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Writers:
Jason Richman (written by) &
Joshua Michael Stern (written by)
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Release Date:
1 August 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One ordinary guy is giving the candidates a reason to run.
Plot:
In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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works better as a human drama than as a political satire See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kevin Costner ... Bud Johnson

Madeline Carroll ... Molly Johnson

Paula Patton ... Kate Madison

Kelsey Grammer ... President Andrew Boone

Dennis Hopper ... Donald Greenleaf

Nathan Lane ... Art Crumb

Stanley Tucci ... Martin Fox

George Lopez ... John Sweeney

Judge Reinhold ... Walter

Charles Esten ... Lewis (as Charles 'Chip' Esten)

Richard Petty ... Richard Petty

Willie Nelson ... Willie Nelson

Mare Winningham ... Larissa Johnson

Mark Moses ... Attorney General Wyatt

Nana Visitor ... Galena Greenleaf

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Chief Running Bear

Shawn Prince ... Jed
Dale O'Malley ... Hank
Mary Sue Evans ... Mrs. Abernathy

Gary Farmer ... Curly
Adam Taylor ... Justice Brower

Bruce McIntosh ... Father In Classroom

Tom Romero ... Ad Exec
Tony Blankley ... Tony Blankley
Aaron Brown ... Aaron Brown

Campbell Brown ... Campbell Brown
Tucker Carlson ... Tucker Carlson

James Carville ... James Carville
Matt Frei ... Matt Frei

Mary Hart ... Mary Hart

Arianna Huffington ... Arianna Huffington

Larry King ... Larry King
Anne Kornblut ... Anne Kornblut

Bill Maher ... Bill Maher

Chris Matthews ... Chris Matthews
Lawrence O'Donnell ... Lawrence O'Donnell

Forrest Fyre ... Ted Drake

Ivan Brutsche ... Carl
Sheila Ivy Traister ... Vermont Reporter #1
Jeremy Jojola ... Vermont Reporter #2
Suzanne Michaels ... Vermont Reporter #3
Cynthia Ruffin ... Boone Staffer #1
Jason Henning ... Boone Staffer #2
Les Shapiro ... Network Reporter

Cynthia Straus ... Darlene
Chance Romero ... Pizza Delivery Guy
Charles Moore ... UPS Delivery Man

Colin Jones ... KNME Techie
Trista Callander ... Commercial Director
Richard M. Dereyes ... Market Reporter #1
Shauna Clark ... Market Reporter #2
Debra-Jayne Brown ... Market Reporter #3

Price Hall ... Market Reporter #4
Olajida Kashu ... Gay Doctor
Jessica Morin ... Gay Female Cop
Tim Janis ... Gay Soldier
Scott Meyer ... Gay Partner #1

Brent Lambert ... Gay Partner #2

Christopher Dempsey ... Secret Service Agent #1
David Meeker ... Secret Service Agent #2
Janeal Arison ... TV Producer
Madelin Whelpley ... Female Student #1
Alyssa Gutierrez ... Female Student #2

Amber Midthunder ... Female Student #3
Taylor Warden ... Male Student #1
Angelo Martinez ... Male Student #2
Isaiah Bergert ... Male Student #3

Arron Shiver ... Greenleaf Aide #1
Kate Schroeder ... Greenleaf Aide #2

David Dalton ... Greenleaf Aide #3
Heather Hitt ... Greenleaf Aide #4

Pierre Barrera ... Henry
Todd Lewis ... ET Segment Producer

Dan Gerrity ... Trailer Reporter #1
Cris Ornelas ... Trailer Reporter #2

Esodie Geiger ... Trailer Reporter #3
Constance Hsu ... Trailer Reporter #4
Katalina Parrish ... Trailer Reporter #5

