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Release Date:
7 October 2011 (USA) See more »
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Ambition seduces. Power corrupts. See more »
Plot:
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ryan Gosling ... Stephen Meyers

George Clooney ... Governor Mike Morris

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Paul Zara

Paul Giamatti ... Tom Duffy

Evan Rachel Wood ... Molly Stearns

Marisa Tomei ... Ida Horowicz

Jeffrey Wright ... Senator Thompson

Max Minghella ... Ben Harpen

Jennifer Ehle ... Cindy Morris

Gregory Itzin ... Jack Stearns

Michael Mantell ... Senator Pullman

Yuri Sardarov ... Mike (as Yuriy Sardarov)
Bella Ivory ... Jenny

Maya Sayre ... Sue

Danny Mooney ... Campaign Editor
John Manfredi ... Advance Guy
Robert Mervak ... Piano Player
Fabio Polanco ... Security Guard
Frank Jones Jr. ... Janitor
Peter Harpen ... Head First Bartender
Rohn Thomas ... Stage Manager
David McConnell ... Director
Mark Stacey White ... Sound Man
Lauren Wainwright ... Student #1
Kris Reilly ... Student #2

Michael Ellison ... Pullman Staffer (as Michael D. Ellison)

Hayley Meyers ... Jill
Leslie McCurdy ... Clinic Nurse
Robert Braun ... Himself (as Rob Braun)

Rachel Maddow ... Herself

Chris Matthews ... Himself

Charlie Rose ... Himself
Deb Dixon ... Local Anchor
Neal Anthony Rubin ... Reporter #1

Loretta Higgins ... Reporter #2
Joseph Dinda ... Joe the Staffer (as Joe Dinda)
John Repulski ... Organist

Cherie Bowman ... Air Tran Ticket Agent
Chyla Anderson ... Choir
Maxi Anderson ... Choir

Nelson Beato ... Choir
Johnny Britt ... Choir
Alvin Chea ... Choir

Carmen Carter ... Choir
Christopher Carter ... Choir
Carmel Echols ... Choir
Clydene Jackson ... Choir
Amy Keys ... Choir
Lori Perry ... Choir
Josef Powell ... Choir
Lamont Van Hook ... Choir
John West ... Choir
Will Wheaton ... Choir
Nita Whitaker ... Choir
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rachael Adams ... Morris Staff (uncredited)

Talia Akiva ... Beth Morris (uncredited)

Matthew W. Allen ... Senior Staff Member (uncredited)

Ron Baratono ... Diner (uncredited)
Raymond Michael Bell ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Sharita Bone ... Morris Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Ewan Bourne ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)
Patricia Lynne Cissell ... Endorsement Audience Member (uncredited)
Geralyn Clark ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)
Sandy Coonan ... Mourner (uncredited)
Trenton L. Culkin ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)

Dennis Doyle Jr. ... Video Cameraman (uncredited)
Tiffani Elise Edwards ... Pullman Staffer (uncredited)
James Feaheny ... Reporter #3 (uncredited)
Taylor Fenech ... Extra (uncredited)

Rod Fielder ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ... Choir (uncredited)
Pam German ... Campaign Rally Attendee (uncredited)
Steven Hauptman ... Bar Patron / Reporter (uncredited)

Pennie-Marie Hawkins ... Mourner (uncredited)
Ron Heisler ... Pullman iPad Worker (uncredited)

Jennie Kahn-Jacques ... Mourner / Campaign Supporter (uncredited)

Tim Kaiser ... Mourner (uncredited)

Demi Kazanis ... Abortion clinic doctor (uncredited)
Kimberly Koltyk ... Funeral Mourner (uncredited)

Jessica Nichole Lach ... Mourner (uncredited)

Abe Larkin ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)

Kef Lee ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Linda Linsley ... Press (uncredited)

Michael Loos ... Senator Pullman's Aide (uncredited)
Norine Marsh ... Concession Speech Audience Member (uncredited)
Rebecca Mccarthy ... Reporter (uncredited)

Tiffany Sander McKenzie ... Debate Delegate (uncredited)

Sareeya McNally ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ... Mourner / Senior Staff (uncredited)

Darrell P. Miller ... Lighting Director (uncredited)
Oz Noori ... Morris Campaign Staffer (uncredited)
Heather Park ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)

Krishawn Peace ... Extra (uncredited)

Michael Peake ... Audio Tech (uncredited)
Rodger Pille ... Press Aide (uncredited)
David Pittinger ... Business Man (uncredited)
Caroline Rankin ... Campaign Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Kara Joy Reed ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)

