Poll: Favorite Election Movie

I saw a thread over at Dailykos discussing favorite poliitcal movies, and thought that over at MyDD we could have a discussion of our favorite election movies.

Anyway, I can think of at least nine movies / documentaries / mini-series where an election is the main focus of the film: The American President, Bob Roberts, Bullworth, The Candidate, The Contender, The Machurian Candidate, Primary Colors, Tanner '88, and The War Room. If you can think of another one, just let me know.

Which one is your favorite? The poll is one the front page.

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78 Comments

Bob Roberts
As much as I love Bullworth, Bob Roberts is one of the best political satires ever.  Amazing flick.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-02 05:44PM | 0 recs
My Sentiments Exactly!
Nothing else that comes to mind is in the same league.
by Paul Rosenberg 2005-10-02 05:52PM | 0 recs
i'd have to agree
bob roberts is friggin' classic.
by annatopia 2005-10-03 08:07AM | 0 recs
Re: i'd have to agree
Hey dudes there's going to be a remake of "all the kings men" this year...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_King%27s_Men_%282005_movie%29

by turnerbroadcasting 2005-10-03 08:11PM | 0 recs
Re: i'd have to agree
That is just wrong.  Classic movies should not be redone.  Friggin Hollywood bastards.  This is why I like Indies.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:48PM | 0 recs
Anytown, USA is the doc to watch
[new] Best Doc----Anytown, USA (none / 0)

Since I'm a producer on film I won't say it's best.....but it is very good.  Please check out our website at www.anytownusathemovie.com or order soon on filmmovement.com.  We have won several best documentary awards in 2005 and should be in a theatre near you in 2006.

by juan2567 on Wed Oct 19th, 2005 at 02:19:59 PM EDT
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by juan2567 2005-10-19 10:20AM | 0 recs
A minor quibble
The Contender wasn't really about an election campaign, and The American President was only tangentially so.

What about TV? The West Wing episodes, In the Shadow of Two Gunmen and Bartlet for America are some of the best episodes of television I've ever seen. And then there were the first and third seasons of 24, though admittedly, the election plotlines in both seasons were the least compelling.

by Gpack3 2005-10-02 05:46PM | 0 recs
other movies
a couple more:  "The Best Man," "Primary" (documentary about JFK), "The Great McGinty"
by charlie 2005-10-02 05:46PM | 0 recs
Bullworth over Bob Roberts by a hair
There's something about Bullworth's saying what you want to be said that beats out Bob Robert's satire by a hair.  
by LionelEHutz 2005-10-02 05:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Bullworth over Bob Roberts by a hair
We shouldn't give points to a movie just because our politicians suck so much.  It's an excellent movie, but no extra points because of Kerry, Obama, etc.
by Paul Rosenberg 2005-10-02 06:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Bullworth over Bob Roberts by a hair
It's my choice, you have plenty of space here to make yours, thank you.
by LionelEHutz 2005-10-03 08:54AM | 0 recs
It's Called Dialogue!
You should try it sometime!
by Paul Rosenberg 2005-10-04 12:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Bullworth over Bob Roberts by a hair
That is a great rap... The rich are getting richer and richer and richer and poor are getting more poor...  Fantastic... I just ike Bob Roberts better.  Bullworth is my #2.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:50PM | 0 recs
The best political movie
Is the Candidate, though Seven Days in May comes close.

In an odd way, a couple Billy Wilder fims are political: Nionotchka and one, two, three.  One Two Three was probably the best movie ever made about the cold war.  It is easily the funniest.

Lastly, The Missles of October was great - it was a TV movie made sometime in the 70's.

by fladem 2005-10-02 06:14PM | 0 recs
Both Off Topic, And Wrong
This is not about best political movie, but best election movie.

Best political movie would get us into the territory of Battle of Algiers, Burn, If, etc.

