Sin, scandal, and sex are all in a day's work for "The Candidate" in a wild and sordid political drama that stars Ted Knight as an up-and-coming office-seeker and transatlantic bombshells Mamie Van Doren and June Wilkinson as the pleasure-seeking sirens caught up in Washington intrigue. AKA: "The Party Girls and the Candidate." Next, a would-be writer's plans to return home from New York change after she has a coffee shop encounter with "Johnny Gunman," a charismatic hood about to enter a deadly war with his cousin for control of the local crime gang. Martin Brooks and Ann Donaldson star in this compelling, noir-flavored thriller. 143 min. total. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.