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Joan Allen ... Herself

Jeff Bridges ... Himself
Frank Capra Jr. ... Himself

Sam Elliott ... Himself

John Frankenheimer ... Himself

Rod Lurie ... Himself

Gary Oldman ... Himself

Saul Rubinek ... Himself

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Christian Slater ... Himself

Douglas Urbanski ... Himself

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Barbara Toennies 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Toennies 

Produced by
Gary Allen .... executive producer
Kellie Allred .... producer
Barbara Toennies .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Stephen B. Strout 
Production Management
Todd Roisman .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Charlie Visnic .... graphics (as Charles Visnic)
Sound Department
Mandy Allen .... sound assistant
Kenneth Novak .... sound mixer (as Ken Novak)
Nicole Phillips .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Krehbiel .... camera operator
Bill Sheehy .... camera operator
Other crew
Damian Shapiro .... production coordinator
Paul Siliato .... production assistant
Frank Capra Jr. .... special thanks
John Frankenheimer .... special thanks
Blanche Lincoln .... special thanks (as Sen. Blanche Lincoln)
Richard Schickel .... special thanks

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Additional Details

USA:22 min
Aspect Ratio:
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