Oh, and a funny, heartwarming film about the Cold War--Matinee, with John Goodman.

by Paul Rosenberg 2005-10-02 06:57PM | 0 recs
Another
Wag the Dog.
by PAprogressive 2005-10-02 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Another
Head of State, very funny I think
by MattyR 2005-10-02 06:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Another
Head of state...I use it as inspiration.
by chanupi 2005-10-03 02:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Another
Head of state...I use it as inspiration.
by chanupi 2005-10-03 02:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Another
Head of state is outstanding.  I would love a politician doind a THAT SHIT AiNT RIGHT speech.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Another
My vote goes to Wag the Dog, if only because of it's eerie foresight into the current regime.
by Kalil 2005-10-03 12:06AM | 0 recs
Napoleon Dynamite
Vote for Pedro!
by HGPilot 2005-10-02 06:43PM | 0 recs
The oldies are the goodies
The oldies (Manchurian Candidate, The Best Man, Seven Days in May) all trump the others.
by rich 2005-10-02 06:45PM | 0 recs
can I say the obvious?
Election, with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. While not about an important election, it's about real politics and all kinds of dirty fighting. It manages to act out in an exaggerated high-school microcosm all the same stuff that you see happening on bigger political stages. Great movie on many levels.
by drewthaler 2005-10-02 06:45PM | 0 recs
Re: can I say the obvious?
I second your nomination of Election. Wicked funny and totally captures it
by bruh21 2005-10-02 07:01PM | 0 recs
Re: can I say the obvious?
Oh... There's one more thing about tracy flick I think you should know...

The next line took me totally by surprise.  I laughed coke through my nose.  Not pleasant, but funny stuff.

by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:52PM | 0 recs
Advise and Consent
Not an election movie, but I see other people have expanded the pool to include all political movies.  Directed by Otto Perminger (sp) it's about the Senate approving a President's nomination for Sec. of State.  You have an LBJ type Majority Leader wheeling and dealing, a powerful Southern Dem opposed to the nomination, a sex scandal.  A bit dated, but still a great movie about inside politics.

While Bob Roberts is the best contemporary election movie, the champ is still The Candidate.  Made more than 30 years ago, it is still captures the problems with campaigns, consultants and the media age like it was made yesterday.

What do we do know?

by KBowe 2005-10-02 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Advise and Consent
Well if we are going to do political films... I vote MASH.  Still one of my all time favorites and Altmans best.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:53PM | 0 recs
The Candidate
I think - if it was I think it is - is the best movie about electoral politics I've ever seen (ie about the Ollie North/Chuck Robb senatorial election in VA in '94). If I were to want to explain American electoral politics to a foreigner, this'd be where I'd start.

Two other films, although they aren't about elections and both are set in foreign contexts:

If you want to understand the development of British society with a heavy emphasis on politics over the last 40 years, I'd highly recommend a mini-series called "Our Friends From the North." Really it is probably the best TV series I've ever seens and I think it nails its subject exactly. The acting/drama is also very good.

Another film I've seen recently that is a great parable about Italian politics/society is called "Katrina in the Big City." If you see a preview for it, it seems like a coming-of-age tale. It isn't really, although superficially it is. Rather, its a devastating indictment of Italian society/politics. Very good.

by Ben P 2005-10-02 07:01PM | 0 recs
The American President
The monolouge Michael Douglas gives during his press conference at the end of that movie is riveting. I was watching that last year at Thanksgiving when my cousin said, "now THAT is what we need next election!"
by AC4508 2005-10-02 07:01PM | 0 recs
All the President's Men
What is so disturbing about watching this film in 2005 is how much worse the Republican party is now, how transparent its corruption.  Nixon was forced to resign over a scandal that Bush would smirk his way out of.  

There was a time when the American people could rely on the media to monitor and critically report on the executive branch.  And now they roll over to the neo-cons, allowing important issues to be ignored or reduced to visceral terms, allowing grotesque scandals to be minimized to the level of acceptability.  The media seems ignorant of its own responsible past as it has watched the GOP update Nixon's playbook.  

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 07:25PM | 0 recs
Re: All the President's Men
I tried to vote, it wasnt there.  Chris, as a self-avowed political junkie and Democratic party activist, I am surprised that this movie didnt make your list.  As I watched the 2004 election unfold, I couldnt get it out of my mind.  It was a constant presence, informing and exposing all the sleazy tactics and corruption of the Bush campaign.  

