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And the Winner Is... (I) (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  25 April 2009 (USA)
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A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Master Of Ceremonies
John Noble
Doug Kusak ...
Marty Machody
Chris Carl
Cindi Lipton
Krysta the Producer
James William Hunter ...
Sloan Murphy
Gary Jochum ...
Audio Guy
Carli Taylor Miluk ...
Don Mitri ...
Tony Vincelli
Kaleb Singleton ...
Robert Silk
Leslie Thompson ...
Miss Centerville
Crystal Wilson ...
Lashae Jackson
Jonathan Yurco ...
Calvin Connors
Justin Zabor ...


A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma and pa" restaurants, 15 traffic lights, and friendly faces that say 'hello' as you pass them on the street. Unexpectedly, they encounter an astonishing change in the town's history. The mayor announces that he will not be running for re-election and instead they will elect their next mayor through a beauty pageant style event. Suddenly, Centerville becomes a place buzzing with enthusiasm as citizens embrace the idea, aspiring mayors throw their hats into the ring, and political campaigns are launched in anticipation of the Election Pageant. In the public eye, the candidates are charismatic, engaging, and out to make great change. Behind closed doors, hidden cameras catch temper tantrums, back stabbing, and jockeying for attention as the Election Pageant approaches. The Election Pageant is reminiscent ... Written by Speakeasy Factory

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$300,000 (estimated)

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Written by Warren Boutros and Lee Kweller
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Small Town Pageantry
25 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"And The Winner Is …" is an intelligent comedy. It offers a realistic view into the silly world of small town politics. It reminds me of "Best In Show" … instead of dogs competing in a show, we have politicians competing in a pageant.

"And The Winner Is …" documents a small town that changes its election method by allowing political candidates to compete for mayor by way of a beauty pageant. In a reality TV show style, cameras roll as politicians lie, cheat, and steal their way to the top. In a fitting finale, they compete in become mayor in front of a hometown audience with Jerry Springer calling the shots.

Are the contestants on The Jerry Springer Show really that different than politicians? I think they are better people; Jerry Springer Show contestants don't try to lie about themselves. They don't cover up their problems. Politicans do.

I work in government for a small city with a population of 36,000 and see every one of these "characters" active in local politics. We have the Ladies' Man, the Mobster, the Puppet, the Simpleton, and the Backstabber … unfortunately they are officials elected to serve, whereas they should be on The Jerry Springer Show.

This film made me laugh from start to finish. It realistically depicts what actually happens in American small town politics with humor and wit.

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