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Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 8 June 2007 (USA)
Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

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(as Luke Eberl)

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(as Luke Eberl)

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Investigator
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Tony Blake (as Christopher Marquette)
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Owen Norris (as Alex Linz)
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Howard Neuman
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Lawrence Connor
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Daniel Norris
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Ellen Norris
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Cary Evor
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Stacy (as Senta Moses)
Jeremy Palmer ...
Intern
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Samantha-worked w / STEVEN WEBER
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Lara Connor
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Wacky Wayne / Eddie
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Richard Wallace
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Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads, posters, interviews, and speaking engagements in the cut throat media-image-is-all world of American politics. Written by Bob Lee

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Choose Connor because our children are our future.

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Drama

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Unrated

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8 June 2007 (USA)  »

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The Politician  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,441, 12 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,309, 2 November 2008
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Luke Eberl, the director, was 21 at the time of directing Choose Connor. See more »

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Referenced in Getting That Girl (2011) See more »

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Written by Kazimir Boyle (as Kazimir Boyle)
Performed by Suzanne Waters
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Solid story telling and technique
17 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

The plot line is an expose of the under belly of American politics. While the theme seems common, what "makes" the movie is the unconventional way the story is told.

The characters are played with conviction. You feel the innocence of the lead, and his innocence lost. The politician is the prince of double-talk, a real snake.

The camera work is impressive. It affirms the nuances of the acting and dialogue. Ditto for the music.

The story uses a parable-style with vingettes where the message is filled with double-entendres. A very canny strategy by the writer/director. The tension in the storyline is carried through to the last scenes.

The movie was like a good mystery book. Something was "afoot"; you knew it was bad; you didn't know exactly what it could be - you had your suspicions; and when the evil was revealed you let out your breath you hadn't noticed you were holding in. Saddened, shaking your head.

A story well written and well told. 3 cheers to a young writer/director.


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