I imagined Rove bragging about Swift-boating with the same sense of glee that the slimy Nixon-hack lawyer bragged about rat-fucking.  

My father, a life-long Goldwater-Nixon-Reagan Republican told me before the 2004 election that he was leaving the GOP ("someone has to stop these madmen, they have gone too far").  All I could think is that he expressed the same sense of shame in his party as the demur secretary in the film admitting she has been a Republican her whole life.  

The win-at-all costs strategy, the web of money and corruption, the dictatorial leadership crushing disent all repeated so transparently in 2004.  

The film is a suspenseful political thriller, made more powerful by its lavishly documented historical facts.  Also one of my favorite films because it has such a happy ending.

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 08:45PM | 0 recs
True Colors
John Cusack and James Spader, a tale of Capitol Hill and corruption.  Cheesy but enjoyable.
by Matt Stoller 2005-10-02 07:41PM | 0 recs
No election, but:
The greatest political film ever is The Lion In Winter.

Three princes.  One throne.  How much more political can you get?

by jdeeth 2005-10-02 07:56PM | 0 recs
Re: No election, but:
My all-time favorite movie!
by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 08:47PM | 0 recs
one of my all time favorite movies
hepburn is amazing in that flick.
by annatopia 2005-10-03 08:09AM | 0 recs
The Anti-Crony Outcome
Lion in Winter has lots of 'lessons', even today.

A man of principal, above even friendship or power.  Can you imagine!

But Manchurian Candidate (orignal version) also say lots about today's climate of crafted candidates and behind-the-scenes manipulation.

by JimPortlandOR 2005-10-03 10:30AM | 0 recs
Kathy Bates rocked
Nothing beats Kathy Bates as a gay lesbian woman in Primary Colors
by howiekent 2005-10-02 08:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Kathy Bates rocked
and John Trivolta was just as campy as he could be. I never get tired of watching it ... the best there ever was.
by misscee 2005-10-03 05:36AM | 0 recs
The Totally Obvious One.
This one is so political it's deadly. It is in fact the world's very first reality show. (Also it's very first surreality show!)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/

"Kane was one of the most controversial films ever made. Hearst, offended by his portrayal, offered RKO a small fortune to destroy the film. When that didn't work his newspapers embarked on a campaign of defamation against Wells, thus proving that the film's criticism of the power and corruption of the press were precisely on target. Wells was never given a free hand to direct how he liked again and American Cinema was deprived of the one of the greatest geniuses to adopt it as a medium of self-expression."

by blues 2005-10-02 08:47PM | 0 recs
Re: The Totally Obvious One.
I thought about WR Hearst a lot in 2003.  He often bragged about how he, as a media baron, manipulated the American people into an unprovoked war.  "You supply the pictures, I'll supply the war."  

When the Washington Post apologized about not being critical of pre-Iraq war intelligence, all I could think was "fuck you, you Hearst fuckers."  

Great movie, but not technically an election film.

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 09:13PM | 0 recs
Re: The Totally Obvious One.
the campaign rally speech by the orson welles character is amazing.
by bi66er 2005-10-03 03:58AM | 0 recs
Re: The Totally Obvious One.
One of the most beautiful films.  I love the shots of the speech and rally.  Kane is hands down the best film of all time... followed by The Godfather and Casablanca.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:55PM | 0 recs
Re: The Totally Obvious One.
One of the greatest political movies, for sure. But not an election movie. The election is only one facet of the movie.
by Paul Rosenberg 2005-10-04 12:10AM | 0 recs
Farenheit 911 anybody?
Definately a film about an election, in different ways, both the 2000 and 2004.  I know MM has been marginalized and dismissed by the GOP grassroots and leadership (he was, after all, a major threat.)  There were threats of lawsuits before the movie opened.  MM promised to vigorously defend the facts in his film and lawsuits never materalized.  

Its too bad that we proponents of opposition have allowed our strongest public voices (Dean, Moore) to be dismissed as zany, unpatriotic, commie wackos.  

And I would still vote for All the President's Men.

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 09:02PM | 0 recs
Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith
"This is how democracy dies, to thunderous applause."  

