We recently added “A Perfect Candidate” to the DBRL collection. The film played on the PBS series POV back in 1997 and currently has a rating of 88% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from the POV site:
Disproving the adage that there are no second acts in American life, Iran/Contra legend Oliver North re-emerged to challenge incumbent Charles Robb in a hotly contested 1994 Virginia senatorial race. R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor weave a modern-day parable about leadership in America and campaign culture in a cynical age. The result is a clear-eyed examination of the electoral process, where issues take a back seat to the machinations of spin doctors, and voter interests are lost in a media hall of mirrors.
Check out the film’s IMDB page for more info.