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Run Granny Run -- A 94 year old woman gets the unexpected chance to run for US Senate.


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Doris "Granny D" Haddock is the nation's oldest political newcomer. At 90, she laced up her sneakers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Craig Benson ... Himself
Dennis Burke ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Burt Cohen ... Himself (archive footage)
Howard Dean ... Himself
John DiStaso ... Himself
Russ Feingold ... Himself (archive footage)

Judd Gregg ... Himself
Betty Haddock ... Herself
Doris Haddock ... Herself
James Haddock ... Himself (as Jim Haddock)
Joe Keefe ... Himself

John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage)
Laura Knoy ... Herself
Chris Kuwamoto ... Herself
Trent Lott ... Himself (archive footage)
John Lynch ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathy Sullivan ... Herself
Joe Trippi ... Himself

Judy Woodruff ... Herself

Directed by
Marlo Poras 
Produced by
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer: HBO
Marlo Poras .... producer
Jennifer Strausz .... associate producer
David Sutherland .... producer
Cinematography by
Marlo Poras 
Film Editing by
Yu Ying Chou 
Marlo Poras 
Art Department
Cindy Heller .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Marlo Poras .... sound
Jim Sullivan .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Roxane Aggrey .... assistant editor
Nikki Brake-Silla .... assistant editor (as Nikki Brake)
Music Department
Ian Kane .... composer: original music
Jason Poras .... music supervisor

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Inspiring doc about an inspiring woman, 4 July 2008
Author: karmacoupe from New York, Toronto

This is an outstanding documentary about the American political process, as told through the story of a 94 year old woman from New Hampshire who ends up running for their U.S. Senate seat. It has echoes of The War Room about Bill Clinton's '92 campaign -- in that both are excellently made with rarely seen views behind the facade of a longshot campaign.

You'll love this film if you like The Candidate or Mr. Smith Goes To Washington or Primary Colors or Man Of The Year -- all fictional accounts of this same kinda story -- but this doesn't have the "happy" Hollywood ending -- just real life. But a real life inspiring story -- and any kind of whining you might have about your own diminishing abilities will be quickly wiped away when you see what this 90-something can still do. And the lady is a scream! Listen for her son's ".38 revolver" line! :-)

Watch for the Senate debate scene with her Simpsons-like cartoon character opponent Judd Gregg -- and also cameos by Russ Feingold, John McCain, Joe Trippi, Howard Dean and others!

Also, if you can find the smart Canadian TV sit-com called The Newsroom, they did a 2-part episode called "The Campaign" that's funny as heck about a grassroots no-budget campaign like Granny D's. But what's so great about this, after all the fabulous made-up stories of underdogs running, this is SO the real deal -- wrinkles, warts & all.

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