I know, the movie sucked (Anakin survives dismemberment and lava, while Amadale dies in childbirth?) but nice lesson that evil tyrants are often elected before suspending civil liberties and corrupting the voting system.  

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 09:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith
Um, people have known for years that Anakin survives dismemberment and getting burned in the lava... It wasn't exactly a revelation as it is menetioned in a lot of star wars resource books.  Dude has the Force and a sword made of energy... something tells me their medical technology is better.

Amadala was another thing.  Yes, according to Jedi she should have survived... but Lucas had a few mythology errors.  And the child birth didn't kill her... she lost the will to live... that actually does happen and is a common theme explored in literature and film.

by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 08:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith
And the final fight between Obi Wan and Anakin and the Palpatine/Yoda fight kicked ass.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 09:00PM | 0 recs
If "All the President's Men" is in...
..."Brewster's Millions" should also be on the list.  And "Welcome to Mooseport."  And, for that matter, "Election."

What?  Only dramas are allowed?

How about the documentary "Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election"?  Or "Anytown, USA"?  Or "Spin"?

by kenfair 2005-10-02 09:54PM | 0 recs
The Distinguished Gentleman..
I cannot believe no one has mentioned "The Distinguished Gentleman" starring Eddie Murphy.

The movie, while satirical in nature, lucidly potrayed the influence special interests and corporations have in Washington and the ineptitude of the American public in regards to voting for "the name they know."

I happened to watch this movie the other day and it seemed to resonate even more considering the culture of Republican corruption/cronyism that has contaminated Capitol Hill.

The real question is whether Delay will get the Dick Dodge treatment.. One can only hope..

by Hadi 2005-10-02 10:10PM | 0 recs
Winston's Top 5 Election Films
This is a fun post.  I like movies better than politics, sometimes they have happy endings.  

1.  All the President's Men
     Same GOP playbook, new and improved for the 21st century.  "Oh, we still get caught, but now-a-days noone cares!"

2.  Farenheit 9/11
     Even our own party distances itself from Moore, proving that if you allow your opponents to define an argument (or person) they win everytime.  Without a coordinated, broad-based and mainstream voice of vigorous opposition to Bush, Democrats are going to lose in 2006.  Only chance in 2008 is that the GOP fractures (christian coalition jumps ship from "liberal" Guiliani, Big Money abandons "Money out of Politics"  McCain.  I wish I had a party agenda to fight for, instead of always fighting against.  

3.  Manchurian Candidate
     Angela Lansbury only slightly more unstable than Rove.  I watched this as a little kid, and I remember thinking what a fantasy it was.  American politics would never regress to this level.  Now all I think is, I wish I could see inside all those Diebold voting machines.  

4.  The War Room
     Happiest and Saddest film for me to watch.  I went to Georgetown, Clinton's Alma Mater, and met him when he announced his plans to run 1991.  I was a Clinton loyalist from that day forward, and watching this film rekindles that sense of optimism and triumph.  But how is it possible that our party has fallen into a stupor of impotence?  Seeing George Stephanopolis pre-digest news stories and feed them to the media contrasts so harshly with our party's current inability to do the same thing.

5.  Wag the Dog
     Want to win re-election?  Invent a war.  

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 10:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Winston's Top 5 Election Films
Oh, Winston, I so totally agree.
by Coral 2005-10-03 02:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Winston's Top 5 Election Films
Good list, but without Bob Roberts, it just feels incomplete.  Such a better film than Wag the Dog.
by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 09:01PM | 0 recs
Bush the Pumpkin King
One more off the topic.  In the build-up to war in 2003, this film was often on my mind.  

Bush, the Pumpkin King, becomes obsessed with bringing halloween freedom to Iraqland, and his whole sycophantic kingdom rushes to support him, singing songs, though they dont really understand what he is talking about.  Only a ragdoll, and we, the audience, know that the plan will be catastrophe.  We watch with morbid fascination as it plays out, powerless to stop it.

