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Game Change -- This searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's ill-fated 2008 presidential campaign follows the daring plan to add Sarah Palin to the ticket and the implosion that would soon follow.

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10 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Politics would never be the same.
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Follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 33 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Julianne Moore ... Sarah Palin

Woody Harrelson ... Steve Schmidt

Ed Harris ... John McCain

Peter MacNicol ... Rick Davis

Jamey Sheridan ... Mark Salter

Sarah Paulson ... Nicolle Wallace

Ron Livingston ... Mark Wallace
David Barry Gray ... Todd Palin

Larry Sullivan ... Chris Edwards
Mikal Evans ... Bexie Nobles

Colby French ... Tucker Eskew

Bruce Altman ... Fred Davis

Spencer Garrett ... Steve Biegun

Brian Howe ... Randy Scheunemann

John Rothman ... A.B. Culvahouse

Austin Pendleton ... Senator Joe Lieberman

Alex Hyde-White ... Lindsey Graham

Ron Perkins ... Bill McInturff

Melissa Farman ... Bristol Palin
Taya Miller ... Piper Palin

Brittany Underwood ... Willow Palin
Arlo James ... Trig Palin

Beth Dixon ... Alaskan Constituent

Brian d'Arcy James ... Ted Frank

Sandy Bainum ... Cindy McCain

Douglas Nelson ... Matthew Scully (as Doug Nelson)

Tiffany Thornton ... Meghan McCain

Jenna Stern ... Lisa Kline - Stylist
Julie Mun ... Attacking Reporter
Rhonda Overby ... Attacking Reporter
Richard Pilcher ... Attacking Reporter
Michael John Casey ... Attacking Reporter
John Heilemann ... St. Paul Reporter
Mark Halperin ... St. Paul Reporter

Shirley Rumierk ... Maria Comella (as Shirley A. Rumierk)

Kevin Bigley ... Track Palin

Justin Gaston ... Levi Johnston
Brenna McDonough ... Phone Volunteer

Thomas Roy ... Phone Volunteer
Stephanie Waters ... Phone Volunteer

Christie Beran ... Jeannie Etchart (as Christie E. Beran)
Scott Lesmes ... Kid in Rope-line
Liam Davis ... Kid in Rope-line
Justin Turner ... Kid in Rope-line
Ariana Froh ... Kid in Rope-line
Allison Shanks ... Kid in Rope-line
Dylan Kuhnhern ... Kid in Rope-line
Corissa Anderson ... Kid in Rope-line
Kathryn McCurdy ... Rope-line Kid Sarah
Susan Allenback ... Rope-line Mother
Lou Sumrall ... Cowboy Palin Supporter
Kristian King Lewman ... Religious Palin Supporter

Sidney Blackmer Jr. ... Gun Enthusiast Palin Supporter (as Sidney Blackmer)

Bridget Gethins ... Passionate Palin Supporter
Rain Pryor ... Angela - Makeup Artist

Tara Garwood ... Amy - Hairdresser
Dan Desmond ... Dr. Ollie

Peggy J. Scott ... Debate Volunteer
Patrick Welsh ... Director

Lee Ordeman ... Troopergate Reporter
Leo Erickson ... USA Chanter
Brian Neal Lucero ... Hostile Crowd (as Brian Lucero)
Paul Lofgren ... Hostile Crowd

Field Blauvelt ... Hostile Crowd
Steve Dantzler ... Hostile Crowd

Jill Redding ... Elderly Woman 'Can't trust Obama'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Angela Blake ... Republican
Tex Allen ... Republican Convention VIP (uncredited)
Alexandra Andrews ... Rally Participant (uncredited)

Ashlie Atkinson ... Plump Woman (uncredited)
Gaetano Averella ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Andrea R. Baker ... Event Staff / Background (uncredited)
Jim Barbour ... Convention Attendee / Rally Attendee (uncredited)
Andrew Barth ... Reporter (uncredited)

Shelley Bassett ... Campaign Worker (uncredited)
Nora Bauer ... Press Photographer / Palin Campaign supporter (uncredited)

Karl Bittner ... Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Frank Bliss ... Man at political rally (uncredited)

