Running Mates - a TNT original Movie
recycle2000 | Southampton, UK | 10/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having now seen "Running Mates", I can offer a few thoughts. While talking about the film in earlier interviews, Tom Selleck stressed that It should not be seen as competition for "West Wing" and the like but rather as light entertainment ("Capra-esque") with a political backstory. Selleck, in his own laid back way, is capable of just the required touch to make his character work. He seemed at times tired but any candidate at that stage of his campaign would be...the fact remains that integrity shines out from everything he says and does. As to the rest of the cast..... Nancy Travis had her most powerful scene early on in the limo. Fiery and moving... Laura Linney (The Truman Show) as campaign manager had the most prominent role, second only to Selleck and took full advantage of it. Faye Dunaway is an accomplished actress of long standing and she handled the emotional role of Meg Gable brilliantly. Which leaves Teri Hatcher's Shawna. Her Hollywood liason is not based on any particular person in showbiz but Shawna is surely everyone's idea of what the leader of a Hollywood Coalition would be. She showed talent as a light comedy actress, also in a dramatic scene with Selleck and in the later powder room scene. Someone mentioned that the ending in the conference hall was predictable but emotionally satisfying....my feelings exactly. An excellent TV movie."
Might even be 5
tomhreece | Chicago, Illinois United States | 04/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a good watch. Selleck is perfect for the part and the rest of the cast is excellent. There is a scene later on it the film that is worth the price of admission in itself! Laura Linney,Faye Dunaway,Nancy Travis and Teri Hatcher together in a room talking about the man is one of those moments you watch movies for.Besides the cast and the humor and the politics this is afeel good movie.Watch it."
Steven Reno | 08/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Made for tv movie. Makes you think how elections for our goverment work. Slow at times.