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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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Cast

 
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 
 
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Cindy Heller .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Marlo Poras .... sound
Jim Sullivan .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Roxane Aggrey .... assistant editor
Nikki Brake .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ian Kane .... composer: original music
Jason Poras .... music supervisor
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A lamb among wolves, 16 August 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While I certainly don't agree with many of her politics, the story of Granny D certainly is inspiring. Irrelevant of her stand on issues, her insistence that the system is broken and that special interests are destroying the democratic process are probably the most important issues in politics today. My only gripe is that both parties are controlled by these interests and that Halliburton (the perennial whipping boy of the Left) is as much a risk to the democratic system as MoveOn (the new whipping boy of the Right).

Unfortunately, whether or not Granny was a Democrat or Republican, I think BOTH sides of the political aisle are the problem--though Granny's positions are mostly anti-Republican. There were several amazingly telling moments in the film such as when Howard Dean, "the outsider and man of the people" snubbed her at a rally--"forgetting" to greet her and have his picture taken with her. I also loved it when this leader of the Democratic party said that he was more interested in spreading party funds to those who articulate the party's ideals and not necessarily to those who will win. So, of course, Granny is treated like a leper even though her positions are perfectly in line with what the party CLAIMS to represent! The other was when the weasel from her own political party lied and supported the opposition. That's because regardless of party, the system is more afraid of non-party players than each other! This is the point I really got from the film--that the lady had the rug pulled out from under her by her own party! Unfortunately, this film is just a nice documentary about a nice lady and politics as usual!! A very nice documentary--too bad in the end it probably won't make any difference in the political landscape!

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