Joshua Michael Stern ... Commercial Director
Tony Stern ... Gospel Minister

Mara Holguin ... Waitress
John J. Coinman ... Bud Johnson's Band (as John Coinman)
Blair Forward ... Bud Johnson's Band
Teddy Morgan ... Bud Johnson's Band
Larry Cobb ... Bud Johnson's Band
Charles Park Chisholm ... Bud Johnson's Band
Bobby Yang ... Bud Johnson's Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicente Alirez ... Protester (uncredited)
Alexandra Andrews ... Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Barela ... Mourner (uncredited)
Chris Bentley ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Robert Anthony Brass ... BBC Reporter (uncredited)
Keanu Briones ... Child on Playground Slide (uncredited)
Robert Cain ... Secret Service Agent #3 (uncredited)
Alex Castillo ... Funeral Extra (uncredited)
Bryan Chacon ... Funeral Extra (uncredited)

Dave Colon ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Jahani Curl ... Secret Service (uncredited)
Jennifer Dunstan ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

Pamela Finley ... First Lady Boone (uncredited)

David Giammarco ... C.J. (uncredited)
Cliff Gravel ... Cheering Fan (uncredited)

Chaz Grundy ... Greenleaf Aide (uncredited)

Rachel Hroncich ... Reporter (uncredited)

Gene Hunt ... Presidential Supporter (uncredited)

Bob Jesser ... Softball (uncredited)

Alex Knight ... Waiter (uncredited)

Daniel Knight ... Presidential Advisor (uncredited)
Cynthia Lee ... Newsroom Operator (uncredited)
Michael A. Lente ... Roswellian Alien (uncredited)
John Macho ... Sierra Club Member (uncredited)
William E. Marshall ... Reporter (uncredited)
Cameron Martin ... Jody Maroni Vendor (uncredited)
Charles Moore ... UPS Delivery Man (uncredited)
Therese Olson ... Walter's Party Girl (uncredited)

Brian Reece ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Fred Resler ... Presidential Supporter (uncredited)
Janet Smith ... High End Reception Guest (uncredited)
Wes Trudell ... Randall (uncredited)

Rebekah Wiggins ... Lesbian Schoolteacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Michael Stern 
 
Writing credits
Jason Richman (written by) &
Joshua Michael Stern (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Costner .... producer
Terry Dougas .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Robin Jonas .... executive producer
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis .... executive producer
Todd Lewis .... line producer
Jim Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Shane Hurlbut (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff McEvoy 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Steve Saklad 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Zuelzke 
 
Set Decoration by
Marcia Calosio 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
 
