Screened Monday, October 12, 2009
Jimmy Breaux is running for president of the United States of America. He has a 20 point lead over his nearest rival with only weeks to go before the first primary.
The only thing between Jimmy and the nomination is himself. A Senator from Louisiana, he is making one of his patented speeches, rousing the crowd with his middle of the road populist ideology. He’s a local hero; they adore him. As far as politicians go, he’s the best there is.
But the Senator has an Achilles Heel – cute little blondes – and soon his future threatens to collapse around his head as he spends a few hours of passion with a young woman who suddenly falls limp. He tries to rouse her, but nothing. She’s dead.
Jimmy’s top aides rush to his side. It’s their worst nightmare. Not only is he cheating on his wife, he killed the girl. Do they call the authorities? If they do, he’s done. What else can they do?
Well, they could sneak her out and bury her. . . for the good of the country.
That is the question of this movie. As they debate the rights and wrongs of their course of action, they are besieged by campaign contributors, the press, well wishers, groupies and then finally, Jimmy’s opposition.
With a great cast and a hilarious script, Dirty Politics is an inside look at spin, political morality, and how far we will go to get into the White House.
Features John Valdetero, Beau Bridges, Judd Nelson, Jerry Katz and James Carville (as himself).