Wolf Blitzer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Blumenstock ... Convention Staffer (uncredited)
Ian Bonner ... TV Producer (uncredited)

Tina Borek ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Boslego ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Jacob Browne ... Convention Security (uncredited)
Katie Buenneke ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Ken Bulcroft ... Political Staffer (uncredited)
Star Bunner ... Event Staff / Background (uncredited)
Jennifer Butler ... Palin supporter (uncredited)

Catherine Cahill ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)
Maria Cecile Callier ... Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Matt Cannon ... Palin's Aide (uncredited)
Larry Carter ... Videographer (uncredited)

Eddy Challita ... Staffer (uncredited)

Scott Chism ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Lisa Clark ... Republican (uncredited)
Chris Conlon ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Shannon Corbeil ... CNN News Reporter (uncredited)

Katie Couric ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Scot Cregan ... Police Officer M. Miller (uncredited)
Jessica Czop ... Palin's stylist (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)
Wim De Groof ... Security Guard (uncredited)
John Doty ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)

Consuelo M. Edwards ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Cindy Engle ... Campaigner (uncredited)
Jim Epstein ... Media Reporter (uncredited)

Nikki Estridge ... News reporter (uncredited)

Kristi Faye ... Political Staffer (uncredited)

Chad A. Fehr ... Staffer (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Senior Staffer (uncredited)

Tina Fey ... Sarah Palin (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rene Finkenkeller ... Supporter (uncredited)

Pamela Fischer ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Brian Foreman ... RNC Press Photographer (uncredited)

Tom Gambrill ... FOX News Videographer (uncredited)
Matthew Gooley ... Rally Attendee (uncredited)
Matthew James Gulbranson ... Washington Post Reporter (uncredited)
Corianne T. Glazener Guzman ... Caterer (uncredited)
Brian Harrison ... Campaign Donor (uncredited)
Josh Haslup ... Republican (uncredited)
Robert D. Heath Jr. ... Editor NY Times (uncredited)
Thomas Higgins ... Anderson Cooper (uncredited)
Joe Higgs ... Photographer #1 (uncredited)

Ken Holliday ... Alaska State Fair Patron (uncredited)

Ashley Hopkins ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Elwood L. Hoyt ... Stage VIP (uncredited)

Bob Hurley ... Staffer (uncredited)
Will D. Barnes III ... McCain Staffer (uncredited)

Donald Imm ... Male Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Ann-Marie Jordan ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Ricardo Sosa Jr. ... TV Controller (uncredited)

Patrick Juarez ... Press (uncredited)

James Judice ... Rally Member (uncredited)
Chris Kanakis ... Republican at rally / Alaska fair goer (uncredited)
George Kardulias ... Attendee at McCain-Palin Rallies (uncredited)

Bob Kaye ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Nicole Catrice Keller ... Sarah Palin's Aide (uncredited)
Danny Kinder ... Campaign Man (uncredited)

Aubrohn King ... Photographer (uncredited)

Steven J. Klaszky ... Reporter (uncredited)

Michael J. Kraycik ... RNC Press Photographer (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Rachael Lang ... Female Debate Staffer (uncredited)

Shannon Lanier ... Reporter (uncredited)

Kevin Leigh ... NBC Reporter (uncredited)

Cindy Marie Martin ... Rally Participant (uncredited)

Jennifer McCormick ... McCain Staffer (uncredited)
Sam McCrea ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)
John Mitchell ... Alaska Fair Goer (uncredited)
Anita Moore ... McCain Staffer (uncredited)
Justin D. Moore ... Political rally attendee (uncredited)

Tony Moore ... Campaign Staff (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Campaign Staffer (uncredited)

Erik Mueller ... Senior Staffer (uncredited)
Samuel Muriithi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Victoria Murphy ... Press (uncredited)
Denise Lynch Murter ... Election Attendee (uncredited)

Clayton Stocker Myers ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)

Zoltan L. Nagy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Rylie J. Neale ... Staffer (uncredited)

Ricky Neeble ... McCain rally attendee (uncredited)

Chris O'Brocki ... Political Staffer (uncredited)
Caroline O'Grady ... Event Staffer (uncredited)

