Power (1986)

111 min.
Plot  Pete St. John (Richard Gere), a ruthless and highly successful media consultant, is juggling a couple of other political candidates when asked to join the campaign of wealthy but little-known Ohio businessman Jerome Cade (J. T. Walsh), who hopes to win the Senate seat being vacated by St. John's friend Sam Hastings (E. G. Marshall).

He comes into conflict with Arnold Billings (Denzel Washington), a public relations expert whose firm Cade has hired. St. John's investigation into Cade's background prompts Billings to retaliate by bugging St. John's office phones, flooding the basement of his headquarters, tampering with his private jet, and interfering with his other clients.

These actions force St. John to take a hard look at himself and what he has become and to decide whether his ex-wife Ellen Freeman (Julie Christie) and his former partner Wilfred Buckley (Gene Hackman) are right in believing that his success is due primarily to the exploitation of others.




Richard Gere
Pete St. John
Julie Christie
Ellen Freeman
Gene Hackman
Wilfred Buckley
Kate Capshaw
Sydney Betterman
Denzel Washington
Arnold Billings
E.G. Marshall
Sam Hastings
Fritz Weaver
Wallace Furman
J.T. Walsh
Jerome Cade
Matt Salinger
Phillip Aarons


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