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"Tanner '88" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1988-

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Release Date:
15 February 1988 (USA) See more »
For real. See more »
A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »


 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 60)

Michael Murphy ... Jack Tanner (11 episodes, 1988)

Pamela Reed ... T.J. Cavanaugh (11 episodes, 1988)

Daniel Jenkins ... Stringer Kincaid (11 episodes, 1988)

Matt Malloy ... Deke Connors (11 episodes, 1988)

Ilana Levine ... Andrea Spinelli (11 episodes, 1988)

Cynthia Nixon ... Alex Tanner (10 episodes, 1988)

Jim Fyfe ... Emile Berkoff (10 episodes, 1988)

Veronica Cartwright ... Molly Hark (10 episodes, 1988)
Frank Barhydt ... Frank Gatling (9 episodes, 1988)
Sandra Bowie ... Stevie Chevalier (8 episodes, 1988)

Wendy Crewson ... Joanna Buckley (8 episodes, 1988)

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Hayes Taggerty (7 episodes, 1988)

Richard Cox ... David Seidelman (7 episodes, 1988)
Greg Procaccino ... Barney Kittman (7 episodes, 1988)

Series Directed by
Robert Altman (11 episodes, 1988)
Series Writing credits
Garry Trudeau (11 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Robert Altman .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Zennia M. Barahona .... post-production producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Frank Barhydt .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Scott Bushnell .... producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Mark Jaffee .... line producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Matthew Seig .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Garry Trudeau .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1988)
Series Cinematography by
Jean Lépine (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sean-Michael Connor (unknown episodes)
Alison Ellwood (unknown episodes)
Mark Fish (unknown episodes)
Ruth Foster (unknown episodes)
Dorian Harris (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Stephen Altman (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Stephen Altman (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Kristine Flones (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Kristine Flones .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert B. Cooper IV .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jacqueline Arnot .... assistant property master (1 episode, 1988)

Jerry Fleming .... property master (unknown episodes)
Peter M. Gurski .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
John Collins .... sound recordist: second unit (2 episodes, 1988)

John Alberts .... sound post-production (unknown episodes)
Laura Derrick .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
George Leong .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Ning .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John McElwain .... key grip (1 episode, 1988)
Glenn Miller .... best boy (1 episode, 1988)

Michael Gulbin .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Mitch Gulbin .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Denis Hann .... grip (unknown episodes)
Tom McGrath .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Don Muchow .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Wally Pfister .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Al Vasquez .... video technician (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
R.T. Burden .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Rob Kobrin .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Judith Sobol .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
Bill Stephan .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Douglas Tishman .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Jack Kney .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Tom Milo .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Matthew R. Altman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sidney Blumenthal .... political consultant (unknown episodes)
Anthony De Fonzo .... utilities (unknown episodes)
Christine Guarnaccia .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Robert Hilferty .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Anne Kaplan .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cathy Keller .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Michael McCormick .... production auditor (unknown episodes)
Allan F. Nicholls .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Valerie Ross .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Yankel Ginzburg .... thanks (1 episode, 1988)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
353 min (11 parts) | Germany:300 min (10 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Garry Trudeau came up with the idea to cast Michael Murphy to play Jack Tanner.See more »
[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 to me this past year exactly what my son is embracing.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Altman (2014)See more »


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