Makeup Department
Enid Arias .... hair stylist
Jennifer Bell .... key hair stylist
Megan Daum .... assistant hair stylist
Elle Elliott .... hair department head
Blair Leonard .... makeup artist
Dennis Liddiard .... co-makeup department head (as G. Dennis Liddiard)
Medusah .... assistant hair department head (as Anne Aulenta-Spira)
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup department head (as Francisco X. Perez)
Danlee Winegar .... makeup artist (as Danlee A. Winegar)
Sara Bozik .... additional makeup (uncredited)
Elizabeth Gallegos .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Jennifer McDaniel .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Jolynn Nieto .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Deidre Parness .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
S.J. 'JoJo' Fieger .... production supervisor
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Todd Lewis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Eric Glasser .... second second assistant director
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director (as Eric Fox 'Purple' Hays)
Kate Marie Boyle .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Lily Garcia .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
Scott Metcalfe .... first assistant director: added scenes (uncredited)
Chad Saxton .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Timothy Abreu .... propmaker (as Tim Abreu)
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
Brett Andrews .... property assistant
Arthur Arndt .... carpenter
Arthur Arndt .... propmaker
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... lead greensman
James Barth .... construction foreman
David D. Baumann .... property assistant
Korbin Bennett-Gold .... production assistant day player
John Berger .... set designer
David Bird .... laborer
Lou Boggs .... welder
Marco Britt .... graphic designer
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master (as Michael Carrillo)
James W. Center .... painter (as Jim Center)
Matt Chavez .... laborer
Victor Chavez .... propmaker gangboss
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser
Charles Chesser .... propmaker
Dennis Collins .... on-set painter
Sage Emmett Connell .... set dresser
Kenneth Cook .... propmaker
Mike De Luca .... mill foreman (as Michael Maloney)
Michael Deal .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Brian DeNike .... greensman
Chadney Everett .... set dresser
Graham Griswold .... set dresser
Wellyem Guerra .... set dresser
Miguel Gurule .... paint foreman (as Miguel C. Gurule)
Mark Gutierrez .... propmaker
Paul Haag .... set dresser
Paul Harman .... signwriter
Glenn Harris .... painter
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadman (as Paul Hartman)
Virginia Hopkins .... lead painter
Arlen Johnson .... construction general foreman (as Arlen J. Johnson)
Lorin Johnson .... laborer
Lise Landeau .... set decoration buyer
Emily Latting .... on-set art department production assistant
David A. Lente .... greensman
Amahl Lovato .... set designer (as Amahl H. Lovato)
Roberta Marquez Seret .... art department coordinator (as Roberta Marquez)
John Marshall .... laborer
Jerry Martinez .... labor foreman
Geni McAndrews .... on-set art department production assistant
Randy Moffitt .... propmaker
Leigh Anne Montaño .... art department production assistant (as Leigh Anne Stoudenmire)
Orlando R. Montoya .... greensman
Kimberly Murak .... painter
Kirk Newren .... propmaker
Jesus Ornelas .... welder (as Jesus Ornelas Jr.)
Jesus M. Ornelas .... plaster gangboss (as Jesus M. Ornelas Sr.)
John Peach .... propmaker gangboss
David Phillips .... propmaker foreman
Jacob Reinwand .... art department production assistant
Zacheriah T. Rheam .... toolman (as Zacheriah Rheam)
Ernest Romine .... painter
Sebastian Rutkowsky Ruiz .... painter
John Shane .... propmaker
Jaime Souza .... paint foreman
Loren Stielstra .... propmaker
Travis Stroope .... propmaker
Mike Stull .... welder
Karen Teneyck .... graphic designer
David Thompson .... carpenter
Andrew Trujillo .... set dresser
David Trujillo .... set dresser
Robert P. Trujillo .... set dresser
Jim Twocrow .... propmaker
Steve Vigil .... propmaker
Benjamin M. Walsh .... set dresser (as Benjamin Walsh)
Bruce Wetherbee .... propmaker
Chris Windisch Jr. .... laborer (as Chris 'Kit' Windisch Jr.)
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator (as Christopher D. Windisch)
Rick Young .... property master
Colin Zaug .... on-set dresser
Steven Maes .... graphic artist: New Mexico (uncredited)
Robbie Mueller .... set dresser (uncredited)
Dennis Riewerts .... draper (uncredited)
Gabriel Rivera .... props (uncredited)
Ted Slampyak .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andreas Bergman .... foley mixer
Peter Drexler .... foley artist
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... dialogue editor (as Alex Gruzdev)
