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The Campaign -- When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
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The Campaign -- Two North Carolina politicians tangle with one another as they vie for the same Congressional seat.
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
10 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
May the best loser win.
Plot:
An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(1072 articles)
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Its ironically authentic lampooning of real politics is the funniest part of all. See more (170 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Will Ferrell ... Cam Brady

Zach Galifianakis ... Marty Huggins

Jason Sudeikis ... Mitch

Dylan McDermott ... Tim Wattley

Katherine LaNasa ... Rose Brady

Sarah Baker ... Mitzi Huggins

John Lithgow ... Glenn Motch

Dan Aykroyd ... Wade Motch

Brian Cox ... Raymond Huggins

Karen Maruyama ... Mrs. Yao

Grant Goodman ... Clay Huggins
Kya Haywood ... Dylan Huggins

Randall D. Cunningham ... Cam Jr. (as Randall Cunningham)

Madison Wolfe ... Jessica Brady

Thomas Middleditch ... Travis

Josh Lawson ... Tripp

Heather Lawless ... Diane

Jack McBrayer ... Mr. Mendenhall

Elizabeth Diane Wells ... Mrs. Mendenhall (as Elizabeth Wells Berkes)

Billy Slaughter ... Dermot

Aaron Jay Rome ... Intern Jason

Kate Miner ... Shana (as Kate Lang Johnson)

Amelia Jackson-Gray ... Becky

Bobby Tisdale ... Huggins Supporter

Wolf Blitzer ... Wolf Blitzer

Piers Morgan ... Piers Morgan

Bill Maher ... Bill Maher

Chris Matthews ... Chris Matthews

Dennis Miller ... Dennis Miller
Lawrence O'Donnell ... Lawrence O'Donnell
Joe Scarborough ... Joe Scarborough
Mika Brzezinski ... Mika Brzezinski
Willie Geist ... Willie Geist
Ed Schultz ... Ed Schultz

P.J. Byrne ... Rick - Ad Agency Guy

Patrick Weathers ... Old Councilman

Gerry May ... Carter Baines

Tzi Ma ... Mr. Zheng

Bill Martin Williams ... Senator Lloyd

Danny Vinson ... Elder Dan

John D. Reaves ... Banker

Scott A. Martin ... Wes - Cam Brady Supporter

Rob Mariano ... Boston Rob

Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin ... The Miz
Randy Bachman ... Bachman & Turner
Mick Dalla-Vee ... Bachman & Turner
Marc Lafrance ... Bachman & Turner
Brent Howard Knudsen ... Bachman & Turner
Charles Frederick Turner ... Bachman & Turner
Danny Hanemann ... Hunter

Jason Kirkpatrick ... Hunter

Taryn Terrell ... Janette

J.D. Evermore ... State Official
Matt Borel ... Rainbowland Moderator

Millard Darden ... Moderator Carl Terry

Mikki Val ... Town Hall Moderator
Ramona Tyler ... Reporter Brenda Britton
Steve Wilkins ... Reporter Darren

Rowan Joseph ... Reporter Gary

Dane Rhodes ... Working-Class Man

Trey Burvant ... Man at Debate

Joe Chrest ... Rainbowland Audience
Cranston Clements ... Pentecostal Band
John Vidacovich ... Pentecostal Band
Tommy Malone ... Pentecostal Band
Sion Daneshrad ... Rabbi

Peaches Davis ... Mrs. Cutler
George Young ... Choir Director
Stephanie Dotson ... Choir Soloist

Dylan DePaula ... Young Cam

Seth Morris ... Confession Husband

Tara Copeland ... Confession Wife

Frank Drank ... Biker Guy

Luka Jones ... Biker Guy

Paul Zies ... Biker Guy
Early Whitesides ... Elderly Man

Leslea Fisher ... Election Night Girl

Steve Tom ... Congressman

Catherine Shreves ... Anchor Rachel

Amber Dawn Landrum ... Punched Baby's Mother

Dustan Costine ... Police Officer

Tim Hickey ... Patriotic Passerby
Loriel Hennington ... Dancer

Tyne Stecklein ... Dancer

Krystal Ellsworth ... Dancer

Kayla Radomski ... Dancer

Brittany Perry-Russell ... Cam Brady Cheerleader

Colleen Craig ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Goodman ... Congressman Scott Talley

