Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) is an idealistic young black man, the grandson of a Civil Rights leader, who is
looking for something or someone to believe in. He joins the presidential campaign of Jack Stanton (John Travolta),
the progressive governor of a small southern state. Jack and Susan Stanton (Emma Thompson) are impossible to
resist, burning with the ambition to be a part of history. During the long rollercoaster campaign riddled with sexual
scandal, Henry becomes progressively more involved with his new world, alternating between love and discovering that both
are a part of growing up American. Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Klein. Co-stars Kathy Bates and
Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Mike Nichols.