The electoral process has always been a matter of selling a candidate to the public. With the vast array of technologies available today, the marketing of political candidates has become a highly competitive, multimillion-dollar industry. Director Sidney Lumet's POWER examines this often
ruthless world through the eyes of Pete St. John (Richard Gere), a much sought-after campaign strategist. St. John journeys back and forth across the country to juggle his candidates and their needs. Wallace Furman (Fritz Weaver) is an ineffectual but wealthy businessman who wants to be governor
of New Mexico. Andrea Stannard (Michael Learned) is the governor of Washington, who may...