Whenever I talk with my sister about Bush, I call him the Pumpkin King.  

by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 10:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Bush the Pumpkin King
The Nightmare Before Christmas
by Winston Smith 2005-10-02 10:50PM | 0 recs
The Path to War
Lesser known, made a couple of years ago for HBO, directed by Frankenheimer, starring Michael Gambon as LBJ. NOt an obvious casting choice but as it turned out a great one. Gambon give you the feel of LBJ very, very well. This charts how LBJ sucked himself into escalating Vietnam and how he sensed his own political demise as a result. Worth it to see Gambon.
by calscientist 2005-10-02 11:18PM | 0 recs
A Very British Coup
It's a Masterpiece Theater show rather than a movie, but still one of my favorites.

And don't forget Bugs vs. Sam in "Ballot Box Bunny"

by BCT 2005-10-02 11:54PM | 0 recs
your movie list lacks a sense of history

All  the King's Men   It's about Louisiana and populism and corruption by Robert Penn Warren and directed by Robert Rossen who was blacklisted.
La Guerre est Finie   Yves Montand direc ted by Alain resnais who did the first mainstream film on the holocaust  "Night and Fog"   Written by Jorge Semprun who fought in the Spanish civil was and in the first resistance and was a minister in Sapin under the Socialist premier Gonzalez.

Z  about Greece under the dictatorship and one courageous politician's fight to tell the truth by Costa-Gavras and again Jorge Semprun

Battle of Algiers  a masterpiece

I could go on but I don't think any of the above movies hold a candle to these three and others.
This is a time limited list and very parochial.  

You know a lot about the blogosphere but you know next to nothing about the movies or movie history.

Some other American movies about politics---the parallax view, mr. deeds go to town, mr smith goes to washington and even the wonderful allegory about the intersection of capitalism, politics and moral corruption writtten and directed by the blacklisted Abraham Polonsky called most appropriately "Force of Evil"

by debcoop 2005-10-03 12:04AM | 0 recs
Dr. Strangelove
A great political movie and still one of the best movies ever.

"You can't fight here, this is the War Room!"

by evap 2005-10-03 03:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Dr. Strangelove

Responding to my own comment!  Of course, there's no election in Dr. Strangelove, so it doesn't really count.

In that case, I vote for Primary Colors.  

by evap 2005-10-03 03:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Dr. Strangelove
The scene where he rides the bomb is classic... ANd your quote is great too.

Definately Best secondary title to a movie...

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.  Great Satire.

by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 09:03PM | 0 recs
All the King's Men - 1949 ed.
The list from turnerbroadcasting:

1. All the King's Men - 1949, Robert Penn Warren
   - A chronicle of Louisana politics, an excellent
     view into raw, brutal power in force and
     good insight into why the current system
     which is based on cronyism, doesn't work.

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington -
   - Independents unite! The story of a guy
     like you and I that gives DC a good what-for
     the filibuster scene is an all time classic!

3. Farenheit 9/11 -
   - A "gap" film that tries to accomplish
     journalism in a world where the press
     are paid off and soporific.  Decent
     detail and story of the 2000 election.
     A true documentary.

4. "The Insider" - Al Pacino
   - How can you understand politics without
     understanding broadcasting? Goes into
     the heavy detail of how corporations
     influence people and content, strongly
     steering public dialogue, about the coverup
     of cigarette smoking. Easy to say
     now that its bad for you, isn't it?
     A free press is essential for the
     operation of democracy. (Lowell Bergman rox!)

5.  The Night of the Hunter - Gregory Peck
    - I recommend this one, as a christian
      to remind everyone that the church
      is not the body of christ without
      the spirit of christ. The metaphor here
      is that the two orphans represent
      the legislative branch. The old woman
      in the end, singing a hymn on the porch-
      is the supreme court. And the Reverend..
      well.. he's Karl Rove. After all,
      how many churches these days are
      political?

by turnerbroadcasting 2005-10-03 05:34AM | 0 recs
Re: All the King's Men - 1949 ed.
Hey my number one pick is going to be made into a release this year - a 2005 political movie - check this bad boy out...