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sarah Oliveros ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)

Matthew Pabo ... Campaign Supporter (uncredited)

Melissa Panos ... Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Jose L. Penaranda ... Palin campaign supporter (uncredited)
Vito Pietanza ... Political Staffer (uncredited)

Manuel Poblete ... Secret service agent (uncredited)

Amy Poehler ... Hillary Clinton / Katie Couric (archive footage) (uncredited)

Grizelda Quintana ... Rally Girl (uncredited)

Vincent Riviezzo ... Campain Worker (uncredited)
Tony Romito ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
John Sadowsky ... Guy holding NRA sign (uncredited)
Ryan Schaefer ... NOBAMA Rallygoer (uncredited)

W. Keith Scott ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Chris Smith ... Republican (uncredited)

Al Sotto ... Staffer (uncredited)

Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Philip Stamper ... Crowd / Crew Person (uncredited)
Brady Starr ... Camera Technician (uncredited)
Rachel Steele ... Rally Goer (uncredited)
Deborah Stone ... Katie Couric (uncredited)

Patrick Michael Strange ... C-Span Photographer (uncredited)
Dan Taylour ... Republican Campaign Supporter and Press (uncredited)
Katie Thompson ... White House Staffer (uncredited)
Joseph Tornatore ... Palin Campaign Supporter (uncredited)

Alison Trumbull ... Jennifer (uncredited)
Gary Ugarek ... Convention Photographer (uncredited)
William Waddell Jr. ... Wall Street Banker (uncredited)
Tara Wall ... Herself (uncredited)
Bill Ward ... Staffer (uncredited)
Terry Ward ... Ropeline Greeter (uncredited)

Lawrence Whitener ... Bystander (uncredited)

Brian Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julia Williams ... Rally Supporter (uncredited)

Jenni Wilson ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Randi Yocham ... CBS News Reporter (uncredited)
Scott Zeiss ... McCain Supporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Roach 
 
Writing credits
Danny Strong (written by)

Mark Halperin (book) and
John Heilemann (book)

Produced by
Carrye Gilliland Glazar .... co-producer (as Carrye Glazar)
Gary Goetzman .... executive producer
Michelle Graham .... associate producer
Tom Hanks .... executive producer
Jennifer Perini .... co-producer
Jay Roach .... executive producer
Kirk Saduski .... co-producer
Amy Sayres .... producer
Steve Shareshian .... co-executive producer (as Steven Shareshian)
Miura Smith .... co-producer (as Miura Kite)
Danny Strong .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
Michael Corenblith 
 
Set Decoration by
Tiffany Zappulla  (as Tiffany A. Zappulla)
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Berlinda Cantu-Lewis .... additional hair stylist: New Mexico
Ardis Cohen .... key hair stylist (as Ardis F. Cohen)
Alan D'Angerio .... hair department head
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist: Ms. Moore
Herb Dewing .... additional hair stylist: New Mexico
Katie Douthit .... additional makeup artist: New Mexico
Charmaine Henninger .... additional hair stylist
Lisa Hill .... additional makeup artist: New Mexico
Carmen L. Jones .... additional hair stylist: New Mexico
Sandra Linn Koepper .... makeup department head
Annabelle MacNeal .... third makeup artist
Elaine L. Offers .... makeup artist: Ms. Moore (as Elaine Offers)
Ngozi Olandu .... key makeup artist (as Ngozi Olandu-Young)
Sara Roybal .... additional makeup artist: New Mexico
Gina W. Bateman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... makeup artist (uncredited)
John O'Brien .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Janice Tunnell .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Tene Wilde .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Debi Young .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Dresher .... post-production supervisor
Mary Kane .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh King .... first assistant director
Emily McGovern .... second assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second second assistant director (as Brian F. Relyea)
 