Whitney Rhea ... Press (uncredited)
Katy Russell ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Stephanie Schaberg ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)

Lauren Mae Shafer ... Morris' Make-up Lady (uncredited)

Tom Shafer ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Kristyn Shelley ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Joseph Smith ... Morris Supporter (uncredited)

Chris Storck ... Reporter (uncredited)
Katie Streit ... Extra (uncredited)
Eric Adam Swenson ... Campaign Camera Operator (uncredited)
Melody Teodoro-Kurtis ... Campaign Press Camera Operator (uncredited)

Nate Thomas ... Morris Supporter (uncredited)
Johnny Truong ... Morris Campaign Staff (uncredited)
Jeff Weinmann ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Xiong ... Mourner / Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Clooney 
 
Writing credits
George Clooney (screenplay) &
Grant Heslov (screenplay) and
Beau Willimon (screenplay)

Beau Willimon (play "Farragut North")

Produced by
George Clooney .... producer
Leonardo DiCaprio .... executive producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Barbara A. Hall .... executive producer
Grant Heslov .... producer
Jennifer Davisson Killoran .... executive producer (as Jennifer Killoran)
Randy Manis .... co-executive producer
Brian Oliver .... producer
Stephen Pevner .... executive producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Rubenstein .... co-executive producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Todd Thompson .... executive producer
Beau Willimon .... co-producer
Nina Wolarsky .... executive producer
Matthew Salloway .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Tyler Thompson .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mirrione 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Sharon Seymour 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Jodi Byrne .... additional makeup artist: Ohio (as Jodi L. Byrne)
Clifton Chippewa .... additional hair stylist: Michigan
Kevin J Edwards .... key hair stylist (as Kevin Edwards)
Julie Hewett .... makeup department head
James A. Hughett .... additional hair stylist: Ohio
Kimberly Jones .... key makeup artist (as Kim Jones)
Kimberley Kirkpatrick .... additional makeup artist: Michigan
Waldo Sanchez .... hair designer
 
Production Management
Barbara A. Hall .... unit production manager
Michelle Lankwarden .... production supervisor
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Calip .... second second assistant director
Todd Havern .... additional second assistant director: Michigan
Tami Kumin .... additional second assistant director: Ohio
John R. Saunders .... second assistant director (as John Saunders)
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
 
