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R  |   |  Drama  |  7 October 2011 (USA)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

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Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris's opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris's negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen's romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What's most important, career, victory, or virtue? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Is This Man Our Next President? See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$10,470,143 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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$40,962,534 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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Some of Governor Mike Morris's (George Clooney) campaign posters are inspired by Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" poster, used during Barack Obama's campaign in 2008. The AP photograph that Fairey used in "Hope" was taken at a 2006 press conference in which then Sen. Obama shared a stage with fellow Senator Sam Brownback and George Clooney, who had just returned from Sudan. Indeed, the image in the "Hope" poster is of Obama listening to Clooney speak. See more »

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With the Ohio primary on the horizon, only two Democratic candidates remain and both are vying for the endorsement of North Carolina Senator Franklin Thompson. In the film, an endorsement from Thompson is dealt with as swinging 356 pledged delegates. However, in 2008, North Carolina carried with it only 134 delegates (115 pledged delegates, 19 superdelegates). Furthermore, in the Democratic nominating process, superdelegates cannot swing delegates. Of the 115 pledged delegates, they are proportionally awarded based on primary results. See more »

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Stephen Meyers: I'm not a Christian. I'm not an Atheist. I'm not Jewish. I'm not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in is called the Constitution of United States of America.
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Let's Get Away From It All
Written by Tom Adair and Matt Dennis
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A Bit Of A Let Down
21 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh Dear! Considering the amount of talent involved in making this it's a real disappointment. A dull story about characters I couldn't care less about doing things I wasn't interested in. It's the old chestnut about American politics being a dirty business and how no one can be trusted and all the double dealing and manipulating that goes on. It's been done before and better with films like 'The Best Man'and 'Bulworth'. Many of the characters seem to have been drawn from every political stereotype and none of them seems very believable, and Marisa Tomei's cartoon styled journalist belonged in something like 'The Simpsons'. For fans ofthe particpants only I'm afraid.


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