Art Department
Ruben J. Acuna .... set dresser: New Mexico
David H. Allen .... property master
RA Arancio-Parrain .... leadman: New Mexico
Arthur Arndt .... propmaker: New Mexico
Samantha Avila .... assistant art director
Bryan Badman .... propmaker
Elizabeth Bell .... set dresser (as Beth Bell)
Walter Berry .... set dresser
Ben Bishop .... set dresser: New Mexico
Mike Blatner .... propmaker: New Mexico
Kurt Blondis .... set dresser: New Mexico
Howard Boyer .... propmaker
Marc Braun .... set dresser
Anthony L. Brennan Jr. .... scenic
Thomas L. Caldwell .... key greens: New Mexico
Rebecca Castle .... standby painter
Carl Catanese .... leadman (as Carl J. Catanese)
Sean Craycraft .... set dresser: New Mexico (as Sean M. Craycraft)
Ronald J. Crouthamel .... carpenter
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master (as Melissa A. Feinberg)
April Freeman .... scenic
Francesca Gerlach .... charge scenic
James H. Gill .... propmaker: New Mexico (as James Gill)
Rodney Goode .... propmaker
Ron Grouthamel .... propmaker
Randy G. Herbert .... construction coordinator
Katie Howard .... art department coordinator
Lauran Tracy Howard .... set decoration coordinator
Michael Key .... construction foreman
Kristina Kilpe .... assistant props (as Kristina M. Kilpe)
Kuo Pao Lian .... set designer
Jason Mack .... set dresser: New Mexico
Hayley Madigan .... assistant props: Ne Mexico (as Hayles F. Madigan)
Michael Matovich .... assistant greens: New Mexico (as Michael E. Matovich)
Jim McPherson .... set dressing foreman
Nichole Miller .... standby painter: New Mexico (as Nicole S. Miller)
Andrea Nowowiejski .... scenic foreman
Ryan O'Grady .... art department production assistant
Genesis J. Pruce .... set dressing foreman: New Mexico
Jorge Reyes .... set dressing gang boss: New Mexico
Kenneth Roman .... graphic designer
Robert Sport .... assistant props
Murray Steele .... painter
Jeff Strom .... set dresser: New Mexico
Angelo Tomarchio .... propmaker: New Mexico (as Angelo Sebastiano Tomarchio)
David Trujillo .... set dresser: New Mexico (as David L. Trujillo)
Robert P. Trujillo .... set dresser: New Mexico
E. Parker Webb .... on-set dresser
Ricky Wright .... propmaker
Dara Zappulla .... set decoration buyer (as Dara A. Zappulla)
Cristina Colissimo .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic (uncredited)
D'Arcy Rossiter .... props (uncredited)
Keith Weaver .... scenic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Henry Auerbach .... dialogue editor
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Paul Timothy Carden .... supervising sound editor
Perry Dodgson .... boom operator
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Rob Hidalgo .... sound utility: New Mexico
Sang Kim .... assistant sound editor
Tim Limer .... sound mix recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... foley mixer (as Tor Kingdon)
Lorenzo Millan .... sound utility
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... supervising sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... dialogue editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound re-recording mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Mandell Winter .... sound effects editor
Ryan Collins .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Victoria Rose Sampson .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Catania .... special effects coordinator
Margaret Johnson .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Church .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
Lance Lee Davis .... digital artist: Pacific Vision (as Lance Davis)
Johannes Gamble .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
Anne Graham .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
David D. Johnson .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Vision
Sean Kennedy .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
Steve Koch .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
Richard Ivan Mann .... visual effects producer
Greg Paddock .... digital artist: Pacific Vision
Eric Stull .... visual effects artist
Jeff Goldman .... visual effects supervisor: The Resistance VFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Liam Ferguson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Abad .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Alex Applefeld .... video assist operator
Diego Arroyo .... electrician: New Mexico
Ian Axilrod .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Ian L. Axilrod)
Joey Bacharka .... electrician: New Mexico
Shawn C.H. Baron .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Shawn Baron)
Chris Beattie .... key rigging grip
Corwin A. Bibb .... best boy electric (as Cory Bibb)
Joey Bruce .... rigging electrician (as Robert Bruce)
Joey Bruce .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Robert Bruce)
Jeff Callow .... grip
Brian Cantrell .... dimmer board operator: New Mexico
Brian Cantrell .... electrician: New Mexico
Dante Cardone .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Peter Caronia .... camera loader
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Mark Catania .... best boy rigging grip: New Mexico (as Mark E. Catania)
Paul Conti .... video playback supervisor
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Tulio Duenas .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Tulio Dueñas)
Tim Durr .... rigging gaffer (as Timothy R. Durr)
Allen Eaves .... electrician: New Mexico (as Allen W. Eaves)
Michael Enriquez .... grip: New Mexico (as Mike Enriquez)
Christopher Glasgow .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Joshua Gollish .... digital imaging supervisor
John Gorman .... electrician: New Mexico
Roy C. Granada .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Roy Granada)
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Geoffrey Haley .... steadicam operator
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Chris Henry .... electrician
Chris Henry .... electrician: New Mexico
Max A. Hoyt .... electrician: New Mexico
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Koth .... best boy grip (as John R. Koth)
Brian T. Leach .... generator operator
Benjamin Lobato .... rigging grip: New Mexico
Christopher Moats .... rigging electrician (as Chris Moats)
Christopher Moats .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Chris Moats)
Rob Mock .... best boy rigging grip (as Robert M. Mock)
David Noble .... rigging grip
Todd Norton .... rigging best boy electric
