TWO CHILDHOOD BEST FRIENDS RUN AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR MAYOR OF THEIR SMALL HOMETOWN IN ‘RUNNING MATES’ -- A BALLS-OUT COMEDY WITH A HEART OF GOLD
The Campaign begins October 29th from Monarch Home Entertainment
In the spirit of “The Campaign” comes the hilarious film RUNNING MATES from the duo that created “Hank and Mike” and “Greg & Gentillon,” Thomas Michael and Paolo Mancini’s latest venture is a comedy that captures the hilarity, drama and hijinks of small‐town politics. Thomas Michael directs from his and Mancini’s script. RUNNING MATES makes its DVD debut October 29th on the Monarch Home Entertainment label.
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 (Jane McLean) and announces his candidacy for mayor. He runs into his childhood friend Reg (Mancini) who now runs the local tow truck company with his brother “Moose” (Mike Beaver).
They barely recognize Archie in his fancy suit and non‐mullet big city haircut -- but friendship is forever. So after a night of catching up, the boys are fished out of the drunk-tank by their angry wives. Archie’s wife tells him 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 his old best friend for mayor of Shoulder. Along the way we meet the incumbent Mayor Weatherbee (Henry Winkler), much loved for his increase of the litter fine from $20 to $22.50, and Archie and Reg’s tried and true friend ‘One‐Ball” (DJ Qualls) manager of the pride of Shoulder – the curtain rod plant, Graham Greene as Dilton Harbor, Linda Kash as Maude Beasley (featured in many Christopher Guest films) and Helen Hughes as Midge Muggs (“Tommy Boy,” “Billy Madison”).