|Campaign staff, David (Chris Pray) & Nancy & Bill McKay (Karen Carlson & Robert Redford)|
|In American Graffiti actor Chris Pray was Milner's pal, Al who asked if Milner could spot weld the bumper bracket on his Mopar.|
|In The Candidate, Pray plays David, a political campaign staff member. He has much more screen time but only a few lines. In this scene, California lawyer Bill McKay (Robert Redford) is approached by Democratic political expert, Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle) and asked to run for the U.S.Senate.|
|Lucas gives McKay a proposition: He can't win since the race is already decided, so he is free to campaign saying exactly what he wants. Reluctant at first, the idealistic McKay eventually agrees to run - not to win, but only to bring vital issues before the voters.|
|During a rehearsal for a press conference David (Chris Pray) asks McKay how he feels about abortion to which he unequivocally replies that he’s for a woman’s right to choose. However, McKay is quickly admonished and told that he can't say that.|
In The Candidate George Meyer is an obnoxious, opinionated stranger who, in the above shot, appears to be staring at McKay's junk as he uses the urinal. Initially, his motivation is not clear, but then it becomes obvious that he wants to harass McKay and tell him he thinks he's a crappy politician. He yells, "McKay! . You're shit and you know you're shit!"
THE FACE OFF
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