Robert Palmer .... electrician: New Mexico
Kurt Parlow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Aldous Regster .... grip: New Mexico (as Aldous Register)
Jason Remeikis .... grip
Nikola Ristic .... rigging best boy electric: New Mexico
Mark Scott .... video playback engineer (as Mark I. Scott)
S. Fitz T. Scott .... electrician
S. Fitz T. Scott .... electrician: New Mexico
John Simmons .... electrician: New Mexico
Peter Simonite .... camera operator: "c" camera
Elliott Snell .... electrician
Robert Stenger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Al Stewart .... grip: New Mexico (as Alan Stewart)
Jay Stuart .... rigging grip: New Mexico (as Jay C. Stuart Jr.)
Wade Tyree .... electrician
Dale White .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (as Dale S. White)
Dave Wilkins .... grip
Dave Wilkins .... grip: New Mexico
Paul Willis .... grip: New Mexico (as Paul Cros Willis)
Jason Contino .... additional rigging grip (uncredited)
Edward Hohman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Mike Locke .... grip (uncredited)
Ted Lubonovich II .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Morton .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Matt Vossekuil .... rigging electric (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Karin Aragon .... extras casting assistant: New Mexico, On Location Casting
Ranjani Brow .... voice casting
Kathleen Chopin .... casting: New York
Anne Davison .... casting associate: NY
Wendy Hoffman .... voice casting (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Tina Kerr .... extras casting: New Mexico, On Location Casting
Robert Neal Marshall .... casting associate: Baltimore
Netsai Matowe .... extras casting assistant
Pat Moran .... casting: Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Karen P. Morris .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Melissa Pryor .... casting assistant: LA
Dagmar Wittmer .... extras casting: Central Casting
Scott Blasko .... extras casting assistant: New Mexico (uncredited)
Scott Philip Goergens .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Corianne T. Glazener Guzman .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Bentfield .... costumer: New Mexico
Kim Chewning .... set costumer
Deb Dalton .... additional costumer
Dona Adrian Gibson .... tailor (as Dona Adrian)
Louise Lewis .... tailor (as Louise P. Lewis)
Mara Majorowicz .... key costumer
Michael Simon .... set costumer
Derek Sullivan .... costume supervisor (as Derek B. Sullivan)
Debbie Travis .... second key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jada Budrick .... digital intermediate color assistant
Rachelle Dang .... first assistant editor
Frank Figueroa .... digital intermediate color assistant
Catherine Haight .... first assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... digital film colorist
Chris Jensen .... second colorist: Technicolor
Thomas Lindsay .... dailies coordinator
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (as Everette JBob Webber)
Dan Williams .... digital intermediate color assistant
Denise Woodgerd .... digital intermediate vfx producer
Darin Wooldridge .... home video mastering colorist
Katie York .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Deva Anderson .... music supervisor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Chris Fogel .... music mixer
Chris Fogel .... music recordist
Randy Kerber .... orchestrator
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation (uncredited)
Tom Hardisty .... score recordist (uncredited)
Giona Ostinelli .... assistant: additional music (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Catherine Adrian .... driver: New Mexico
Jose. A. Anaya .... driver: catering, Chef Robert Catering
Shawn Avery .... driver: New Mexico
Patrick D Baker .... driver: New mexico
Ron Bohn Jr. .... driver
Ron Bohn .... driver (as Rin Bohn Sr.)
Michael Bortner .... driver (as Mike Bortner)
Thomas Braatz .... driver (as Thomas L. Braatz)
Robert Brual .... driver: catering, New Mexico
Walter M. Bury Jr. .... driver
Benette Cantu .... driver: New Mexico
Bob A. Carter .... driver: New Mexico
Dick Chandler .... driver
Dick Chandler .... driver
Rick Cochin .... driver
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... transportation captain: New Mexico
Mildred Curry .... driver: New Mexico (as Mitty Curry)
Felix Delgado .... driver: New Mexico
Steve DeLuca .... driver: Ne Mexico (as Steven DeLuca)
Rick Dennis .... driver (as Richard B. Dennis)
Michael Garcia .... driver: New Mexico
Bill Gibson .... driver
Dart Hardiman .... driver: New Mexico
Daniel A. Hirsch .... driver
Daniel A. Hirsh .... driver
James Daniel Hubbard .... driver (as James Hubbard)
Shawn Hull .... driver
Shawn Hull .... driver
James R. Hulson Jr. .... driver
Joe Iorg .... driver: New Mexico
Jason Kapuscinski .... driver: New Mexico
Duane Kelly .... driver
Francie E. Lebow .... driver: New Mexico
James Lowder .... transportation co-captain: New Mexico
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
Lily Mace .... driver: New Mexico
Jared Mangano .... driver: New Mexico
Frank R. Matkins .... driver
Mike McKenny .... driver: New Mexico
Frank Metts Sr. .... driver
Larry Michael .... driver: New Mexico (as J. Larry Michael)
Lanny William O'Connell .... driver
Charles B. Plantholt Sr. .... driver
Dominic Pompeo .... driver: New Mexico
Derick Pritchard .... driver: New Mexico
Kino Quintana .... driver: New Mexico
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... transportation coordinator: New Mexico
Michael J. Roybal .... driver: New Mexico
Kyle Segura .... driver: New Mexico
Bruce Simballa .... driver: New Mexico (as Bruce R. Simballa)
Larry Sinclair .... driver
Ronald Smith .... transportation coordinator (as Ron Smith)
Paul Taliadouros .... driver
Steven Truckenmiller .... driver (as Steven E. Truckenmiller)
Steven Truckenmiller .... driver
Elizabeth Van Allen .... dispatcher: New Mexico
Walter Wright .... driver
Bruce Zamzow .... driver (as Bruce F. Zamzow)
Kenneth Ziegler Jr. .... transportation captain (as Kenny Ziegler Jr.)
Mitchell J. Neri .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Doug Acton .... medic: construction/rigging, New Mexico (as Douglas Neal Acton)
Miguel Alvarez .... second chef: Chef Robert Catering
Paula Amanda .... stage manager (uncredited)
Jose A. Anaya .... chef: Chef Rpbert Catering
Ric Andersen .... stand-in
Charley Armstrong .... location manager
Eric Bannat .... assistant location manager