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer (as Alex Gruzdev)
Matthew Halbert .... boom operator
Jae Kim .... post-production sound assistant
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Harrison Meyle .... sound editor
Matthew Nicolay .... production sound mixer
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Vesco Razpopov .... foley supervisor
Andy Snavley .... sound effects editor
Andy Snavley .... sound re-recording mixer
Zac Sneesby .... utility sound
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Compton Brodhead .... special effects technician
Daniel Holt .... special effects technician
Margaret Johnson .... special effects foreman (as Margaret 'Maggie' Johnson)
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration: LaserPacific
Michael Ashton .... additional visual effects: Gray Matters FX
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O: Custom Film Effects
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Michael L. Castillo .... digital visual effects supervisor: LaserPacific (as Michael Castillo)
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recording services: LaserPacific
Dennis Dorney .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Sarah Grieshammer .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... compositing coordinator: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator: Custom Film Effects
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Evelyn Lee .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Bruce Mann .... digital restoration: LaserPacific
Gray Marshall .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Gray Matters FX
Mark Sawicki .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
David Slaughter .... digital film recording services: LaserPacific
Amani Williams .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Amani Scott)
Lindsay M. Hoppe .... compositor (uncredited)
Justin Israel .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt coordinator (as Edward Fernandez)
Christopher Gordon .... stunts (as Chris Gordon)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abeyta .... rigging electrician
Charles F. Arnold III .... grip
Bradley Barnes .... set lighting technician
Theodore Y. Bott .... set lighting technician
Glenn Brown .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Po Chan .... assistant: Shane Hurlbut (as Po-King Chan)
Paul Conti .... computer/video playback supervisor
Jacob Cottrell .... dimmer operator
Jacob Cottrell .... electrician
Jacob Cottrell .... set lighting technician (as Jacob J. Cottrell)
Shane Duckworth .... camera loader
Edward A. Duran .... rigging grip
Harland Espeset .... best boy rigging grip
Tobin Espeset .... rigging grip
Frank Eyers .... video graphics
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jamie Garcia .... set lighting technician
Ben Glass .... still photographer
Lamarr Gray .... rigging gaffer
Shawn E. Helgedalen .... gaffer
Greg Hewett .... key grip
Amy Holmen .... set lighting technician
Dale Holmen .... best boy electric
Tom Hutchinson .... assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thomas Hutchinson)
John Joleaud .... set lighting technician
Jack C. Jones .... rigging electrician
Steve Jones .... best boy rigging electric (as Steve B. Jones)
Jason Linebaugh .... rigging electrician
Rob Lueker .... rigging electrician
Preston Mallot .... rigging grip
Otis Mannick .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Robert L. Mant .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rob Mant)
Tor Matson .... set lighting technician
Starrs McBurney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jody Miller .... Steadicam operator
Jody Miller .... camera operator: "b" camera
Louis Nelson .... best boy electric (as Lou Nelson)
Dan Nordquist .... rigging grip
Ray Ortega .... best boy rigging electric
James H. Pair III .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as James 'Tripp' Pair)
Rob Palmer .... rigging electrician (as Robert L. Palmer)
Mike Pesce .... rigging electrician
Don Rael .... grip
Aldous Regster .... rigging electrician (as Aldous Register)
Bruce Robinson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Bruce Allan Robinson)
Ronald Romero .... grip (as Ronald 'Pablo' Romero)
Michael 'Spike' Ryan .... technocrane operator (as Mike 'Spike' Ryan)
Terry J. Sanchez .... grip
Nick Shuster .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Stearns .... set lighting technician
Mark Steinig .... best boy grip (as Maliko Steinig)
Jeff Stewart .... set lighting technician
Michael Svitak .... camera loader
James R. Tynes .... gaffer
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jacob Vernon .... grip
Michael Warren .... key rigging grip (as Michael M. Warren)
Dale Glenn Waseta .... key video assist (as Dale Glenn Waseta)
Cody West .... grip