The wiki article -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_King%27s_Men_%282005_movie%29

The wicked trailer -
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/index.html

Power corrupts.. Cobra driver.

by turnerbroadcasting 2005-10-03 08:16PM | 0 recs
The Candidate
I got to see this in hs history or something, It's when I realized that the consultants have all the power.
by Jerome Armstrong 2005-10-03 05:51AM | 0 recs
How about "Election" and
Blaze and Z

all three are brilliant

Plus an old  weirdish movie "A Great Man Votes"

by kmwray 2005-10-03 06:57AM | 0 recs
The Perfect Candidate
Since this thread began as best ELECTION movies, the one I would offer is The Perfect Candidate, a documentary by the same guys who did The War Room... It follows the Chuck Robb-Oliver North Senate race in 1994 and is fascinating  in the unease of Robb, the bold crassness of North, and the machinations of the political operations.  North's Campaign Manager Mike Murphy becomes the star of the film.  Murphy is known in DC as a hard nosed campaigner, and he shows his stripes in thsi film, but atthe end he has a great monologue about whether the way we campaign in the USA harms the way we govern in the USA.

If you can ever find it, check it out.

by Ian in DC 2005-10-03 07:38AM | 0 recs
Re: The Perfect Candidate
I lived in southern Maryland at the time of that election, and I still remember North's campaign ads (several of our TV stations were based in Northern VA); he had one of the most gratingly obnoxious ones I've ever seen in my life.  I could quote the voicover, but that wouldn't give you the real impact of it, because it was the announcer's absurdly exaggerated tone of voice that made it so unpleasant -- particularly the unctuous reverence with which he described North as a conservative, and the way he made "liberal" and "Bill Clinton" sound like the most obscene words in the language.
by Alex 2005-10-04 04:32PM | 0 recs
Silver City
I don't know if it's better than some of the films alredy mentioned, but John Sayles's flick Silver City is definitely worth checking out.
by shagraha 2005-10-03 10:43AM | 0 recs
House of Cards
Which was a BBC mini-series starring Ian Richardson. Not our system and not necessarily about an election. But Ian Richardson is such a great Richard III like liar and manipulator.

Speaking of....

Richard III, the nastiest coniver of them all. The Ian McKellen version is pretty good. And given how much this administration reveres executive privilege perhaps a vicious king is not such a bad analogy after all.

by brookeb 2005-10-03 11:33AM | 0 recs
Re: House of Cards
House of Cards is by far the best.  If you want to truly understand Karl Rove and company take a weekend and watch the entire trillogy.  It's available on DVD.  
by CalvinR 2005-10-03 01:18PM | 0 recs
Meet John Doe
Andy Griffith's greatest performance.
by Flynnieous 2005-10-03 12:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Meet John Doe
Stupid -- Meet John Doe is Gary Cooper.  I was confusing it with A Face in the Crowd.

Both movies involve ordinary guys being railroaded into politics--Cooper is a idealistic common man who is used by a corrupt politician, whereas Griffith is a media-created populist who turns out to be...well...rather Cheney-like.

O Brother Where Art Thou is also tangentially about an election.

by Flynnieous 2005-10-03 12:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Meet John Doe
I would have picked this.  Too Capra-ish, but it sure does make you think -- it can happen here.
by drlimerick 2005-10-03 02:10PM | 0 recs
How about the first season of "24"?
by drlimerick 2005-10-03 02:13PM | 0 recs
a few more
The Year of Living Dangerously
Doctor Zhivago
Of Thee I Sing
Z
by drlimerick 2005-10-03 02:23PM | 0 recs
What film is this?
Ok,for all you documentary fans... What film is this...

It is a documentary following the first term of two congressmen... I remember watching it in High school. I believe one of the first term guys was Tom Delay.  However, I am not sure of the name and can't find it on IMDB.  If anyone knows please post.  Fascinating documentary.

by yitbos96bb 2005-10-03 09:11PM | 0 recs
Primary was the first doc

'a perfect candidate" starring oliver north and chuck robb will give you a sense of why it is that repoublican campaign managers will not hesitate to go negative all the time from now on.
by HE 2005-10-04 08:18AM | 0 recs
Best Doc----Anytown, USA
Since I'm a producer on film I won't say it's best.....but it is very good.  Please check out our website at www.anytownusathemovie.com or order soon on filmmovement.com.  We have won several best documentary awards in 2005 and should be in a theatre near you in 2006.
by juan2567 2005-10-19 10:19AM | 0 recs

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