Pete St. John is an image advisor to powerful and sometimes dishonest politicians. He is reluctantly working on the campaign of conservative industrialist Jerome Cade who is running for the Senate seat once held by Pete's friend Sam Hastings. Before long, Pete is butting heads with Cade's public relations expert Arnold Billing. Pete's investigation into Cade's background has prompted Billing retaliate in several destructive ways and leads Pete to think Billings knows something sinister about Cade, and perhaps the reason why Hastings is vacating his Senate seat.
Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw, Denzel Washington, E.G. Marshall, Beatrice Straight, Fritz Weaver, Michael Learned, J.T. Walsh, E Katherine Kerr, Polly Rowles, Matt Salinger, Tom Mardirosian, Omar Torres, Ricardo Gallarzo, Jessica James, Glenn Kezer, Douglas Newell, Scott Harlan, Nick Flynn, Ed Van Nuys, Noel Harrison, Jackson Beck, Leila Danette, D.B. Sweeney, Roger Grimsby, Margaret Hall, Donna Hanover, Marvin Scott, Daryl Edwards, Burke Pearson, Janet Sarno, Robert Fieldsteel, Gregory Wagrowski, Ron Stein