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Cast

  (in credits order)

Al Franken ... Himself
Franni Bryson ... Herself (as Franni Franken)
Katherine Lanpher ... Herself
Billy Kimball ... Himself
Ben Wikler ... Himself
Tim Bradley ... Himself - Team Franken
Ayo Griffin ... Himself - Team Franken
Rob Mackey ... Himself - Team Franken
Jim Norton ... Himself - Team Franken
Chris Rosen ... Himself - Team Franken
Kate Sullivan ... Herself - Team Franken
Gabrielle Zuckerman ... Herself - Team Franken
William J. Bennett ... Himself (as Bill Bennett)
Neal Boortz ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (as President George Bush)
Tucker Carlson ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (as Vice President Dick Cheney)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (as Senator Hillary Clinton)
Evan Cohen ... Himself
Norm Coleman ... Himself (as Senator Norm Coleman)

Ann Coulter ... Herself
John Edwards ... Himself (as Senator John Edwards)
Matthew Entenza ... Himself (as Rep. Matthew Entenza)
David Foster ... Himself
Joe Franken ... Himself
Phoebe Kunst Franken ... Herself

Janeane Garofalo ... Herself
Carl Ginsburg ... Himself
David Goodfriend ... Himself

Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage)

Tipper Gore ... Herself (archive footage)
C. Boyden Gray ... Himself
Lloyd Grove ... Himself
Sean Hannity ... Himself
Karen Hughes ... Herself
Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage)
Molly Ivins ... Herself (as Molly Ivens)

Robert Kennedy Jr. ... Himself (as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.)
Bob Kerrey ... Himself (as Senator Bob Kerrey)

John Kerry ... Himself (as Senator John Kerry)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself

Jay Leno ... Himself
Rush Limbaugh ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Medved ... Himself
Zell Miller ... Himself (archive footage) (as Senator Zell Miller)
Walter Mondale ... Himself (as Vice President Walter Mondale)

Michael Moore ... Himself

Bill O'Reilly ... Himself
Steve Roberts ... Himself
Pat Schroeder ... Herself (as Representative Pat Schroeder)
Chuck Schumer ... Himself (as Senator Chuck Schumer)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Mark Shanahan ... Himself
William Safire ... Himself
Alan Simpson ... Himself (as Senator Alan Simpson)
Jon Sinton ... Himself
Suzy Vasillov ... Herself
Mark Walsh ... Himself
Lally Weymouth ... Herself
Nick Weicker ... Himself
Paul Wellstone ... Himself (archive footage) (as Senator Paul Wellstone)
Sheila Wellstone ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself

Jon Stewart ... Himself

Directed by
Nick Doob 
Chris Hegedus 
 
Produced by
Wendy Ettinger .... consulting producer
Nick Fraser .... executive producer: BBC
Walker Lamond .... associate producer
Rebecca Marshall .... producer
D.A. Pennebaker .... executive producer
Frazer Pennebaker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Smart 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Doob 
Chris Hegedus 
 
Sound Department
Paul Furedi .... sound mixer
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Doob .... camera operator
Chris Hegedus .... camera operator
Walker Lamond .... additional camera operator
Rebecca Marshall .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mike Maguire .... colorist (as Michael Maguire)
Larry Schmitt .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Nate Allard .... assistant: Al Franken
Jane Balfour .... foreign sales
Casey Boyd .... assistant: Al Franken
Cathy Carapella .... clearances
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
 
Thanks
Andy Elias .... thanks
Joe Franken .... thanks
Owen Franken .... thanks
Thomasin Franken .... thanks
Francesca Gage .... thanks
Maya Handelsman .... thanks
Michael Harrison .... thanks
Lisa Johnson .... thanks
Kit Pennebaker .... thanks
Adam Pincus .... thanks
Ellen Ratner .... thanks
Bingham Ray .... thanks
David Rose .... thanks
Nigel Sinclair .... thanks
Pamela Stewart .... thanks
Philip M. Strub .... thanks (as Phil Strub)
Richard Sugarman .... thanks
Mark Wills .... thanks
Jeff Zeiger .... thanks
 

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Absolutely Nothing New Here, 13 July 2011
Author: thomasjwilliams from Kansas City, MO, USA

While there is nothing wrong with this Al Franken documentary ... it is rather so-what, also. I don't really see what this documentary/film does new ... as with Franken I knew ALL of this already.

People bemoan "lazy journalism" and I guess one could actually bemoan "lazy film-making" with "Al Franken: God Spoke" ... although I am uncertain if that is the case here. The problem here is that there is nothing remarkable or note-worthy. Documentaries used to be about compelling subject matter that were supposed to educate the world; but this one comes out as rather un-inspired.

While I am a fan of Al Franken, I don't see why this needed to be made as it gives us nothing new and I'm also not learning anything new with this one.

There have been better docs and there have been worse docs. To say that it is terrible would be wrong; but it would also be wrong to say this one is highly important and/or necessary. I need to stress how much MORE one will get out of reading Al Franken's books than a random viewer will get out of watching Al Franken: God Spoke.

One MUST be a liberal to enjoy this; but even this liberal was un-impressed with this very-standard documentary. PLEASE ... read Franken's books or you won't be getting much out of this impressive individual (as this does him no justice).

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