Peter Barrasso .... clearance liaison
David Bethel .... medic: construction/rigging, New Mexico
Shayne Blakey .... payroll accountant (as Shayne W. Blakey)
Susan Blakey .... payroll clerk (as Susan J. Blakey)
Robert Brual .... chef: New Mexico, Reel Chefs Catering
Corrine Butler .... office production assistant: New Mexico
Maria Elia Castro .... assistant: Ms. Moore, New Mexico
Ryan Celli .... office production assistant
Nori Chia .... assistant: Mr. Goetzman
Megan Chomskis .... assistant: Mr. Harrelson
Orlando Chongo .... craft service: New Mexico
Ann Christman .... assistant production coordinator (as Ann S. Christman)
Jeff Currier .... assistant: Ms. Moore
Sonia Y. Dawson .... first assistant accountant: New Mexico (as Sonia T. Dawson)
Lorenzo dela Rosa .... key set production assistant
Michael Dellheim .... location manager: New Mexico
Nicholas Devitt .... additional office production assistant: New Mexico
Allison Diamond .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Leigh Dillon .... dialect coach: Ms. Moore
Megan Doyle .... contact lens technician: New Mexico
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Travis Dusenberrg .... chef's assistant: Chef Robert Catering
Christian J. Edwards .... technical consultant
Caity Engler .... assistant: Mr. Goetzman
Halston Ericson-Bohager .... office production assistant
Todd Feaser .... assistant location manager
Jimmy Frick .... office production assistant: New Mexico
Joshua Fritel .... assistant: Mr. Harrelson, New Mexico
Shannendoah Gallagher .... location assistant: New Mexico (as Shannendoah K. Gallagher)
Jesus Gomez .... chef's assistant: New Mexico, Reel Chefs Catering
Ray Gomez .... chef's assistant: Chef Robert Vatering
Jose Gonzalez .... chef's assistant: New Mexico, Reel Chefs Catering
Coral Gonzalez-Inza .... set medic: New Mexico
Damond Gordon .... assistant craft service: Chef Robert Catering
Charlie Gravina .... location assistant: New Mexico (as Charles Gravina)
Will Higgins .... set production assistant
Nicholas Hiles .... set production assistant
Jane Hollon .... assistant: Ms. Moore
Kyndall Holstead .... production coordinator: New Mexico
Meredith Humbracht .... production coordinator
Jeff Johnson .... key medic
Eric Ladd .... title designer: main and end titles
Franciscus P. Laimbock .... additional assistant craft service: New Mexico
Frans Laimbock .... craft service assistant
James Lemus .... assistant craft service: New Mexico
Max Maksimovic .... second assistant accountant
Jill Michel .... studio teacher: New Mexico
Tony Moore .... picture double
Dave Myers .... airplane mock-up: New Meico
Alonzo Nevarez .... first assistant accountant
Amy Panzer .... craft service: Chef Robert Catering
R. Ben Parker .... set production assistant
Diane Pitblado .... dialect coach: Woody Harrelson
James Pride .... office production assistant
Eric Quijano .... assistant: Mr. Shareshian
Sooki Raphael .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Jonathan Reid .... dailies coordinator
Deborah Ricketts .... archival footage research and clearance
Zachary Ripps .... contact lens technician
Karen Roberts .... production accountant
Gabriela Saubert .... office production assistant
Josh Slates .... assistant location manager
Jessi Smart .... production secretary: New Mexico
Dominic Spinale .... additional office production assistant: New Mexico
Sam Spinale .... additional office production assistant: New Mexico
Rowan Stanland .... assistant location manager: New Mexico
Jeremy Tan .... location assistant
Lauren Taylor .... accounting clerk (as Lauren A. Taylor)
Michael Torres .... location assistant: New Mexico
Horacio Vasquez .... second chef: New Mexico, Reel Chefs Catering
Heidi Vogel .... account manager: Technicolor
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Steve Watson .... caterer: New Mexico, Reel Chefs Catering
Kimelia Weathers .... travel assistant
Gerard Averill .... location scout (uncredited)
Alex Lee Bonner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Bourland .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Burn .... location scout (uncredited)
Michael H. Curtis .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Czop .... stand-in: Sarah Paulson (uncredited)
Tana David .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Caprice Ericson .... location scout (uncredited)
Joshua Gollish .... digital supervisor (uncredited)
Alfred 'Fred' Gundry .... production assistant (uncredited)
Francis Hemsley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin W. Hill .... location scout (uncredited)
Vanessa King .... assistant to ms. moore (uncredited)
Kelly Lankton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gregory Leiker .... military advisor (uncredited)
Sarah Levenstein .... production assistant (uncredited)
Yoshie Lewis .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Shannon Lively .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Tony Moore .... photo double-Charlie Rose (uncredited)
Kathryn Olguin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Pennington .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Kate Ransome Wilcox .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sally Rusk .... on-set teacher (uncredited)
Trevor Schliefer .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Corey Schuler .... locations production assistant (uncredited)
Jay Shepley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Josh Slates .... location manager: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Sparkes .... production coordinator: behind the scenes (uncredited)
Alexander Vogan .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brenden Wedner .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Who lies in and around the White House?, 14 August 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Game Change does what I thought was almost impossible and that is to humanize politicians and make them recognizable enough to be even relatable to an audience. The only way this could've been done is if the writer and director behind the film made the story more accessible and detailed on an emotional level rather than a plot level, and this is exactly what the film does. It puts character in the foreground, rather than primaries, debates, and, finally, the election. It examines the people who participate in those events and doesn't try to take the route of humanizing the actual event while almost completely ignoring those involved with it.