Tyler Fletcher .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Rudy Harbon .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Kelem .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
James R. Powell .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Mark Sheets .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Marcia Woske .... rigger grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
The Chiodo Brothers .... animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
William Arute .... extras casting assistant (as Will Arute)
Jo Edna Boldin .... location casting
Thomas Campbell .... extras casting assistant
Elizabeth Gabel .... extras casting director
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate: New Mexico
Hannah Macpherson .... casting assistant: New Mexico
Rebecca Stover .... extras casting assistant (as Rebecca J. Stover)
Michelle Wade Byrd .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Michelle Wade)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Bentfield .... set costumer
Lynette Bernay .... additional costumer (as Lynn Bernay)
Claire Breaux .... costume buyer: Los Angeles
Barbara Lee Brice .... seamstress
Michelle Duval .... additional costumer
Blanca Garcia .... costumer: Albuquerque (as Blanca R. Garcia)
Richard Lange .... costume supervisor
Roberta Souder Langhofer .... set costumer (as Bobbi Langhofer)
Lora McKenny .... additional costumer (as Lora Rael)
Claire Sandrin .... key set costumer (as Claire Sandlin)
Jesse Trevino .... additional costumer
Cassidy Zachary .... additional costumer
Pilar Agoyo .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ben Callahan .... first assistant editor
Jeff Charles .... techncial operations: LaserPacific
George Chavez .... color timer
David Cole .... colorist: LaserPacific
Craig DeMartini .... digital film scanner: LaserPacific
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist: LaserPacific
Nancy Fuller .... digital intermediate producer: LaserPacific
Doug Jaqua .... color scientist: LaserPacific
Carrie Oliver .... digital data conformist: LaserPacific
Byron Smith .... digital intermediate producer: LaserPacific
Stacy Underhill .... digital data conformist: LaserPacific
David White .... digital film scanner: laserPacific
Linda Williams .... digital intermediate editor: LaserPacific
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... additional orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... additional orchestrator
Belinda Broughton .... musician: violin soloist
Jeff Carson .... music editor
John Debney .... conductor
Lola Debney .... music score coordinator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician: guitar soloist
Steve Erdody .... musician: cello soloist
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Jim Harrison .... music editor
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra .... musicians: score performers
Jimmy Hoyson .... additional music recordist
Kevin Kaska .... additional orchestrator
Chris Lord .... assistant orchestrator
Melanie Mullens Hoyson .... score production supervisor
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Sid Page .... musician: fiddle soloist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Erik Swanson .... scoring digital recordist
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Mike Watts .... additional orchestrator
Alan Ett .... music arranger: choral music (uncredited)
Scott Liggett .... music arranger: choral music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Norman Austin .... driver
Mary Beth Borg .... driver
George M. Brown .... driver (as George Brown)
James Cawley .... transportation captain (as Jimmy Cawley)
Cindy Claunch .... driver
Frank Cruz .... driver
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation coordinator (as Howard B. davidson)
Allan Esquibel .... driver (as Allen J. Esquibel)
Jesse Esquibel .... driver (as Jessy Esquibel)
Joshua Foley .... driver
Billy L. 'Butch' Frank .... driver
Joseph Gonzales .... driver
Jimmy Goodman .... driver
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Brian Gurney .... driver
Gary Hardman .... driver
Laura James .... driver (as Laura E. James)
Brian Kay .... production van driver
Wyatt D. Kay .... driver
Robert J. Kozlowski .... driver
Gavin Lebow .... driver
Leon C. Lebow .... driver
Jimmy A. Lopez .... driver
Rita Lundin .... driver
Jimmy W. Masterson .... driver
Robert 'Red' Maxwell .... driver
Steve Meador .... driver
Richard E. Morley Jr. .... driver (as Richard Morley)
Billy Ray .... transportation co-captain
James William Ray .... transportation co-captain
William 'Billy' Ray .... driver
Mike Riportella .... transportation captain
Jesse Romero .... driver
Walter J. Russell .... driver (as Walter Russell)
Bonnie Seltzer .... driver
David Severin .... driver
Roberto Vasquez .... driver
Anthony Wamego .... driver (as Anthony T. Wamego)
Randy White .... picture car coordinator
George Williams .... driver
Kip Wolverton .... driver
 
