RUNNING MATES

By Thomas MICHAEL

JOKER FILMS PRODUCTIONS INC - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2011

"Election" meets "Jackass" as the hilarity and hi-jinx of small-town politics run wild when two former best friends run against each other for Mayor.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thomas MICHAEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Paolo MANCINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Sean BUCKLEY
    • Synopsis
    • Archie Fenton (Michael) couldn't wait to leave his childhood town of Shoulder. The minute he finished high school, he went out into the world in search of bigger and better things. Seemingly out of nowhere, he returns to town with his ambitious wife Ronnie (McLean) and announces his candidacy for mayor. He runs into his childhood friend Reg (Mancini) who barely recognizes Archie in his fancy suit and non-mullet, big-city haricut, but friendship is forever. After a night of catching up, the boys are fished out of the drunk-tank by their angry wives. Archie is told by Ronnie that if he ever hopes to be mayor, he can't hang out with his old buddies. When Archie tries to explain this to Reg, his friend is crushed. To get back at him, Reg decides it's time to get into politics and runs against him for mayor of Shoulder. Along the way we meet the incumbent Mayor Weatherbee (Winkler), and Archie and Reg's tried and true friend 'One-Ball,' (Qualls) manager of the pride of Shoulder - the curtain rod plant.
      A balls-out comedy with a heart of gold, Running Mates reminds us that good friends are hard to find and even harder to lose! Let the campaigning begin!
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