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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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Clay Huggins
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Dylan Huggins
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Cam Jr. (as Randall Cunningham)
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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)  »

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Dog Fight  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,588,460 (USA) (10 August 2012)

Gross:

$86,897,182 (USA) (16 November 2012)
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Trivia

Though Marty's campaign managers suggests a Chocolate Lab and a Golden Retriever as "American" dogs, the breeds originated in Canada and the UK, respectively. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when accepting the congressional office that Cam Brady has declined, Marty Huggins says that he is going to "...end Daylight Savings Time. I hate when it gets dark early." In fact, DST extends the daylight so that it does not get dark early, but later. See more »

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Marty Huggins: Wouldn't you like to hear Cam Brady recite the Lord's Prayer?
Cam Brady: If the media would mind turning off all their recording devices and closing their eyes.
[observes Mitch helping him]
Cam Brady: Our Father, Art, who is up in Heaven. Aloe Vera be thy name. The thigh... Thy kingdom... come... the magic kingdom. As it is on Earth in a helicopter. Give us this day our daily... pizza. And let us digest it. Forgive us, forgive our passes we forget sometimes. On women folk with their... to dine, like that is a nice ...
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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 500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) See more »

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These Dreams
Written by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Heart
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An enjoyable comedy
3 September 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a race between two congressman candidates in North Carolina.

"The Campaign" is a fun and light hearted mockery of modern American politics, but it is also surprisingly real in terms of what could possibly happen in a real election campaign. The plot is funny and really gets me laughing, but I am the most impressed by the emotional ending that conveys a victory to morality. Another thing that really stands out is the Asian maid who speaks with an amazing African and also Spanish accent.

I enjoyed watching this film!


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