Tanner '88 (1988– )

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A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.

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1988  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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 Jack Tanner (11 episodes, 1988)
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 T.J. Cavanaugh (11 episodes, 1988)
Daniel Jenkins ...
 Stringer Kincaid (11 episodes, 1988)
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 Deke Connors (11 episodes, 1988)
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 Andrea Spinelli (11 episodes, 1988)
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 Alex Tanner (10 episodes, 1988)
Jim Fyfe ...
 Emile Berkoff (10 episodes, 1988)
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 Molly Hark (10 episodes, 1988)
Frank Barhydt ...
 Frank Gatling (9 episodes, 1988)
Sandra Bowie ...
 Stevie Chevalier (8 episodes, 1988)
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 Joanna Buckley (8 episodes, 1988)
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 Hayes Taggerty (7 episodes, 1988)
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 David Seidelman (7 episodes, 1988)
Greg Procaccino ...
 Barney Kittman (7 episodes, 1988)
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A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.

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Tanner: A Political Fable  »

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[making a toast at his son's wedding rehearsal dinner]
Tanner's Father: One hundred years ago, William Gladstone, after a particularly acrimonious debate in Parliament, bellowed across the floor at his arch-rival Benjamin Disraeli, "You, sir," he said, "will one day end your days on the gallows or of venereal disease." Disraeli raised himself up and replied, "That, sir, would depend on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
Alex Tanner: Grandpa.
Tanner's Father: I tell this humorous story because it hasn't been altogether clear...
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Astute Addition to the Altman Canon
5 October 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Terrific for those looking for a hidden Altman masterwork. It shares many traits with Altman's best (i.e. _Nashville_, _Short Cuts_, and Three Women_, etc.): strong ensemble acting, overlapping dialogue, quirky sense of humor, lots of serendipity. The political insider's perspective - which we must credit to Trudeau - only adds to the fun. _Tanner_ gains greater richness of character and narrative as it unfolds. Here's hoping Tanner runs again


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