Director Jay Roach and writer Danny Strong (the same two who made the HBO film Recount - still unseen by me - which dealt with the Gore and Bush election), Game Change deals with the Obama-McCain election of 2008, the most historic election in history. We all know what happened - Barack Obama was elected and became the first African American man ever to hold office - but I'm positive not many know the interworkings and the drama that unfolded. The film focuses on McCain's campaign, starting with their search for a competent vice president who can drum up support for the slumping support of women and also invigorate the press with the same kind of "movie star charisma" as Barack Obama seems to do during his speeches.

The McCain campaign settles on the Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, a fearless woman whose heart always seems to be in the right place and whose mindset is always devoted to bettering the lives of her children and husband. When appointed by Steve Schmidt, a wise Republican strategist, their ultimate goal for her is to fuel the slumping McCain polls with life and support. Her first speech, at the Republican National Convention, is where they feel that they've got the next revolutionary woman on their hands. Palin powerfully connects with the audience on a deep, intimate level, sharing stories of humanism and relatable qualities that get the crowd riled up. However, as she begins to be interviewed by news stations, that want her opinion on foreign issues, domestic problems, and serious events burdening America, Palin stutters with uncertainty.

And thus Game Change depicts how Palin was a great politician in terms of being able to connect with the people and not alienate them, but show that she was unqualified in regards to her lack of knowledge on world issues. Julianne Moore boldly plays Palin, who is seen as energetic and unmatched in her power in some scenes, and in others, shy, deeply frazzled, and questionably mentally unstable, Mark Wallace states. Moore's role is the toughest of the crowd because she must get the audience to sympathize with a woman who a good majority of the American public doesn't think so highly of. As someone who very skeptical of Palin's leadership abilities and knowledge of the current world, the film made me see a deeper, more presentable light to the woman, and I see it being this way for many other viewers of the film.

