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The War Room (1993)

PG  |   |  Documentary, History  |  January 1994 (USA)
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the Clinton for President campaign, focusing on the adventures of spin doctors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. Bill Clinton himself is almost never seen. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@hanover-crrel.army.mil>

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They Changed The Way Campaigns Are Won.


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Rated PG for language
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January 1994 (USA)  »

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Die Kommandozentrale  »

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$901,668 (USA)
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James Carville: No, I want... Shit, I ain't drinking no Bush bear. Give me a Budweiser.
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Followed by The Return of the War Room (2008) See more »

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Vote Baby Vote
Written by Deee-Lite
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Published by EMI/Virgin Music
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A Political Education

As a student of Political Sciences, I believe this to be one of the most fascinating and introspective documentaries regarding the subject of campaigning. The first modern campaign, the 92 Clinton war is an amazing melodrama of quick rises to power, downfalls, villains, heroes, and the precursor to one of the most vicious political battles of our nation's history. In the film, if you look hard enough, you see the seeds of weakness being sown which would lead to an awesome political showdown which is more grand, more high-stakes, and more dark than the plotline of any film in this database. Note: If you like "The War Room," read Woodward's "The Agenda."


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