Knife Fight (2013)
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Knife Fight (2013)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
January 25, 2013
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/knife-fight
Genre
Drama
Release Date
January 25, 2013
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
100 minute(s)
Production Budget
7
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/knife-fight
Director
Bill Guttentag
Producer
Daniel Davila, Catherine Davila
Screenwriter
Bill Guttentag, Chris Lehane

If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of 'true believer' Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormick), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour), and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss). When the ugly side of Turner's work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean.

"Knife Fight" is a smart, crackling, comedic 'inside look' at what happens behind closed doors in modern American politics. Two-time Academy Award-winning director Bill Guttentag teamed with renowned political consultant Chris Lehane to create this political story for the new century. As the November election approaches, "Knife Fight" pulls back the curtain on the 'real truth' of the political process.