Rhonda Laizer ... Reporter
Julia Adams ... Doctor (uncredited)

Rhonda Floyd Aguillard ... (uncredited)

John L. Armijo ... Migrant Worker / Bandito (uncredited)
Christi Barlow ... City Official (uncredited)

Kevin Beard ... Cam Supporter (uncredited)
Kristen Beevers ... Cam Supporter (uncredited)
Nick Blady ... Snake Worshipper (uncredited)

Tom Bubrig ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Cain ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Grant Case ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

John Cenatiempo ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Jean-Luc Charboneau ... Shiek #2 (uncredited)
Felder Charbonnet ... Police Officer #1 (uncredited)
Lee Christian ... Photographer (uncredited)

Rebecca Collins ... Marty's Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Hunter Cudini ... Boy on Playground (uncredited)
Paige Cudini ... Girl on Playground (uncredited)
Jennifer Culicchia ... Woman in Bed (uncredited)

John F. Daniel ... Giant Marty (uncredited)

Raymond Delaune ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christy B. Devarauxx ... Teacher (uncredited)
Kasey Emas ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jerry Esslinger Jr. ... Businessman (uncredited)
Cy Fahrenholtz ... Synagogue Attendee (uncredited)

Dacia Fernandez ... Cam Brady Cheerleader (uncredited)

Elizabeth Foley ... Young Cam's Friend (uncredited)
Leni Ford ... Staff Member (uncredited)

Claire Frederiksen ... Reporter (uncredited)
William G. Gil ... Air Force Oficer (uncredited)
Paul Gunawan ... Cam Brady Supporter (uncredited)
Russell M. Haeuser ... Farmer / Temple Goer / Political Supporter (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley ... Crowed (uncredited)
Bruce Henry ... City Official (uncredited)

Tymberlee Hill ... African American Woman (uncredited)
Jennifer Hinrichs ... Snake Church Dancer (uncredited)
Timothy Hinrichs ... Snake Church Dancer (uncredited)

Glen Hobgood ... Naked Guy (uncredited)

Robert Hotalen ... (uncredited)

Leslie A. Hughes ... Campaign Supporter (uncredited)
Christian M. Jones ... Cam Brady Supporter (uncredited)
Karen Wright Jones ... Cam Brady Supporter (uncredited)
Mark Joyce ... City Official (uncredited)
Sara Kenley ... Blonde Cam Shot Girl / Cheerleader (uncredited)
Kristal Kincaid ... Huggins Supporter (uncredited)
John C. Klein ... (uncredited)
Arabella Landrum ... Baby (uncredited)
Ever Eloise Landrum ... Baby (uncredited)

Robert Larriviere ... Photographer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Snake Church Dancer (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Snake Church Elder (uncredited)

A.J. Leitell ... Stuart (uncredited)

Parker Lovein ... Jared Mendenhall (uncredited)
Dov Markowich ... Cam Brady Intern (uncredited)
Avon Maser ... Political Rally Spectator (uncredited)
Brian Matney ... Preacher (uncredited)

Harlon Miller ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Dustin Milligan ... College Frat Guy (uncredited)

Mark Mills ... Kid at Table (uncredited)

Lance E. Nichols ... Denning Mayor (uncredited)

Anjolie Nieman ... Mendenhall Daughter (uncredited)
Jeffery Nowell ... Debate Attendee (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Cam Brady Supporter (uncredited)

Terry Dale Parks ... (uncredited)
Catherine Kim Poon ... (uncredited)