Other crew
Jasa Abreo .... assistant: Kevin Costner
Steve Aguino .... location assistant
Don Ambabo .... helicopter pilot
Paul Baca .... medic: construction
James Baumgartner .... office production assistant
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
David Brown .... electronic press kit
Tim Carlson .... stand-in
Tom Carroll .... livestock coordinator
Trine Christiansen .... stand-in
Angie Lee Cobbs .... production coordinator
William Coinman .... set production assistant
Faith Conroy .... script supervisor
David Cowgill .... adr loop group
Michael Dellheim .... location manager
Mandy Diasselliss .... studio teacher
Alex Diaz .... client services: LaserPacific (as Paul Diaz)
Dante Eaton .... assistant: Joshua Michael Stern
Karen Eisenstadt .... production accountant
Amy Eldridge .... payroll accountant
George Estill .... climate control technician
Patrick Falls .... adr loop group
Eileen Galindo .... adr loop group
Ken Garcia .... set medic
Mario Gerard .... location assistant
Jim Giesler .... climate control technician (as Jimmy 'Gee' Giesler)
Austin Gilmore .... assistant: Robin Jones
Adrienne L. Graves .... accounting clerk (as Adrienne Graves)
Johan Grimm .... set production assistant (as Johann Grimm)
Emily Gruendike .... set production assistant (as Emily L. Gruendike)
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Amy Hawkins .... second assistant accountant
Herbert Hess .... helicopter pilot (as Herb Hess)
Bridget Hoffman .... adr loop group
Keith Jackson .... set production assistant
Allison Jandreau-Heil .... craft service: best boy
Katherine Knox .... assistant production coordinator (as Katherine C. Knox)
Ryan Lacen .... set production assistant
Luisa Leschin .... adr loop group
Zeke Lopez .... production legal
Leigh Maney .... set production assistant
Brandy Marrs .... production secretary
Heidi Mayfield .... clearance coordinator (as Heidi E. Mayfield)
Heidi Mayfield .... production placement coordinator (as Heidi E. Mayfield)
Paul Merritt .... location assistant
Gregory Kenneth Minihan .... office production assistant
Richard Miro .... adr loop group
Bob Neill .... adr loop group
Jonathan Nichols .... adr loop group
Daniel Noah .... accountant: construction
Laurie Petok .... adr loop group
Ryan J. Pezdirc .... office production assistant (as Ryan Pezdirc)
Holly Pinnell .... office production assistant
Cali Pomes .... key set production assistant
Al Rodrigo .... adr loop group
Saul A. Rodriguez-Garcia .... location scout
Rufus Rosendo .... office production assistant
Veronica Sanchez .... assistant: Jim Wilson and Todd Lewis (as Veronica P. Sanchez)
Shira Schwille .... medic: construction (as Shira E. Schwille)
Francis Shelley .... accountant: Treehouse Films
Ryan Shoemake .... office production assistant (as Ryan Alexander Shoemake)
Kim Smith .... first assistant accountant (as Kim C. Smith)
Jonathan Sole .... helicopter pilot
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist (as Louise A. Spencer)
Rowan Stanland .... assistant location manager
Daniel Taras .... assistant craft service
Mark Thomason .... stand-in: Kevin Costner
Lisa Vanallen .... craft service (as Lisa Van Allen)
Barry Weigele .... helicopter pilot
Jeanie Zakowski .... assistant craft service (as Jeane Zelkowski)
Marquelyn Carrillo .... stand-in: Madeline Carroll (uncredited)
Michael Chochol .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Fernando Echeverri .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brooke Fair .... craft service (uncredited)
Bernadette Gonzales .... assistant: producer: l.a. unit (uncredited)
Marissa M. Gonzales .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adrienne L. Graves .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Gregor Joackim .... stand-in: Stanley Tucci: reshoots (uncredited)
Brady Kephart .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Brieann Rich .... set medic (uncredited)
Michael Rich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich .... key set medic (uncredited)
G.Q. Sanchez .... fire safety officer (uncredited)
Vanessa Sharp .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Marcus Taylor .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eric Olander .... thanks
Dara Tallon .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
Runtime:
120 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-3 | Ireland:12A | Mexico:A | Netherlands:12 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl (DVD rating) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44167)
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Trivia:
Kate watches video, including the surreptitiously-recorded video of Molly, on a Chyron Duet, a broadcast graphics machine. It can use video files, but it's generally not used for viewing video.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Molly confesses to Kate, the phone is ringing. When Kate watches the "hidden camera" replay, we do not hear the phone.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Radio Announcer:After a hotly contested race Americans go to the polls today for what promises to be a very close election. The Republican incumbent Andrew Carrington is hoping to hold on to the Oval Office, taking on Democratic challenger...
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Movie Connections:
References The Mummy (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ten Years AheadSee more »

