- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 08/22/1996
"...You won't find a wittier or grittier guide to the electoral process than this documentary, a wicked dazzler..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/26/1996
"...Captures the circus of modern image politics pushed to the breaking point....The rare taste of poetic justice in politics." -- Rating: A-
Los Angeles Times - 09/27/1996
"...[A] shrewd, involving documentary....A PERFECT CANDIDATE is honest enough to include more and more moments of sincerity as the campaign progresses..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/06/1996
"...Personalities are being sold, not parties or philosophies, and A PERFECT CANDIDATE makes that process even more interesting..."
USA Today - 04/23/2004
"[A] top-tier political documentary..."
A wryly humorous documentary focusing on the 1994 Virginia Senate race, which pitted incumbent Charles Robb against "American Hero" and former Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North. Commentary from the North camp is provided by strategist Mark Goodin; Washington Post political reporter Don Bakes provides a counterpoint.