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Comedy about a Senator who brings his son home from boarding school for his reelection campaign

From the 80 or early 90s at the latest.

I could have sworn the son was played by Matthew Broderick, but I don't see it on his IMDB page.  It's definitely a Broderick-like role.  The son had been sent to boarding school when his father was elected Senator, where he was a troublemaker.  Then his father, who was seeking to appeal to traditional-values voters, brought his son home as part of a reelection campaign to project himself as a family man.  Naturally, the son continued to be a troublemaker and all kinds of hillarious eighties comedy hijinks ensued.

Random details: his mother (maybe step-mother) was a highly obnoxious vegetarian, he dated a girl from a working-class family to the consternation of his family, and the Senator's campaign runner was actually trying to sabotage his campaign.  I think that's the real reason they brought the troublemaker son home.
asked Jul 14, 2018 in Name That Movie by aerojockey (87 points)

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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987).

Google: movie|film+senator+son+"boarding school"
answered Jul 14, 2018 by lavina (811 points)
selected Jul 14, 2018 by aerojockey