Art Department
Justin Ayers .... propmaker
Jeff Bowers .... set dresser: Michigan
David Brayman .... propmaker (as David B. Brayman)
Tim Brown .... set dresser: Ohio
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master (as John Cameron)
Dan Collick .... prop maker gang boss: Michigan
Jeff Crowe .... scenic foreman: Ohio
Benjamin Dell .... art department co-coordinator (as Benji Dell)
Aaron Dytyniak .... scenic artist: Michigan
Jody Gaber .... art department coordinator: Michigan
Megan Greydanus .... graphic designer
Kemper Harris .... on-set dresser
Jason Helton .... plasterer: Michigan
Ronald Hill .... scenic gangboss: Michigan
Ronald Ivey .... propmaker (as Ronald K. Ivey)
Sarah Ivey .... set dresser: Michigan
Sharon Jonah .... set painter: Michigan
Richard King .... propmaker (as Richard L. King)
Kate J. Kogelman .... lead scenic (as Kate Kogelman)
David Kozlowski .... stand-by painter
Justin N. Lang .... set designer: Michigan (as Justin Lang)
Doug Lederman .... scenic foreman: Michigan
George Lee .... set designer: Michigan (as George R. Lee)
Francis Link .... propmaker
David Lombard .... leadman
Mike Maher .... graphic designer (as Michael Maher)
Hoss Marshall .... scenic gangboss: Michigan
Ali Mukstar .... set dresser: Michigan
Vanessa O'Kelley .... props assistant: Ohio
Douglas Osborne .... propmaker (as Doug Osborne)
Paul Peabody .... construction coordinator
Joseph G. Rey .... propmaker
Tom Roy .... set painter: Michigan
Jerry Sanders .... set dresser: Michigan
Michelle Stadler .... construction clerk
Kenneth Stanley .... general foreman (as Ken Stanley)
David Stasiak .... prop maker
Andy Thompson .... propmaker
Alyssa Toft .... props assistant: Michigan
Tina Tottis .... buyer: Michigan
John Tracey .... propmaker
Keith Walters .... property master
Charles A. Wroblewski .... set dresser: Michigan (as Charles Wroblewski)
Sarah Young .... set dresser: Ohio
Michael Zambiski .... greensman: Michigan
Christopher Hosey .... additional graphic designer (uncredited)
Melissa Pamela Jones .... props (uncredited)
Keith Allan Miller .... gang boss (uncredited)
Christopher Reams .... set dresser (uncredited)
Keith Justin Smith .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kim Thrasher .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
John Demonaco .... sound utility (as John W. DeMonaco)
Marc Glassman .... sound effects editor
Matthew P. Hanson .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Joe Iemola .... dialogue editor
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Benjamin Rauscher .... foley editor (as Ben Rauscher)
Unsun Song .... sound mix technician
Unsun Song .... sound recordist
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor
Elmo Weber .... supervising sound editor
Byron Wilson .... adr supervisor
Byron Wilson .... dialogue supervisor
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jacob Stros .... special effects technician
Dean Tyrrell .... special effects set foreman
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects shop foreman
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects coordinator
Nicholas Leone .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Colburn .... compositor: Method Studios
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Scott Crafford .... roto/paint artist: Method Studios
Mathias Frodin .... lead compositor: Method Studios
Amy Garback .... data i/o: Method Studios
Alex Gitler .... compositing supervisor: Method Studios
Heather Elisa Hill .... visual effects digital producer: Method Studios (as Heather Hill-Dinkins)
Samuel Jørgensen .... compositor: Method Studios
Raechel Kasprzak .... digital coordinator: Method Studios (as Raechel Rowland)
Julia MacMullen .... visual effects editorial: Method Studios
Rachel McPherson .... visual effects editorial: Method Studios
Kama Moiha .... compositor: Method Studios
Troy Moore .... compositor: Method Studios
Marc Nanjo .... compositor: Method Studios
Liz Ralston .... visual effects executive producer: Method Studios
Jay Shindell .... visual effects
Thomas J. Smith .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Tony Tercero .... data i/o: Method Studios
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Matt Wilson .... compositor: Method Studios (as Matthew T. Wilson)
Taigne Hammock .... resource manager (uncredited)
Eddie Offermann .... software (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Michael W. Anderson .... lamp operator: Michigan (as Mike Anderson)
Brad Baker .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Berlucchi .... lamp operator: Michigan
James Frank Brown .... video assist operator (as James Brown)
Matthew Bulleri .... grip: Michigan (as Matt Bulleri)
Michael J. Conner .... best boy rigging electric (as Mike Conner)
Tom Cornell .... key rigging grip
Justin Cragin .... rigging electrician: Michigan
Shawn Cragin .... additional camera assistant
Rasheen Crawley .... rigging electrician: Ohio
Brandon Cundiff .... grip: Ohio
Tommy Daguanno .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Mike Dickman .... rigging grip: Ohio
Scott Eagle .... rigging grip: Michigan
Rod Farley .... best boy grip
Russ Faust .... lamp operator: Ohio
Jeff Fisher .... grip: Ohio
Jule Fontana .... loader
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Dennis Geraghty .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dallas Griffin .... grip: Michigan
Erik F. Hill .... company grip (as Erik Hill)
Andrew Hoehn Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Andy Hoehn)
Jake Hossfeld .... lamp operator: Ohio
Brad Irvin .... rigging electrician: Michigan
David Jarred .... rigging grip: Ohio (as Dave Jarred)
Dan Jarrell .... rigging electrician: Ohio (as Dan Jarell)
Tim Juengel .... grip: Ohio (as Tim Juengle)
Brian Kelly .... rigging electrician: Michigan
Brad Knopf .... rigging electrician: Michigan (as Bradley A. Knopf)
John 'Quincy' Koenig .... lamp operator: Ohio (as Quincy Koenig)
Kenny Kondratko .... rigging electrician: Michigan
