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Silver City (2004)

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The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

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Dickie Pilager
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Chuck Raven
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Lloyd (as Cajardo Lindsey)
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Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, "user-friendly" candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado's venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during his gubernatorial campaign. When Pilager finds that he's reeled in a corpse during the taping of an environmental political ad, his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven, hires former idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective Danny O'Brien to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family's enemies. Danny's investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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17 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£43,484 (UK) (22 July 2005)

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£98,855 (UK) (29 July 2005)
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When Danny is talking to Maddy (towards the end of the scene at the back of her house), she appears to be wearing a jacket when shot from the front and a vest top when shot from behind. See more »

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Ad Spokesman: Richard Pilager cares about Colorado.
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Pilagers Party
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Very funny and timely!
28 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You'll never look at "W" again without thinking of Dickie Pilager! Nice piece of political satire and all too true. Well shot...well acted... and well directed. The characters are slightly "comic bookish" but consider their real life counterparts.

Be sure to look at the "Additional features" on the DVD. It contains some very pointed social commentary from some very concerned and talented individuals. This movie is probably more important now that we have had the election outcome of 2004.

The Haskell Wexler cinematography is really excellent. Be sure to notice the backgrounds when he is interviewed!


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