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Tanner '88 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Mini-Series (1988– )
A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. Representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Murphy ...  Jack Tanner 11 episodes, 1988
Pamela Reed ...  T.J. Cavanaugh 11 episodes, 1988
Daniel Jenkins ...  Stringer Kincaid 11 episodes, 1988
Matt Malloy ...  Deke Connors 11 episodes, 1988
Ilana Levine ...  Andrea Spinelli 11 episodes, 1988
Cynthia Nixon ...  Alex Tanner 10 episodes, 1988
Jim Fyfe ...  Emile Berkoff 10 episodes, 1988
Veronica Cartwright ...  Molly Hark 10 episodes, 1988
Frank Barhydt Frank Barhydt ...  Frank Gatling 9 episodes, 1988
Sandra Bowie Sandra Bowie ...  Stevie Chevalier 8 episodes, 1988
Wendy Crewson ...  Joanna Buckley 8 episodes, 1988
Kevin J. O'Connor ...  Hayes Taggerty 7 episodes, 1988
Richard Cox ...  David Seidelman 7 episodes, 1988
Greg Procaccino Greg Procaccino ...  Barney Kittman 7 episodes, 1988
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A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. Representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

Criterion Collection

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanner '88 See more »

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Production Co:

Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(11 parts) | (10 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Garry Trudeau came up with the idea to cast Michael Murphy to play Jack Tanner. See more »

Quotes

Jack Tanner: You know, T.J., just before you called me last spring, Lexy and I went down to the Democratic Leadership Conference in South Carolina. The last night, we were sitting aroud with Kirk O'Donnell, and Hart, and Biden, a couple of the other candidates, who were shooting the breeze about how much the party had changed since the Sixties. And suddenly, out of the blue, Lexy turned to Hart and she asked him who his favorite Beatle was. Now, at first, Hart laughed, and then he stumbled around trying to ...
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Alternate Versions

As a prelude to the first screening of the sequel _"Tanner on Tanner" (2004) (mini)_, the original mini-series was shown again on the Sundance Channel (in the US) and BBC 4 (in the UK). The re-release was subtitled "Once More in '04", and each episode was preceded by a newly filmed introduction, in which one of the main characters talks to camera about their memories of the '88 campaign, 16 years on. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tanner on Tanner (2004) See more »

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"The Player" for politics
4 November 1999 | by NeelyOSee all my reviews

Robert Altman and Garry "Doonesbury" Trudeau teamed up to create this unforgettable look at American politics -- an ongoing series about Tanner, a fictional candidate for president, filmed against the backdrop of the real race (primaries, conventions, etc.) with real politicians playing themselves and interacting with the characters.

This one is as brilliant, funny and thought-provoking as the best of the writer and director's solo projects. All the performances are terrific -- Pamela Reed, in particular, shows why she's one of the most interesting American actresses working today.


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