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29 January 2003 (France) See more »
Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself - Narrator

Ben Harper ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Harold Ford Jr. ... Himself (as Rep. Harold Ford Jr.)

Tim Robbins ... Himself
John Sellers ... Himself

Susan Sarandon ... Herself
Christopher Shays ... Himself (as Rep. Christopher Shays)

Bill Maher ... Himself

Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself

Melissa Etheridge ... Herself

Courtney Love ... Herself
Antonia Novello ... Herself (as Dr. Antonia Novella)

Rudolph W. Giuliani ... Himself (as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani)
The Interpreters ... Themselves
Ralph Reed ... Himself
Cheri Honkala ... Herself

Jesse Jackson ... Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Pat Robertson ... Himself (as Rev. Pat Robertson)
Patricia Ireland ... Herself

Ralph Nader ... Himself

Newt Gingrich ... Himself
Jim Reese ... Himself (as State Rep. Jim Reese)

Barney Frank ... Himself (as Rep. Barney Frank)
Tim Hutchinson ... Himself (as Sen. Tim Hutchinson)
Jeff Johnston ... Himself
Barenaked Ladies ... Themselves

Ed Robertson ... Himself

Willie Nelson ... Himself

Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Julia Butterfly Hill ... Herself

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Himself (as Floyd Red Crow Westerman)
Rage Against the Machine ... Themselves

Ben Cohen ... Himself

Michael Moore ... Himself
Gary Johnson ... Himself (as Gov. Gary Johnson)
Stone Temple Pilots ... Themselves

Scott Weiland ... Himself
Adora Obi Nweze ... Herself
Robert Muhammad ... Himself (as Minister Robert Muhammad)

Steve Earle ... Himself
Greg Gladden ... Himself (as Atty. Greg Gladden)

Bianca Jagger ... Herself

John Kerry ... Himself (as Sen. John Kerry)

Campbell Brown ... Herself

Eddie Vedder ... Himself
Mark Fritz ... Himself
Rabbi Goldstein ... Himself
Rosalyn Brodsky ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reed Anthony ... Himself

William Baldwin ... Himself

Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself

Al Gore ... Himself

Charlton Heston ... Himself - President of the NRA
Jesse Jackson Jr. ... Himself
Barbara Bush ... Herself (uncredited)

George Bush ... Himself (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (uncredited)
Jeb Bush ... Himself (uncredited)

Laura Bush ... Herself (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (uncredited)

Chelsea Clinton ... Herself (uncredited)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (uncredited)

Karenna Gore ... Herself (uncredited)

Tipper Gore ... Herself (uncredited)
Lee Greenwood ... Himself (uncredited)
Katherine Harris ... Herself (uncredited)
Tom Hayden ... Himself (uncredited)

Larry King ... Himself (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Lieberman ... Himself (uncredited)

Ricky Schroder ... Himself (uncredited)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (uncredited)

