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The Last Debate (2000)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  5 November 2000 (USA)
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Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never... See full summary »

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Mike Howley
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Tom Chapman
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Barbara Manning
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Joan Naylor
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Henry Ramirez
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Governor Paul L. Greene
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Richard Meredith
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Nancy Dewey
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Jeff Grayson
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Don Beard
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Gwyn Garrison
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Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never before, resulting in what critics call a hijacking of the electoral process. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A conspiracy of reporters. A candidate with a hidden past. Not every assassin uses a gun.

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Missing The Point
15 December 2003 | by (Mansfield UK) – See all my reviews

When watching films set around the world of US politics, us Britishers are sometimes a little non plussed by the way the system works there. Films like this make me realise that politics and the media are made for each other and the relationship that has grown up around these two massive institutions has become so powerful as to make each organisation totally reliant upon the other - it is symbiotic if not parasitic.

Congratulations to the makers of this film, they point out, as did the original book, the dangers that lie ahead. Satire is a great tool and is not used enough in US movies, Michael Moore is doing his bit I suppose, but generally we are fed a bland diet. Thanks for this touch of spice.

James Garner, superb and restrained in his acting. John Badham, didn't try to 'Hollywood' the movie. And for those who didnt like it, well you are probably part of the problem.


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