The Deal (2003)

It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. However Tony Blair is also beginning to appear more likely as he will appeal to Southern voters who would be turned off by Brown. Blair rings Brown to arrange a meeting to discuss which will go for the job. The film flashbacks to the start of their relationship, sharing an office in Westminster on their first seats.

Directing:
  • Stephen Frears

Writing:
  • Peter Morgan

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-09-28
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90
Joanna Scanlan
Joanna Scanla...
Sue Nye
Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
Tony Blair
Dexter Fletcher
Dexter Fletch...
Charlie Whelan
David Morrissey
David Morriss...
Gordon Brown
Elizabeth Berrington
Elizabeth Ber...
Cherie Blair
Stuart McQuarrie
Stuart McQuar...
Scottish MP 1
Paul Rhys
Paul Rhys
Peter Mandelson
Gordon Kennedy
Gordon Kenned...
John Brown
Frank Kelly
Frank Kelly
John Smith
Ian Hanmore
Ian Hanmore
Scottish MP 2
Stuart Bowman
Stuart Bowman
Journalist 1
David Nicholls
David Nicholl...
Production Asst