Philippe Radelet ... Paparazzi (uncredited)
Jonathan Ray ... City Official (uncredited)
Christine Craft Regusa ... Teacher (uncredited)
Annette Doucet Sharpe ... Anti-Huggins Housewife in Robe (uncredited)
Chaz Smith ... Reporter (uncredited)
Terry Lee Smith ... Reporter (uncredited)

Tyler Soerries ... Amusement Park Kid (uncredited)

Jim Sojka ... Reporter (uncredited)
Andrew j Spinks ... Hunter #2 (uncredited)

Marco St. John ... Husband (uncredited)

Jordan Sudduth ... Photographer Garrett Jacobs (uncredited)

Christine Tonry ... Cam Brady Supporter (uncredited)

Michelle Torres ... Reporter (uncredited)

Uggie ... Uggie (uncredited)
Joseph Uzzell ... Senator (uncredited)
Daniel Vincent ... Rowdy Supporter at Political Debate (uncredited)

Carl J. Walker ... Accountant (uncredited)

Glen Warner ... Roadie (uncredited)

David Michael Warren ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Michael Warren ... Campaign Supporter (uncredited)
Skyler Wilson ... LGBT Extra (uncredited)

Timothy Wyant ... Hunter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Roach 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Henchy (screenplay) &
Shawn Harwell (screenplay)

Adam McKay (story) &
Chris Henchy (story) &
Shawn Harwell (story)

Produced by
Will Ferrell .... producer
Zach Galifianakis .... producer
Michelle Graham .... associate producer
Jeffrey Harlacker .... associate producer
Chris Henchy .... executive producer
Josh King .... associate producer
Adam McKay .... producer
Jon Poll .... executive producer
Jay Roach .... producer
Amy Sayres .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Craig Alpert 
Jon Poll 
 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
 
Production Design by
Michael Corenblith 
 
Art Direction by
Kelly Curley 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Elena Arroy .... key makeup artist: additional photography Los Angeles
Cary Ayers .... special makeup effects crew: Tinsley Studio
Nikki I Brown .... makeup artist
Bridget Cook .... hair department head
Patricia Gundlach .... hairstylist
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects production coordinator
Stacy Kelly .... makeup artist (as Stacey Kelly)
Don Kozma .... key makeup artist (as Donald Kozma)
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: Will Farrell
Laura Leppanen .... assistant makeup artist: Los angeles additional photography
Annabelle MacNeal .... additional makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Yolanda Mercadel .... hair stylist
Darrell Redleaf-Fielder .... assistant department head hair stylist
Darrell Redleaf-Fielder .... key hair stylist (as Darrell Fielder)
Paige Reeves .... makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... hair stylist (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
Christien Tinsley .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Jill Warner .... special makeup effects staff: Tinsley Studio
Hiroshi Yada .... prosthetic make up artist
 
Production Management
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Lenny Vullo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh King .... first assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director (as Brian F. Relyea)
John M. White .... second second assistant director (as John White)
 
