MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,662 this week

The Last Debate (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 November 2000 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 121 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2540 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 255 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 743 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 71 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Last Debate" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last Debate (TV Movie 2000)

The Last Debate (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last Debate.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roughing It (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenaged Mark Twain travels to the American West during the "Gold Rush" days in search of fortune and his destiny.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Robin Dunne, James Garner, Adam Arkin
One Special Night (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Patricia Charbonneau
Breathing Lessons (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.

Director: John Erman
Stars: James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor
Incognito (1997)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: Jason Patric, Irène Jacob, Thomas Lockyer
Cash McCall (1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy
Dead Silence (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three escaped convicts from prison take a group of deaf students hostage and hold them captive to keep the authorities at bay. FBI agent John Potter (James Garner) leads the FBIs hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Stars: James Garner, Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ken Harrison is an artist that makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he make ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin
Decoration Day (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: James Garner, Judith Ivey, Ruby Dee
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jim Rockford must help a friend unjustly accused of child molestation.

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: James Garner, Rita Moreno, Joe Santos
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mike Howley
...
Tom Chapman
...
Barbara Manning
...
Joan Naylor
...
Henry Ramirez
...
Brad Lily
Jack Turpin ...
Michael Riley
...
Governor Paul L. Greene
...
Richard Meredith
...
Sidney Robert Mulvane
Djanet Sears ...
Nancy Dewey
Peter Donaldson ...
Jeff Grayson
...
Don Beard
Leslie Carlson ...
Pat Tubbs
Maggie Huculak ...
Gwyn Garrison
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confrontation finale  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Last Debate (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?