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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 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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pretty stupid
7 November 2000 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

"Behind the scenes" look at a presidential debate where the moderator and panelists decide to abandon the debate format and instead level accusations of wife/child/employee abuse at the Republican candidate.

The whole premise is pretty stupid, and no real candidate, nor the networks, would have allowed any of this to happen. The rest of the story involves a reporter trying to uncover the mystery of where the information came from and why they did it.

Poorly directed, and unnecessary sidebars including the conservative panelist who is in the closet, but other than showing a male-male kiss, this is never developed, and is rather pointless.

James Garner is solid as usual, but no one else is able to make their character anything but one-dimensional.


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