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MTV News Celebrates Election Day November 2009 With Our Favorite Campaigns In Movie History

3 November 2009 10:30 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

It's the first November of 2009, which means it's time to pull that lever, touch that screen or figure out whatever newfangled contraption your district has provided: today is Election Day, so cast that vote!

I put that exclamation point in there not because I'm excited to vote in New York's mayoral election, but because Election Day gets me thinking about what a rich topic elections have been for cinema. Combining intrigue, corruption, passion and the odd sex scandal, politics in general and elections in particular have made for some big screen gems over the years. Here are my favs.

Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) in "The Distinguished Gentleman": This flick is potent satire lurking within broad comedy: Johnson's conman epiphany is to ditch his illegal shenanigans and start sucking the enriching teet of the Washington establishment. He looses his ode-to-a-forefather's moniker, appropriates the name and campaign signage of a recently deceased politician and – bingo! »

- Eric Ditzian

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Rupert Grint: Wild Target Rumored Release Date!

21 July 2009 9:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Rupert Grint - Ice Cream Man news »

In our last report we revealed that Rupert Grint's next film Wild Target has officially finished production and landed distribution deals for both the U.S. and the U.K. Well as we get closer to the date we thought we would update you on just a few more tidbits about the movie. First we are happy to announce that Wild Target will also be released in France, but that is a given considering that is based on the 1993 French film Cible émouvante! There is also new information that says the release date for cinemas will be between October/November 2009! Additionally British composer Michael Price best known for his work on films such as (My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards, The Distinguished Gentleman) will be composing the musical score for film! For more Wild Target news why not check out our Wild Target myspace here. »

- Jo

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