Three Candidates, Two blind Politicians, One Race. Anytown USA follows a tightly run race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey and resonates as an all-too-familiar look at partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation.

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Steve Lonegan ...
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Fred Pesce ...
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Dave Musikant ...
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Doug Friedline ...
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Bill Palatucci ...
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George Shaloub ...
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Joe Noto ...
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Melissa Schnipp ...
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Tom Layson ...
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Janine Strafaci ...
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Drew Speier ...
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Alan Bookspan ...
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Allison Bookspan ...
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Eileen Karpoff ...
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Tom Dematrakis ...
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All politics is local in this hilarious burlesque of a documentary following a tightly-run mayoral race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey. When the much-reviled--and legally blind--Republican incumbent Steven Lonegan boldly announces he will run for re-election, the citizens of Bogota go on the offensive to unseat him. Enter Democrat Fred Pesce, coaxed from retirement to share the ticket. With his health in question, and his politics compared to those of Tony Soprano, the field is wide open for sight-challenged town booster and former local football hero Dave Musikant to step in as a long-shot write-in independent candidate--officially making it the only mayoral race in the nation where two of the three candidates are legally blind! Add to the mix the machinations of Jesse "The Body" Ventura's campaign manager, and Anytown USA resonates as an all-too-familiar look at the charade of partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation. Written by Jamie Hook

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It was very interesting to see the nuts and bolts of an actual campaign operation clearly explained.
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film was great! It was very interesting to see the nuts and bolts of an actual campaign operation clearly explained. I've worked on a number of local campaigns in Jersey City, New Jersey (not far from where the film's story took place) and on a gubernatorial campaign (both the primary and the general election). This was the first time I saw a realistic film treatment of an election.

The technique of images in a news story becoming animated was really great. It was as if I was stepping into the story.

Towards the bottom of this Page:

http://www.njreporter.com/onlygameintown/onlygameintown10051.shtml

see the video of see New Jersey Political Scientist David Rebovich's comments on Lonegan.


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