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The Campaign (2012)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 2012 (USA)
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An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

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Grant Goodman ...
Clay Huggins
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Dylan Huggins
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Cam Jr. (as Randall Cunningham)
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Jessica Brady
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Storyline

When Cam Brady (D-NC), a four-term Congressman, becomes a liability, the Motch brothers (think Koch brothers) recruit Marty Huggins, the son of a Republican heavy hitter, to run against him and be their vehicle to establish factories in the district that will import cheap Chinese labor. Trouble is, Marty is a lightweight, so his makeover falls to consultant Tim Wattley. The race tightens as Cam constantly shoots himself in the foot, while the prospect of winning also changes Marty and his family's dynamics. Meanwhile, Cam plays dirty, and Marty cottons on to the Moches' grand plan. What options do the rich have to get their way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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May the best loser win.

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Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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10 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dog Fight  »

Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,588,460 (USA) (12 August 2012)

Gross:

$86,907,746 (USA)
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Trivia

Cam is a member of the Democratic Party. Marty runs for Congress as a Republican. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Marty Huggins reveals a giant scar running across his torso, an injury he received as a very young child; photos showing a teenage Marty Huggins in a swim suit do not show this scar. See more »

Quotes

Cam Brady: [on answering machine] Hey Shana. It's congressman Cam Brady here. I just stepped away from a family dinner to tell you I wish I wasn't eating fried steak. I wish I was eating Shana pussy. Seriously, baby, you get me so hard my dick presses against my zipper and it hurts like a motherfucker. What else? Oh, hey, I got your parents tickets to The Producers. And, oh, yeah, let's do something crazy weird next time like lick each other's buttholes in a Denny's bathroom. All right, I gotta go. Cam ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there is an additional scene depicting the trial with Motch brothers. The scene also partly explains the origins of Tim Wattley. See more »

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Referenced in The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) See more »

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Gold on the Ceiling
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Written by Dan Auerbach, Patrick J. Carney and Danger Mouse
Performed by The Black Keys
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Just totally awful
31 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There is no need to use 1000 words to review this film. One word suffices; awful. Base, totally lacking in nuance of any sort, this film not only disappoints on every level (bar the 'punched a baby' moment)but has been marketed and advertised in a misleading way. I attended expecting a satiric comedy centred on election campaigns (how it's advertised) and watched a boring, un-funny and ultimately repulsive film, until I walked out. The scene where Will Ferrel's character has sex in the fridge (????) with his opponents wife is gross and vile, not to mention completely unbelievable; OK it's a comedy but even in the context of this film this 'storyline' is massively ridiculous as is everyone's reactions to the event. I did not tick the spoiler alert button at the top as there is nothing in this film to spoil. Spend you money elsewhere; this film is just totally horrible.


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