Julie 'Doc' Lindstrom .... lamp operator: Ohio (as Julie Lindstrom)
Scott Lipez .... rigging electrician: Ohio
Trevor Loomis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris McLeod .... lamp operator: Michigan
Dan Mikulski .... lamp operator: Michigan
Joe Miller .... rigging grip: Michigan
Christos Moisides .... additional camera operator
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip (as Dave Pearlberg)
Trevor Rios .... additional second assistant camera: "a" camera
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator: "a" camera, Steadicam operator (as Scott Sakamoto)
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... rigging gaffer (as Spike Simms)
Scott Sprague .... best boy electric
Rafael E. Sánchez .... chief lighting technician (as Rafael Sanchez)
Jonathan Terpstra .... additional rigging electrician
Keith Wandrei .... best boy rigging grip
Chris Weigand .... lamp operator
Jacob Clegg .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Geoff Ernst .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Evan Fiddler .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Hong .... camera car operator (uncredited)
Aaron Smith .... rigging grip (uncredited)
John Vinson .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ryan Hill .... extras casting: Michigan
Shoshana Hurand .... extras casting assistant: Michigan
Hilary Linnenberg .... extras casting assistant: Ohio
Jacquie Loughery .... extras casting: Ohio
Greg Matusak .... extras casting assistant: Ohio
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna)
Kathy Mooney .... additional casting: Michigan/Ohio, Pound & Mooney Casting
Janet Pound .... additional casting: Michigan/Ohio, Pound & Mooney Casting
Amelia Rasche McCarthy .... casting associate: New York (as Amelia McCarthy)
Michael J. Babcock .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Ted Demski .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
May Azzow .... set costumer (as May McClurg)
Cynthia Bond .... seamstress: Michigan
Tom Cummins .... key costumer
Brittany Gilpin .... costume assistant
Michelle Hutchins .... set costumer
Megan McGilvery .... seamstress: Ohio
Valerie T. O'Brien .... costumer: California (as Valerie O'Brien)
Richard Schoen .... costume supervisor
Senna Shanti .... costumer: California
Carla Shivener .... set costumer: Ohio
Sabra Temple .... set costumer: Michigan
Bernadine Vida .... seamstress
Anthony Rivera Jr. .... additional costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Cole .... digital intermediate colorist
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Brian Gee .... dailies assistant
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate producer (as Sadie Johnson)
Sean Lagrange .... apprentice editor (as Sean LaGrange)
Vincent Lavares .... digital intermediate data manager (as Vince Lavares)
Carrie Oliver .... digital intermediate conformer
Jim Passon .... color timer
Brian Ufberg .... first assistant editor
Stacy Underhill .... digital intermediate conformer
Matthew Evan Walsh .... post-production assistant (as Matthew Walsh)
Tom Forletta .... colorist: final video (uncredited)
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron .... orchestrator
Peter Clarke .... auricle operator
Peter Cobbin .... music mixer
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Gordon Davidson .... pro tools operator
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... musician: flutes, piccolo
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
Andrew Dudman .... music recordist
Xavier Forcioli .... music programmer
Stephanie Gonley .... concertmaster
Aled Jenkins .... assistant engineer
London Symphony Orchestra .... musicians (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Gerard McCann .... supervising music editor
Sylvain Morizet .... orchestrator
Sam Okell .... music recordist
Claude Romano .... music preparation
Vincent Segal .... musician: electric cello
Del Spiva .... music editor
Marc Stevens .... LSO recordings manager
Norbert Vergonjeanne .... music preparation (as Norbert Vergonjanne)
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist (uncredited)
Lennox Mackenzie .... orchestra leader (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Archie Bane .... driver: Michigan
Robert Barnes Jr. .... driver: Michigan
Billy Baxter .... driver: Ohio (as Billy Baxter Jr.)
Billy Baxter .... transportation captain: Ohio (as Billy Baxter Sr.)
Edward Bergen .... driver: Ohio (as Edward D. Bergen)
Mike Bilkovic .... driver: Michigan (as Michael Bilkovic)
Thomas Brown .... driver: Ohio
Larry Bush .... driver: Ohio
Michael A. Carpenter .... driver: Ohio
Curtis Day .... driver: Ohio
George Dotson .... driver: Ohio
Greg Eastep .... driver: Ohio
Denis Giffen .... driver: Michigan (as Dennis Giffen)
Jennifer Gonzalez .... driver: Michigan
John Greer .... driver: Michigan
Richard Groendyke .... driver: Ohio
Roger Heider .... driver: Ohio
Greg Hinkle .... driver: Ohio
John R. Holt Jr. .... driver: Ohio
Jonathon Isom .... driver: Michigan (as Jon Isom)
Vince Junkins .... transportation captain (as Vince Riggle)
Andrew Kelly .... driver
Craig Kirchner .... driver: Michigan (as Craig Kirschner Jr.)
Kimmie Knudsen .... driver: director (as Kimberly Knudsen)
Leroy Knudsen .... driver: Michigan
Joshua Lane .... driver: Ohio
Craig Metzger .... driver: Ohio
Robert Middendorff .... driver
Dean Miller .... driver: Michigan
Tom Mohan .... driver: Michigan (as Thomas Mohan)
Frank Morreale .... transportation captain
Bill Neckrock .... driver: Michigan
Drew Perkins .... driver: Ohio
Franco Rea .... driver: Michigan
Robert'Bob'Rice Sr. .... driver (as Robert Rice)
Bob Rocco .... driver
Timothy Schewee .... driver (as Tim Schewee)
Marc Scott .... transportation coordinator
Robert Shaw .... driver: Michigan
Lamar A. Smith .... driver: Ohio
Ken Stevens .... driver: Michigan
Anthony Waldrop .... driver: Michigan
John 'Detroit' White .... driver: Michigan (as John White Jr.)
 
