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Man with a Plan (1996)

Fred Tuttle, faced with his father's impending hip operation and his failing farm, needs to make a six-digit salary with a fourth-grade education. So he runs for U.S. Representative from ... See full summary »

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Fred Tuttle ...
Bill Blachly ...
Bryan Pfeiffer
Bruce Lyndes
James Wallace ...
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Tom Blachly
Kermit Glines
Euclid Farnham
Priscilla Farnham
Edgar Dodge
Barbara Kohn
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Fred Tuttle, faced with his father's impending hip operation and his failing farm, needs to make a six-digit salary with a fourth-grade education. So he runs for U.S. Representative from Vermont with a markedly bizarre campaign. Will he triumph over incumbent Bill Blachly? Written by Ben Guaraldi <b.guaraldi@dartmouth.edu>

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Fred Tuttle has spent a long time in the barn; now he just wants to spens a little time in the House.

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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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The names of the crew appear like they would on a ballot with a check mark appearing next to the correct names. Eg: "For Director Choose One" See more »

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One of the great Political Films
14 August 2004 | by (Craryville, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great films about politics, in that it's not really about politics, but about human triumphs and follies. It grounds its satire and commentary in its sympathy for the characters, more like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington than Wag the Dog and All the President's men. It's not a polemic. Rather, the satire is not overdone, the commentary is subtle, and the humanity is overwhelming. Seriously now --don't we need more people like Fred Tuttle in government? I'd certainly vote for him! Because if Fred Tuttle can make it, then there is hope for this country in these dark times.


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