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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

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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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
It plays well in Minnesota, 22 September 2006
Author: visgrrl from United States

I have to start this comment by saying that I am a very liberal Minnesotan. I cried when Paul Wellstone died and I teared up when Bush won a second term. That being said, I really liked this film. For a movie about a hard-core liberal, it is amazingly balanced. With clips of Al from his SNL days and jokes made during fund-raising speeches, it was as funny as it was political. It follows Franken during the formation of his radio show on Air American through the '04 election. The only unfortunate part is that the politics seem to play better in downtown Minneapolis than they would in, say, Dallas. Minnesota is a Democratic stronghold and has been for years. Part of the film focuses on Franken's friendship with Paul Wellstone and his dislike of the man who took his Senate seat, Norm Coleman. People from other states may not know these names or how deeply the impact the people of this state. While one (Coleman) used to campaign for the other(Wellstone), they ended up being on opposite ends of the political spectrum by the time that they became competitors. It is insights like this that make some jokes funny and some comments astute. This film does not try to sway the audience, it simply presents the political world from Al's point of view. The passion he displays during his speeches and radio shows is amazing. He is one of the few people that obviously believe in what he is saying with every fiber of his being. Even if you don't believe in what he is saying, you have to respect the force and vigor with which he says it.

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