Other crew
Andrea Amato .... second assistant accountant
Joel Anderson .... cook assistant
Carol Apczynski .... second assistant accountant
Anthony Beckwith .... production assistant
Christopher Robert Benjamin .... production intern (as Chris Benjamin)
Amy Bradford .... assistant production coordinator: Ohio
Laura Buono .... production assistant
Greg Capoccia .... production intern
Geralyn Clark .... production staff
Deirdre Costa .... location manager: Ohio
Rose Cox .... assistant craft service
Justin Crutchfield .... production intern
John Doherty .... assistant: Mr. Oliver
C. Kyle Eckles .... craft service assistant: Michigan (as Kyle Eckles)
Crystal Ellis .... production assistant
Carey Field .... key set production assistant
Eric Fogle .... location assistant: Michigan
Alan Forbes .... co-location manager: Ohio
Pamela Ford .... craft service assistant: Ohio
Andrew Gearig .... cook assistant
Dan Gearig .... caterer
Brittany Gilpin .... production assistant
Angela Gonzalez-Prendes .... production assistant (as Angela Gonzalex Prendes)
Tony Goodrich .... head chef
Deanna M. Goossens .... production intern (as Deanna Goossen)
Ben Gordon .... assistant: Mr. Heslov, Michigan
Matt Groneck .... production intern
Jesse Harrington .... construction medic: Michigan
Liam Hearne .... post production accountant: Rice Gorton Pictures
Eric Hollenbeck .... production assistant
Vickie M. Hsieh .... production coordinator
David J. Kennedy .... production assistant
Kathy Kochish .... accounting clerk: Michigan
Adam J. Korn .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Dave Krieger .... location manager: Michigan
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Curt Kutscher .... accounting clerk
Heather LaBrecque .... production assistant
Gabe Lang .... production intern
Nicholas Lazarus .... accounting clerk: Michigan (as Nick Lazarus)
Lauren Lebeouf .... assistant: Mr. Gosling
Chelsea Leonowicz .... production intern
Jennifer P. Luther .... first assistant production accountant (as Jennifer Luther)
Connie Mangilin .... payroll accountant
Angel McConnell .... assistant: Mr. Clooney
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... loop group (as Caitlin McKenna)
Bryan Meganck .... craft service assistant: Michigan
Chelsea Mondelli .... production intern
Carl Murray .... set medic: Ohio
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor (as Diane Newman)
Kim Nguyen .... production intern
Edward Pagac .... assistant: Ms. Tomei
Katelyn Patterson .... production associate
Luke Patton .... production assistant
Kurt Peters .... caterer
Matt Philliben .... assistant to mr clooney
Matt Philliben .... production intern (as Matthew Philliben)
Mary Proffitt .... production assistant
Sahir Rashid .... set production assistant
Chelsea Rebecca .... production intern
Bridget Reddeman .... location assistant: Michigan
Rye Richardson .... assistant: Mr. Heslov, Ohio
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage clearance
Emily Riedy .... production intern
Pete Rinehart .... craft service assistant: Michigan (as Peter Rinehart)
Andrew C. Robinson .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Jason Roby .... production assistant
Marjorie Rudick .... assistant: cast, Michigan
Johannah Scarlet .... production assistant
Tracey Schaefer .... publicist
Jayna Schlegel .... assistant: cast, Ohio (as Jayna Schimberg)
Dave Schwandner .... location assistant: Ohio
Sarah Scrivener .... production intern
Laura Sevier .... clearance coordinator
Paul J. Spear .... stand-in: Paul Giamatti (uncredited)
Noah Stahl .... production intern
Sean Steininger .... production assistant
Katie Murphy Sumers .... assistant: Mr. Heslov, California (as Katie Murphy)
Erica Summers .... assistant: Ms. Wood
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Christopher Swindle .... adr voice artist
Sasha Tandlich .... production intern
Christopher Wade .... payroll supervisor (as Chris Wade)
Jeff Winn .... key craft service
John C. Wise .... production assistant
James Wittenberg .... set medic: Michigan (as James Whittenberg)
Christopher M. Wood .... location assistant: Ohio (as Chris Wood)
Andy Young .... assistant location manager: Ohio
Marc T.S. Zakalik .... assistant production coordinator: Michigan (as Marc Zakalik)
Jennifer K. Zapinski .... key assistant location manager: Michigan (as Jennifer Zapinski)
Michael J. Babcock .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert C. Bonnell .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Justin P. Calkins .... stand-in: Max Minghella (uncredited)
Sarah DeBoer .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Durban .... production assistant (uncredited)
Todd Hicks .... production assistant (uncredited)
Thanh Hoang .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Kristopher Johnson .... stand-in: Ryan Gosling (uncredited)
Traver Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Kieffer .... video playback graphics (uncredited)
Tara Oslin .... assistant: Grant Heslov (uncredited)
Vincent Parker .... video playback graphics (uncredited)
Emily Rice .... post production accountant (uncredited)
Derek Rimelspach .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Roetman .... stand-in: George Clooney (uncredited)
Mike Sanchez .... computer/video playback (uncredited)
J.C. Schroder .... production staff (uncredited)
Joshua Schroder .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact (uncredited)
Robert Velo .... production financing (uncredited)
Lana Waddell .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Aisling Warren .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language
Runtime:
101 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-7 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | India:A | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46997)
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Trivia:
Opening film at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At one point in the movie, two characters watch the political commentary show "Hardball" right after waking up in the morning. "Hardball" actually airs twice in the evening, at 5:00PM ET live and 7:00PM ET in rebroadcast. It never airs during the morning.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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On a couple of occasions Ryan Gosling's character asks his interns if they are "Bearcats" - what does this mean?
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101 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
Et tu, Brute, 8 October 2011
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Political thrillers can be so juicy and filled with "gotcha" moments and "oh how could he/she" scenes. Inevitably, most come down to an "I believed in you" showdown and reckoning. This latest one based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon, gives George Clooney an opportunity to play out his political aspirations without opening himself to the real thing.