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26 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
works better as a human drama than as a political satire, 2 August 2008
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

If the 2000 Presidential election could be decided by a single county in Florida (with a little help from the United States Supreme Court, of course), imagine what it would be like if the decision ever came down to a single individual voter! That's the scenario put forth by "Swing Vote," a political fantasy that will probably be remembered more for launching the career of a talented young actress than for any insight it might offer into the political process.

Bud Johnson is a working-class divorced dad who lives in a broken-down trailer with his bright, twelve-year-old daughter, Molly - a youngster who is as astute and savvy about real world issues and politics as her father is ignorant and apathetic. Through a complicated fluke of fate, Bud finds himself in the unenviable position of being the sole swing vote in an otherwise deadlocked presidential contest. Suddenly, Bud is living in the glare of the media spotlight, besieged by candidates, campaign managers, handlers, celebrities and various special interest groups all vying for his vote.

Political satire rarely works on screen for the simple reason that it is either so slanted (usually towards the liberal side) that it winds up preaching mainly to the converted, or it's kept so inoffensive and generic that it loses any edge it might have had and becomes an exercise in watered-down, self-congratulatory Capraesque populism. "Swing Vote," oddly enough, falls into both categories at once - with conservatives likely to view it as little more than a two-hour commercial for the Democratic Party (or at least the issues they stand for) and move on. In strictly cinematic terms, "Swing Vote," co-written by Jason Richman and Joshua Michael Stern and directed by Stern, is really two movies folded into one. The first is a sometimes touching story of a father/daughter relationship in which the child is parent to the father. Kevin Costner (who pretty much financed the project himself) pours on the charm as a boozy, irresponsible slacker who's more interested in popping open a beer can and plopping down in front of the TV set than in actively rearing his daughter. Relative newcomer Madeline Carroll is a real find as the no-nonsense, wise-beyond-her-years Molly who takes care of her dad and isn't afraid to speak truth to power when the situation calls for it. Whenever the film is concentrating on the interplay between these two characters, it hits a responsive chord in the viewer. In fact, the scene in which Molly confronts the alcoholic mother who abandoned her (wonderfully played by Mare Winningham) makes for some genuinely powerful and gripping human drama.

Unfortunately, the second and much larger portion of the film (that is to say, the political part) doesn't fare nearly so well. Its revelation that politics is a dirty business - i.e. that it often prizes empty platitudes and sound bites over exploring issues of substance, and that it appeals to voters' greed, fears, ignorance and prejudices to win votes - is hardly an earth-shattering one at this late stage of the game, true though it may be. The film has lots of big-name stars - Kelsey Grammar, Dennis Harper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, Judge Reinhold - and a number of actual TV pundits and commentators throwing themselves into their roles with admirable aplomb, but the material isn't clever or sharp enough to really deliver the goods. Everyone, except for the two main characters, is quickly reduced to a "type" and the attempts at political parody are fairly obvious and lightweight compared to what we find in venues like "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report."

"Swing Vote"'s clarion call for all individuals to take their responsibility as citizens seriously and to become actively involved in the political process can't help but be uplifting and inspiring, especially in a presidential election year. The filmmakers just needed a bolder, more sophisticated vehicle from which to sound that call.

My advice is to look past all the political nonsense and concentrate on the beautiful performance by the young Ms. Carroll instead - and be present at the birth of a brand new star.

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