Art Department
Dean Allison .... general foreman
Robert Allison .... prop maker
Caitlin Alvarez .... art department assistant
Samantha Avila .... assistant art director (as Sam Avila)
Jared Barrilleaux .... prop maker
Alvis Barrington .... prop maker
Matthew Bigelow .... greensman
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... property master (as Ed Borasch Jr)
Forrest Bourgeois .... prop maker
Jill Broadfoot .... set decoration buyer
David Keith Broome .... lead greensman (as David Broome)
Eddie Burcham .... set dresser
Trey Capdevielle .... prop maker
Clay Carter .... prop maker
James Collins .... props
Kevin Davis .... prop maker
Eva Firshein .... buyer
Penelope Franco Gilmore .... assistant props: additional photography (as Penelope Franco)
Drew Guajardo .... assistant property master
Davey James Hance .... greensman
Henry Hardy .... prop maker
Claire Hassig .... signwriter
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
Jerry G. Henery .... construction coordinator
Eric Herzog .... prop maker
Garrett Jacobs .... draftsman
J.D. Jacoby .... props day player
Jason Glenn Jimes .... paint gang boss
Michael A. Johnson .... set dresser
Sanford Johnson .... prop maker
Rob Joy .... greensman
Dave Kelsey .... set designer
Steven Kerlagon .... scenic charge (as Steve Kerlagon)
Nicole LaBranche .... art department coordinator
Andree Lago .... scenic foreman
Sidney J. Lambert .... set dresser (as Sid Lambert)
Andy Lassiegne .... set dresser
Christopher Leach .... prop maker
Kristin Lekki .... lead graphic artist
Austin T. LeValley .... greensman
Twig Leveque .... property assistant
Michael Williams'Willis' .... carpenter
David Myers .... scenic
Rachel Nowik .... set dec buyer
Marybeth O'Connor .... on set dresser (as Mary Beth O'Connor)
Greg O'Donohue .... set decorator gangboss
Paul Pitalo .... set dresser
Joel Prihoda .... leadman
Jack Reeves .... stand-by painter
Eric Rosenberg .... graphic artist
John Sanchez .... property assistant
Stephen Scott Sylvester .... prop maker
Gregory Tillman .... prop maker
Lisa Tong .... set decoration buyer
Michael Tvten .... set dresser
Joel Venti .... illustrator
Joel Venti .... political design consultant
Emma Verdugo .... set decorator coordinator
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... assistant property master: additional photography
Michael Williams Willis .... prop maker
Ericson T. Wolfe .... prop maker
Durel Yates .... set dresser
Darry Young .... set decoration buyer
 
Sound Department
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Bill Burns .... first assistant sound editor
Chris Diamond .... sound utility
Alison Fisher .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Sandra Fox .... foley assistant
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Charles W. Hamilton .... mix technician
Jack Heeren .... foley mixer
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
Scott A. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Michael Jimenez .... mix technician
Larry Kemp .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Klein .... supervising foley editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ken McLaughlin .... production sound mixer
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Joe Schiff .... sound effects editor
Joel Shryack .... dialogue editor
Unsun Song .... mix technician
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Don White .... foley mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dean Zupancic)
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects foreman
Andrew Dickinson .... special effects
Scott Dwyer .... special effects foreman
Vladimir Esiperno .... special effects technician
Kayla Jo Holland .... special effects crew
Brad Manis .... special effects technician
Kenneth Mannis .... special effects technician
Mike Nami Jr. .... special effects technician
Michael Nami Sr. .... special effects technician (as Michael Nami)
David K. Nami .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Nami)
Reggie Rizzo .... fabricator
Jason White .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Church .... digital artist
Lance Davis .... digital artist
Andrew Dickinson .... digital artist
Johannes Gamble .... digital artist
Anne Graham .... digital artist
David D. Johnson .... visual effects supervisor
Sean Kennedy .... digital effects artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Steve Koch .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Greg Paddock .... digital artist
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Chris Bryant .... stunts
Todd Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Scott Burik .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Elton LeBlanc .... precision driver
Dave Pope .... stunts
Steven Ritzi .... stunts (as Steve Ritzi)
J.C. Robaina .... stunts
Eric R Salas .... stunts (as Eric Salas)
Jason Shupe .... stunts
Brian Stapf .... stunts
Matt Thompson .... stunts
Trampas Thompson .... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunt performer
Mike Wilson .... stunts
Greg Anthony .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Stanton Barrett .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Kevin Beard .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Scott Burik .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Jay Caputo .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Trace Cheramie .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dustin Courtney .... stunt double: Zach Galifianakis (uncredited)
Chris J. Fanguy .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Derek Graf .... stunts (uncredited)
Zedric Harris .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Keone Kim .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Scott Leva .... stunts (uncredited)
Dailyn Matthews .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double: Zach Galifianakis (uncredited)
Steven Ritzi .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Eric R Salas .... water safety (uncredited)
Jason Shupe .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Trampas Thompson .... key stunt rigger (uncredited)
Sonny Tipton .... stunt double: Zach Galifianakis (uncredited)
Mike Wilson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Augustin .... electrician
George Bianchini .... a camera operator: steadicam operator
Corwin A. Bibb .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Cory Bibb)
Joe Cassano .... b dolly grip
Dorian A. Celestain .... electrician
Paul Conti .... playback operator: 24-frame
Charles Cooper .... lighting technician
Duane Cooper .... grip
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Louis DiCesare .... chief lighting technician (as Lou DiCesare)
Malcolm Doran II .... rigging best boy
Tim Durr .... rigging gaffer
Sean Fairburn .... hd camera
Christopher Glasgow .... a camera: dolly grip
Everett Grant .... lighting technician
Tonja Greenfield .... loader
Nicholas Groetsch .... video utility
Penelope Helmer .... b camera second assistant
Stan Hoyt .... lamp operator
Stan Hoyt .... lighting technician
Kevin Hughes .... rigging electrician
Joshua Huval .... video utility
Renaldo Jackson .... lighting technician
Elton Hartney James .... lighting console programmer
John Koth .... best boy grip
Richard Landry .... set light tech
Mason McGuire .... lamp operator
Robert S. Nielsen .... rigging electrician
Josh Oliver .... rigging electrician
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... electrician
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Brian Posslenzny .... rigging electrician
Nikola Ristic .... best boy rigging electric
Jan Ruona .... b camera first assistant
Dylan Rush .... lighting technician
Codie Scott .... grip
Don Selsor .... rigging key grip (as Donald Selsor)
Rob Skuse .... rigging grip
Brian Stegeman .... digital imaging technician
Robert Stenger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Eve Strickman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Aaron Toups .... grip
Remi Tournois .... additional camera operator
John Vinson .... additional grip
Jason Vowell .... hd video assist
Ben Wachsmann .... grip
Barry Williamson .... grip
Aurelia Winborn .... a camera first assistant
Justin Wright .... fixtures
 
