that his brand of hard-ball campaigning may be ruining the country. The wry and cynical Baker, on the other hand, is a lifetime liberal who feels betrayed by politician after politician, but who finds hope for American democracy coming from a most unexpected quarter. Like the people of Virginia struggling to choose between North and Robb, like voters across America this election year, both Goodin and Baker are chasing the elusive hope of democracy--the search for a perfect candidate.