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Madeline Carroll received an 'introducing' credit even though Carroll had appeared in at least three other feature films prior to this cinema movie: When a Stranger Calls (2006), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).
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The picture is an unofficial remake of El disputado voto del señor Cayo (1986) which had been made and released around twenty-two years earlier.
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Kevin Costner's second movie with Dennis Hopper in a major supporting role. In Waterworld (1995), Dennis Hopper played Deacon, the main antagonist.
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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.
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Mare Winningham's character makes references to a history of drug addiction. In Wyatt Earp (1994) she played Mattie Blaylock, a laudanum addict who was Wyatt (Kevin Costner)'s common-law wife.
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The film was made and released in the year of 2008 which was the same year as a U.S. American presidential election which was contested by Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama with the latter winning the presidency.
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According to co-screenwriter Jason Richman, the picture was inspired by the close result of the 2000 U.S. American Presidential election between Democrat Vice President Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush where the result came down to the southern American U.S. state of Florida and only around 500 votes.
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The following characters had the following nick-names: Ernest Johnson (Kevin Costner - "Bud" ; Democrat Presidential candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper - "Don" ; incumbent Republican President Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) - "Andy" ; Democrat Donald Greenleaf's Democrat campaign manager Arthur Crumb (Nathan Lane) - "Art" ; and Republican President Andrew Boone's Republican campaign manager Martin Fox (Stanley Tucci) - "Marty".
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The film's closing credits declare that: "The CNN Journalist portrayed is a fictitious character".
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The picture according to the closing credits was: "Filmed On Location in New Mexico, USA" where the film is predominantly set.
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Real life American Presidents of the U.S.A. mentioned and/or referenced throughout the film included 'John F. Kennedy' (qv, 'Abraham Lincoln', Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, George Washington, and John Quincy Adams.
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Political slogans for incumbent Republican President Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) included: "For a Better America" ; "BOONE - 4 More Years"; "Re-elect BOONE"; "Border Safety with BOONE" ; and "BOONE for a Better America".
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Political slogans for Democrat Presidential candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper) included: "Join Donald for Change" ; "A Voice for the People" ; and "The Greenleaf Express On the Road to a Brighter Future".
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One of the presidential candidate characters, Democrat Presidential candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper, was first named "Donald", like 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, who is also first named "Donald".
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Aaron Brown: As himself.
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Campbell Brown: As herself.
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Mary Hart: As herself..
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Arianna Huffington: As herself.
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James Carville: As himself.
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Larry King: As himself.
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Bill Maher: As himself.
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Chris Matthews: As himself.
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Willie Nelson: As himself.
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Lawrence O'Donnell: As himself.
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Richard Petty: As himself.
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