Casting Department
Jay DeFelice .... extras casting assistant
Jennifer Euston .... casting: NY
Ryan Glorioso .... local casting
Jenny Grace .... casting assistant
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Peter Kousakis .... casting assistant
Robert Larriviere .... local casting assistant
Dat Nguyen .... extras casting
Kate Warren .... extras casting director
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: los angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayle Anderson .... set costumer
Allison Bauserman .... costumer
Michelle Bohn .... seamstress
Corey Bronson .... costumer for Zach Galifianakis
Toby Bronson .... costumer
Donna Chance .... key costumer
Meghan Cornay .... costumer
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... costumer: reshoots
Vanessa Lacy .... costume assistant
Marylou Lim .... costumer: for Mr. Ferrell
Marylou Lim .... set costumer (Will Ferrell's Costumer)
Darren Manzari .... costume assistant
Mary Jo McGrath .... costume supervisor (as M. J. McGrath)
Lexi Price .... costumer (as Alexis Price)
Derek Sullivan .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Bart Brevé .... first assistant editor
Jim Carretta .... assistant editor
Julian Carvalho .... post production assistant
Pete Conlin .... post production
Olivier Girard .... dailies operator
Raymond Grabowski .... digital intermediate colorist (as Ray Grobowski)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Anna Holley .... post-production assistant
Chris Jackson .... first assistant editor
Andy Jurgensen .... assistant editor
Erik Kaufmann .... digital intermediate editor
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive
Kimaree Long .... assistant editor
Ben McKay .... post-production assistant
Jason Miller .... post-production coordinator
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
David Thomas .... digital cinema producer
Tim Weyers .... post-production coordinator
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Bryan Carrigan .... pro tools operator
Monica Ciafardini .... music clearance
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Chris Fogel .... recording and mixed by
Jonathan Karp .... music consultant
Randy Kerber .... orchestrations
Mason Levy .... score programmer
Giona Ostinelli .... composer assistant
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Linnea Snyder .... music preparation
Jay Weigel .... music consultant
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
 