Charlie Sheen ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Rebecca Chaiklin 
Donovan Leitch Jr.  (as Donovan Leitch)
Produced by
Nicole Boxer .... associate producer
Stanley F. Buchthal .... producer (as Stanley Buchthal)
Eric Cahan .... co-executive producer
Rebecca Chaiklin .... producer
Leah Culton .... co-producer
Leah Culton .... line producer
Dimitri Falk .... co-executive producer
Henri M. Kessler .... executive producer (as Henri Kessler)
Jon Kilik .... executive producer
Donovan Leitch Jr. .... producer (as Donovan Leitch)
Gary J. Palermo .... co-executive producer
Adam Paskow .... co-executive producer
Josh Richman .... co-executive producer
Vincent Roberti .... executive producer
Mark D. Severini .... executive producer (as Mark Severini)
Stephanie Sharis .... co-producer
Original Music by
Sabina Sciubba 
Cinematography by
Kevin Ford 
Luke Geissbuhler 
C.B. Smith  (as Carter Smith)
Ben Weinstein 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffmann  (as Sabine Hoffman)
Production Management
Greg Farina .... post-production manager
David Friedman .... post-production supervisor
Anushka Haguel .... production supervisor
Sound Department
David Durando .... additional sound
Jeff Formosa .... sound designer
Anthony Gilfand .... additional sound
Anton Gold .... additional sound
Anton Gold .... location sound: Boston
Georgia Hilton .... sound editor
Michael Jordan .... sound mixer
Michael Jordan .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Moss .... additional sound
Peter Nubile .... additional sound
Jordan Pardes .... sound recordist
Court Young .... additional sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Chaiklin .... director of photography: additional photography
Charles Phred Churchill .... director of photography: additional photography
Anthony Converse .... director of photography: additional photography
Leah Culton .... director of photography: additional photography
Justin DeGuire .... director of photography: additional photography
David Durando .... director of photography: additional photography
Dimitri Falk .... director of photography: additional photography
Greg Farina .... director of photography: additional photography
Simon Kogler .... director of photography: additional photography
Donovan Leitch Jr. .... director of photography: additional photography (as Donovan Leitch)
Anthony Nicolich .... director of photography: additional photography
Michael Skolnik .... director of photography: additional photography
C.B. Smith .... additional still photographer (as Carter Smith)
Brooke Williams .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Jane Pia Abramowitz .... additional editor
Brandon Boudreaux .... second assistant editor
Kate Brennan .... second assistant editor
Dan Brown .... additional editor
R.P.M. Cobden .... supervising editor
Ryan Cobden .... post-production assistant
Leah Culton .... additional editor
Kelly Delevan .... assistant editor
Greg Farina .... assistant editor
Greg Farina .... segment editor
Jim Finn .... negative supervisor
Kevin Ford .... segment editor
Adam Guthman .... second assistant editor
Richard Haylock .... digital intermediate technician
Jordan Pardes .... segment editor
C.B. Smith .... segment editor (as Carter Smith)
Joe Szutarski .... colorist
Music Department
Dean DeLeo .... composer: songs "Big Empty" and "Interstate Love Song"
Didi Gutman .... composer: additional original music
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sarah Christman .... intern
R.P.M. Cobden .... event coordinator
Heather Cook .... production assistant
David Durando .... production coordinator
Taryn Garcia .... production assistant
Andrew Herwitz .... film sales agent: Film Sales Corp.
Marc Levin .... godfather
Chelsea Madrigal .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Richard Matson .... creative consultant: Palisades
Britt McMurray .... intern
Chad Nelson .... intern
Doug O'Connor .... avid provider
Brandon Ralph .... interactive programmer
Jimmy Raskin .... creative director: Camouflage
Jeff Shuster .... intern
Crystal Taylor .... intern
H. Spencer Young .... additional post services: Spin Cycle Post
Serena Altschul .... special thanks
Mark Altshuler .... special thanks
Nancy Bagley .... special thanks
Karen Barber .... special thanks
Barenaked Ladies .... special thanks
Barbara Boxer .... special thanks (as Senator Barbara Boxer)
Robin Bronk .... special thanks
Esther Goldman Buchthal .... in loving memory of
Liz Burns .... special thanks
Beverly J. Camhe .... special thanks
Zoe R. Cassavetes .... special thanks (as Zoe Cassavetes)
Major Cherry .... special thanks
The Culton Family .... special thanks
Kelly Curtis .... special thanks
The Dandy Warhols .... special thanks
Sam Dryden .... special thanks
Bob Dylan .... special thanks
Steve Earle .... special thanks
Melissa Etheridge .... special thanks
Erika Euler .... special thanks
Dianne Feinstein .... special thanks (as Sen. Feinstein)
Jennifer Glasik .... special thanks: PMK
Danny Goldberg .... special thanks
Caesar Gonzales .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Enid Graddis .... special thanks
Richard Graddis .... special thanks
Mike Herald .... special thanks
Alba Hernandez .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Erika Herrera .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Maja Hoffmann .... special thanks: for her enduring love and support
Cheri Honkala .... special thanks
Arianna Huffington .... special thanks
Kirsty Hume .... special thanks
The Interpreters .... special thanks
Jesse Jackson .... special thanks (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Bianca Jagger .... special thanks
Jonathan Kanterman .... special thanks
Douglas Keeve .... special thanks
Barbara Kopple .... special thanks
Megan Lee .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Monica Lee .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Vivian Lei .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Davien Littlefield .... special thanks
Bill Maher .... special thanks
Molly McEwan .... special thanks
Mark McKinnon .... special thanks
Moises Medina .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Jacob Mendoza .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Rob Montobano .... special thanks
Emanuel Montoya .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Michael Moore .... special thanks
Mark Morris .... special thanks
Robert Muhammad .... special thanks (as Minister Robert Muhammad)
Rob Nelson .... special thanks
Willie Nelson .... special thanks
Anthony Nicolich .... special thanks
Doug O'Connor .... special thanks
Rosie O'Donnell .... special thanks
Tim O'Hare .... special thanks
Annie O'Hoyan .... special thanks
Rage Against the Machine .... special thanks
Tracy Rice .... special thanks
Vikki Rivas .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Tim Robbins .... special thanks
Jeff Sachs .... special thanks
Susan Sarandon .... special thanks
K.C. Schulberg .... special thanks
John Sellers .... special thanks
Duncan Sheik .... special thanks
Lara Shriftman .... special thanks
Ione Skye .... special thanks
Wendy Smith .... special thanks
Billy Soto .... special thanks: Rosemont Elementary School, Los Angeles
Marty Staff .... special thanks
Leigh Stieglitz .... special thanks
Stone Temple Pilots .... special thanks (as The Stone Temple Pilots)
Ken Sunshine .... special thanks
Dave Surilnik .... special thanks
Eddie Vedder .... special thanks
Neil Young .... special thanks
Emily Ziff .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Party's Over" - USA (video title)
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Factual errors: When Representative Barney Frank is first introduced on screen, he was mistakenly identified as a Republican. In fact, he is a Democrat.See more »
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Party on Columbine..., 3 February 2004
Author: PlanecrazyIkarus from Wales, UK

