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The War Room (1993)

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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Carville ... Himself
George Stephanopoulos ... Himself
Heather Beckel Heather Beckel ... Herself
Paul Begala Paul Begala ... Himself
Bob Boorstin Bob Boorstin ... Himself
Michael Donnilon Michael Donnilon ... Himself
Jeff Eller Jeff Eller ... Himself
Stanley Greenberg Stanley Greenberg ... Himself
Mandy Grunwald ... Herself
Harold Ickes Harold Ickes ... Himself
Mickey Kantor Mickey Kantor ... Himself
Mary Matalin Mary Matalin ... Herself
Mitchell Schwartz Mitchell Schwartz ... Himself
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Himself
Collier Andress Collier Andress ... Himself
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Storyline

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the Clinton for President campaign, focusing on the adventures of spin doctors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. Bill Clinton himself is almost never seen. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@hanover-crrel.army.mil>

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They Changed The Way Campaigns Are Won.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language
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Official Sites:

The Criterion Collection

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Kommandozentrale See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$901,668
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

From 1:08:19 to 1:08:29, you can see a man in a gray suit pickpocket a camera operator on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

George Stephanopoulos: [in a phone conversation with the director of the Illinois Perot Office] Read it to me. Well what is names and addresses? I could send you a fax of names, addresses, and phone numbers of who you had an affair with, it wouldn't make it true. Yeah, I just... believe me. Believe me that it's been looked at by every major national news organization. Everything. And it is completely bullshit. If you went on the radio and said that Bill Clinton is the father of an illegitimate black child, you would ...
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Soundtracks

Vote For The Rythm
Written by Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger, Al Siegel
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb Band
Published by Famous Music Corp.
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Impressive
7 January 2005 | by jasondavisSee all my reviews

I have to admit, I came into watching this film with somewhat low expectations, as the last political documentary I watched was "The Hunting of the President" which I found to be ultimately a weak film, with little to no focus on politics whatsoever. As somewhat of a political junkie, I was impressed by this film's portrayal of what seems to be a rather honest look into the workings of a presidential campaign. However, I think the film misses a few point where it could focus on the actual strategies being made, but it chooses more to focus on the people making the strategies. It gives an interesting look into the "reality" of the campaign, but leaves the overall strategies left mostly unexplained. Still a good film though, enjoyed it a lot. Oh, and by the way, the previous reviewed was right on the mark saying that if you liked this you should read "The Agenda" by Bob Woodward. Same sort of style.


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