The Deal
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The Deal
British director Stephen Frears' political docudrama The Deal was originally broadcast on Channel 4. The film is based on the real-life events that elevated Tony Blair to the seat of Prime Minister. The film shows how the hard-working, but not head-turning, Gordon Brown (David Morrissey) and the flashy Blair (Michael Sheen), two very opposite personalities, forged a working relationship while opposing Margaret Thatcher's government. When the Labor leader, John Smith, dies of a heart attack, on May 13, 1994, everyone believes Brown will ascend to the top of the party. But that isn't… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"just a couple of guys conniving their way to the top but mostly appearing to do so via telephone"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A straight-up insider-politics study of ambition on a national scale."
‑ David Cornelius,
"A bold and credible effort to dramatize contemporary political history. [DVD]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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