Affairs of State

Synopsis: A young campaign aide gets in way over his head when he sleeps with the wife and daughter of a presidential candidate only to end up bleeding out on the side of an empty road at night.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eric Bross
Production: Grindstone Entertainment Group
97 min

[sighs] 'Cause, uh,

that's a final notice.

Yeah, we're probably going to

have to bust out the umbrellas.


[clears throat]

That was a gift

from Tanya.

Oh, how nice of her.

Did you ever consider

selling the coke?

Michael, I can't

sell a gift.

We have to pay rent.

I know.

[sighs] Whatever are we to do?

[Michael] This is

my friend Kevin Bidwell,

noted political journalist

for a noted political newspaper

whose circulation

was way down.

Who you f***in'?


[Michael] Kevin Bidwell,

former college roommate who

lived vicariously through me.

I wanna work

for John Baines.

I want a rim job

from Ann Coulter,

but that doesn't mean

it's gonna happen.

[Michael] It was like college

had never ended for Kevin.

All right, so what is it

you actually want, Michael?

I mean, let's say you...

you get the job,

and Baines became president?

Where do you see yourself?

Humor me.

I see myself running

for Congress.

And I see myself winning.

I'm officially humored.

You think I'm kidding.

Congress... I-- Are you even

a resident of any state?

Where's the Podunk town

you come from?

It's not about where I'm from,

it's where I'm going.


That should be your

campaign slogan.

Rob Reynolds will never

take you seriously.

What if I told you...

that Rob Reynolds is going

to have to take me seriously.

If it were me...

I'd go to Reynolds like

I'm doing him a favor.

Give him what I have,

protect my sources...

Does Callie have

anything to do with this?

All right, two things,

and I want you to listen

to me, very carefully.

Do not let Reynolds know

that you want to

run for Congress,

or anything else,

for that matter.

- And?

- And...

just be careful.

These aren't Boy Scouts

you're dealing with.

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Tom Cudworth

Tom Cudworth (born February 15, 1964) is an American screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles. Cudworth grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Bloomfield, New Jersey. After studying filmmaking at Montclair State College, Cudworth co-wrote his first film with Eric Bross, entitled TenBenny, in 1994. The film featured one of Adrien Brody's first leading roles, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996. Cudworth's follow-up film Restaurant garnished critical praise, and was released at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival on April 17, 1998. Restaurant starred Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow, Simon Baker, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Lauryn Hill (who performed in Restaurant while pregnant). In 2000, Adrien Brody received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role as Chris Calloway in Restaurant. more…

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