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Game Change (2012)

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

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Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Politics would never be the same.


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10 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The film was made and first released and broadcast about four years after the 2008 US Presidential campaign which featured the GOP / Republican candidates of John McCain for President, and Sarah Palin for Vice President, and who are played in this film by Ed Harris and Julianne Moore respectively. See more »

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When Rick Davis was Google searching for a female VP candidate, he typed the letter "J" See more »

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Woman: I can't trust Obama. I've read about him and he's not a... he's a... he's a Arab. He's not an Americ...
John McCain: No, ma'am. No, ma'am. He's a decent family man citizen who I just happen to have some disagreements with on certain fundamental issues. And that's what this campaign is all about.
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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #7.148 (2012) See more »

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Beyond the Great Divide
Written by Jack Wesley Routh and J.C. Crowley (as John Charles Crowley II)
Performed by Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Brilliant - my only complaint - it isn't in theatres
10 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Amazingly good solid film. Julianne Moore is brilliant as Sarah Palin, and the rest of the cast - equally wonderful! The script is solid too, and keeps your interest, even if you remember every nuance of the Presidential race and the story we lived through. I don't want to say too much about the actual production, because it is so well done, mixing reportage with the actors. Mixing journalists with the actors.

It really is great. Congratulations to everyone at HBO and I really really really hope the film will be released in theatres around the country. It deserves the widest possible audience as possible.

I don't think it matters if you are Republican or Democrat, who you voted for or didn't vote either. The film is good, fair, interesting and well done.


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