Best of Enemies

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July 30, 2015 at 07:03 PM EDT

Heading into the 1968 presidential election, ABC was a third-place network. To spice up ratings for the conventions, it hired two partisan pit bulls—William F. Buckley Jr. on the right and Gore Vidal on the left—to spar in a series of debates that quickly spiraled into insults and threats of physical violence. This deliciously feisty doc contextualizes their verbal brawls and the odd love-hate (mostly hate) rivalry between two men who seemed able to regard their own sense of heroism only through the other’s villainy. A–

Best of Enemies

2015 movie
type
Movie
mpaa
R
runtime
87 minutes
Cast
Gore Vidal,
Dick Cavett
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Best of Enemies

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