Ed Harris takes the role of McCain, who we see is largely uninvolved with trying to get Palin on-par with current world issues and making sure she's vice-presidential material. McCain is portrayed as a smart, vulgar, and often unsettled man, who continues fighting with the feelings of personal inferiority and restless attitudes. Finally, there is Steve Schmidt, portrayed by Woody Harrelson in a role almost built for him. Harrelson is known for his tough-guy-with-a-heart roles and uncompromising attitude in his films. Here, he portrays Schmidt, whose significance in the 2008 election I believe has gone unnoticed, with energy and passion, shown explicitly in scenes when he has had enough with Palin's ignorance or her lack of cooperation.

Besides the humanization of political candidates, which I stated before was inherently tough and rarely pulled off to great effect, the levels of tension and unsettling urgency during times of the debates and the election are shockingly potent. During these scenes, we usually cut between the live debate and the reaction of McCain's campaign crew, whose reactions I often replicated while watching the film. It's surprising to note that the tension I felt in Game Change was more evident than tension I experience in half the horror films released this or any other year.

Game Change is a strong picture for its humanization of political figures, its tense, unnerving depiction of events that are usually regarded as perfunctory and boring in American politics, and the fact that it features a trio of solid performances that work to make both these achievements evident. By the end of the film, I felt sympathy for Sarah Palin and emerged with more practical knowledge on the weight politicians need to bear during heated campaigns. When a film does things right, credit must be awarded; when a film does things that surprise you and strongly affect your thinking, it must be commended.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, and Woody Harrelson. Directed by: Jay Roach.

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