An unshaven, chubby American in casual clothing is trying to find out what's wrong with America, on screen. Ah, I must be talking about Bowling for Columbine? No, in fact this review is concerned with Last Party 2000, and the unshaven interviewer/narrator is Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor regularly cast as sidekick, and not Michael Moore, the comic voice of the American Left. First of all, let's look at the themes: Last Party 2000 deals with the political disillusion of the population, by focusing on the 2000 elections. The events surrounding these elections are documented, supporters of both sides are interviewed, a sense of bewilderment seeps through the entire documentary; in short, all elements for a great and inspiring documentary appear to be there. All elements apart from entertainment and professionalism, sadly. In the end, this has to be a comparative review. This is unfair - Last Party 2000 was filmed and released years before Michael Moore's masterwork about the reasons behind America's problem with (gun-related) violence. But the visual similarities, the similar aims, the similar cast of strange Americans (including appearances by Michael Moore and Charlton Heston), ... practically force a 2003 viewer to feel a deja vu. A deja vu which painfully highlights the shortcomings. The first flaw is simply that Last Party tries to present itself as an objective documentary, the removed outsider holding up a mirror. A noble cause this may be, but there is little fun to be had that way. Worse, the objectivity is cast into doubt and eventually discarded, in favour of a decidedly partial view of the election. The hero is neither democrat nor republican, it is Ralph Nader of green fame. So while we get to see snippets of televised discussions between Gore and Bush that show the similarities between them, only Nader gets the chance to stand out in a favourable way.

One serious problem caused by the pretence impartiality is that both sides get to talk too much. Michael Moore carefully picked his subjects, filling his documentary with fanatical idiots on the one hand and carefully spoken people on the other. He never interviewed any sane person opposing his views, or any nutjob supporting them. He edited the interviews to provide the maximum scare factor and humour, or maximum content, depending on the views of the interviewee. Being openly biased helped Bowling for Columbine by allowing the film to be frightening and partially funny, convincing and fast-paced. Last Party, on the other hand, is poorly edited. Where Columbine shows Charlton Heston holding up a rifle, growling menacingly "from my cold dead hands", Last Party also shows the preceding "And to you, Gore...". No pace, little humour, and nothing to sustain interest. These flaws are most visible in two very poorly produced sequences.. First of all, there's the coverage of the two party conventions, and then there's Jesse Jackson. Republicans and Democrats held gigantic conventions preceding the elections. Both were surrounded by semi-violent protests, and both featured people making surprisingly identical statements about why they support their particular side. In the documentary, these conventions are shown in sequence, and not edited in parallel. This drags down the pace, requires the viewer to recall statements from ten minutes before and is simply not as effective as it could be. The second point, Jesse Jackson's interview, highlights another flaw rather painfully. We see the interviewers before and after the interview, sweating and remarking how nervous they are about seeing such a famous person. An interview where the interviewers are in awe of their subject? How professional is that? It highlights another problem: We get to see far too much of the documentary makers, with little justification. Bowling for Columbine may have been a one-man-show for Moore, but at least he was funny. Last Party 2000 features a group of surprisingly boring filmmakers, putting themselves into the centre far too often.

So we have a slow-paced, poorly edited, rather tedious, pretense impartial but actually biased vanity project of a documentary. Fine. I could live with that. Except, they then proceed to show the election aftermath, in the final minutes of the film. How can they justify dragging out the pre-election circus for hours if they then cut the post-election scandals into a five-minute sequence? Wouldn't that have been interesting enough to warrant a documentary all of its own? The final verdict is simple: They needed a better editor, and much more courage in presenting their views. The pre-election circus could have been cut down to a healthy 45 minutes, with another 45 minutes left for the post-election chaos. As it is, this documentary is not worth watching.

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