Clooney also directs and the smartest move he made was assembling an ensemble cast of some of the best actors working today. Clooney plays Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris, who is one of two still-standing Democratic Presidential contenders on the verge of the Ohio primary. His Campaign Manager is grizzled campaign veteran Paul, played with staunch principals and black and white rule book by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Their talented and idealistic Press Secretary Stephen is played by Ryan Gosling. Their opponent's manager Tom Duffy is played by Paul Giamatti. Duffy oozes cynicism and seems to have lost the rule book that Paul holds so dearly.

The film begins with the set-up so we get a feel for just how strong or weak of character each of these men are. Morris (Clooney) is obviously an Obama-type idealist who claims his religion is the US Consitution. He says this while gently poking fun at his opponent's Christian beliefs. We see just how talented Stephen (Gosling) character is at handling the words that Clooney speaks and we see Paul (PSH) in full back room politico maneuvering.

The film has two huge points where the mood swings. The first is a contrived, definite no-no meeting between the ambitious Stephen and the shrewd Duffy. The second is a sequence between Stephen and a 20 year old campaign intern named Molly (Evan Rachel Wood), who also happens to be the daughter of the Chairman of the DNC. These two events turn the film from political thriller to melodramatic Hollywood fare. That doesn't make it less of a movie, it's just different than it began.

Cat and mouse games ensue and we see just who is the master manipulator amongst a group of professionals. This is one of those films where the individual pieces are actually more interesting than the whole pie. There are two really excellent exchanges between Gosling and Hoffman. Ms. Wood steals her scenes with ease. Jeffrey Wright nails his brief time as a desperate Senator negotiating the best deal possible. Giamatti's last scene with Gosling is a work of art. The only thing missing is a confrontation between Giamatti and Hoffman. THAT alone would be worth the price of admission.

You might be surprised that Clooney actually minimizes the political meanderings, though he does get in a few jabs at the Republicans. This is more character drama ... how far can your ideals and morals carry you. What is your breaking point? Where is the line between realist and idealist? Is it betrayal if you act for the right reason? The final shot of film is superb. Et tu, Brute.

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