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The Last Debate (2000)

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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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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5 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Missed the point?
17 November 2002 | by (Madison, Wi) – See all my reviews

Okay this is a TV movie, and there is a reason director John Badlam isn't a household name. There are many pot shots that could be taken about the script, the editing and the some choices from the director. Personally with in that context I thought the acting was quite good. But the point of the movie everybody tends over look: We have mixed entertainment with our politics to a degree it is at times impossible to figure out where one starts and other begins. The movie asks is this blending of that line harming our democracy? And while the point and even the story could have been better told, the point shouldn't be over looked due the movies technical limitations.


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