Transportation Department
Mark Anderson .... driver: set generator
Kelli Bingham .... transportation dispatcher
Ashley Dovichi .... driver
Corey T. Dudley .... driver
Stacy Fortenberry .... transportation: for Mr. Ferrell
Cody Johnson .... driver
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain (as Rob Johnson)
Walter McClain .... transportation coordinator (as Walt McClain)
Richard C. Ryan .... generator operator/driver
Albert Samson .... transportation captain: local
Miguel Swift .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... production van driver operator
 
Other crew
Caitlin Alvarez .... staff assistant
Joaquin Aragon .... production assistant
Gerard Averill .... location manager
Maxwell Berry .... staff assistant
Kelly Berthold .... office production assistant: additional photography
Marie Boensch .... staff assistant
Jennifer L. Brooks .... assistant accountant
Christian Brown .... office staff assistant
Dylan Brown .... staff assistant
Erin Burns .... staff assistant
Kris Butler .... head set medic
Lisa M. Calhoun .... staff assistant
Andrew Cavaness .... staff assistant
Jason Chandler .... set production assistant
Steven Clawson .... photo double/stand in: Dan Aykroyd
Chris Clinton .... set production assistant
Timothy Coggins .... assistant accountant
Paul Conti .... computer/video playback supervisor
Jennifer Culicchia .... stand-in
Tony Cypres .... first assistant accountant
Justin Dickey .... staff assistant
Brittney Diez .... staff assistant
Joseph E. Doyle .... computer/video playback engineer
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Johnny Eastlund .... locations coordinator
Mathew Ferrante .... production coordinator: Warner Bros.
Matthew Ford .... medic
W. Harry Fortuna .... key assistant location manager
Ashley Foster .... set production assistant
Charlie French .... locations
Bryan Gardiner .... travel coordinator
Jilliam Gerstley .... staff assistant
Josephine L. Gordon .... staff assistant
Shane Grady .... stand-in
Shane Grady .... stand-in: Will Ferrell
Ashley Gressen .... production assistant: reshoots
Andrew Harrington .... office staff assistant
Justin W. Hill .... key assistant location manager
Alison Hoberman .... craft service
Zachary Holmes .... computer/video playback operator
Douglas N. Honorof .... dialogue coach
Carolyn Hufstetler .... assistant accountant
Rachel Jacob .... production assistant
Ted Kantrow .... caterer: Location Gourmet
Daniel Kepler .... main titles: production coordinator
Stacey Kmetyk .... assistant accountant
Danika Kohler .... production coordinator
Tom Lackey .... location scout
Vanessa Lacy .... staff assistant
Lisa Latter .... assistant location manager
Sue-Dee Lazzerini .... studio teacher
Jennifer Lemons .... stand-in
Darren Manzari .... staff assistant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Gus Mittenberger .... staff assistant
Patrick Mizell .... location assistant
John A. Mmahat Jr. .... key assistant location manager (as Johnny Mmahat)
Daamun Mohseni .... title and credits animator
Crystal Munson .... production assistant: reshoots
Ryan Myhand .... stand-in: Zach Galifianakis
Kyle O'Brien .... production accountant
Brad Oltmann .... craft service
Patrick E. Padilla .... set medic
Scott Parker .... post-production accountant
Thomas Peters .... assistant location manager
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (as Marguerite Derricks)
Kyler Porche .... stand-in
Liz Probst .... payroll accountant
Jennifer Ray .... production coordinator (as Jennifer Ray Davis)
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Melissa Rosal .... staff assistant
Gregory Santoro .... staff assistant
Tim Sigur .... production secretary
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Aaron J. Stone .... staff assistant
Matt Storm .... key assistant location manager
Jimmy Trotter .... location manager: New Orleans
Lauren Von Huene .... assistant production coordinator
Alexander B. Williams .... staff assistant (as Alex Williams)
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service (as Teddy Yonenaka)
Britney Young .... production secretary: additional photography
 
Thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ (2012) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:12 | India:A | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:12 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #47787)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Zach Galifianakis based the character of Marty Huggins on his fictitious twin brother 'Seth Galifianakis', which he created and first performed in his 2006 DVD special Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) (V).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first debate scene, when Marty and Cam first walk out onto the stage, the two podiums are the same height. However, after they shake hands and go to their respective podiums, Marty's is considerably higher than Cam's.See more »
Quotes:
Cam Brady:[Cam Brady has just left an offensive message on a family's answering machine] By being in the same room as that machine, the kids became consenting adults! And this is 2012, who still has an answering machine in this day and age? In my lifetime, I have made over 100,000 phone calls and maybe 1,000 of them are obscene! That's a very small percentage.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Hee Haw" (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
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35 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Its ironically authentic lampooning of real politics is the funniest part of all., 9 August 2012
Author: GoneWithTheTwins from www.GoneWithTheTwins.com

The Campaign offers many hilarious moments in the vein of humor that one has come to expect from its creators. Will Ferrell is entertaining as always with his "presidential" accent and foul-mouthed quips. Zach Galifianakis also presents quite a character, often outshining his co-star with his supremely bizarre eccentricities. But underneath the layer of laughs is a rather forgettable story. It's undoubtedly a great basis for the two comedy giants to clash, but the plot neither furthers our interest in its leads nor their plight. Much of the time it feels as if we lose no matter who wins. Perhaps its ironically authentic lampooning of real politics is the funniest part of all.

North Carolina congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) has fallen into a leisurely routine of false promises and general negligence in his duties as the longtime unopposed representative. But after an obscene phone call to the wrong person finds Brady's approval rating drastically down, corporate bigwigs Glenn (John Lithgow) and Wade Motch (Dan Aykroyd), decide to replace him with someone they can easily control for their own devious schemes. Their candidate is mild-mannered Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), a tourism enthusiast with naïve ideas of bettering his hometown. When Huggins announces his candidacy, and the stunned Brady quickly introduces him to the sinister world of politics, the battlefield is set for copious smear campaigns, name tarnishing and disgraceful machinations to destroy each other's reputations. But as the debates get dirtier and the backstabbing more barbaric, both candidates begin to question how far they'll go to win – and what they're willing to lose.

The Campaign has an amusing premise. It examines the corruption, general crookedness, and underhanded big business influences behind politics, employing a wildly satirical viewpoint coupled with abrasive language and hysterical visual gags. "When you've got the money, nothing's unpredictable," insists Glenn Motch, defining his wealthy persuasions over chancy voters. An underdog candidate is uprooted from unremarkableness to be subjected to an immoderate transformation, itself an entertaining feat, for the sake of molding a puppet for exploitive moneymen. And he is to combat a long unopposed, professional politician, who has grown too accustomed to the post without having to put effort toward purpose or even basic responsibility. The two face off in riotous slander, invidious advertising strategies, backbiting, and baby punching. And their warfare gets steadily more caustic as election day looms. But that's it – the setup is the story, and there's nothing more meaningful beyond that.

The tired theme of "do the right thing" rears its head, but it never serves to stress originality or the means for further mockeries of recognizable, past political blunders. The My Fair Lady shtick is catchy, Galifianakis and Ferrell are equally witty in their roles (their ridiculousness is amplified by an anticipated collaboration), while goofy voices (think one part Jiminy Glick and one part Stuart Smalley for Zach, with Will blending his Saturday Night Live presidential impressions), dirty jokes, and slapstick weigh in proportionally for humor. The Campaign also points the finger at the idiotic everyman who misinterprets intent and blindly falls for thinly stretched defamation attempts. But what does it all lead to? A few grand laughs and lovable imbeciles don't amount to a story – it's essentially a promising foundation for comedy that forgets to tell a full-bodied, meaningful tale of political conversion and redemption.

- The Massie Twins

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