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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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Cast

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

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,264, 7 November 1993

Gross USA:

$901,668

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$901,668
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Parodied in the series "Documentary Now" in an episode called, "The Bunker". See more »

Quotes

James Carville: Every time that somebody comes along, that's got some ideas, a Democrat comes along, a Republican come up here and they ambush him. Remember Muskie? Okay? That is standard procedure. And here comes Clinton, he comes to New Hampshire, people are hurting, they want hope, they want somebody with vision, he gives it to 'em. So what do Republicans do? They get together with, "Well just, just knock it off." If they succeed THIS time, it's gonna be EVERY time. You are never gonna get a presidential ...
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An Interesting Look into one of the last True Campaigns
11 May 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

The opening of the War Room is unique. We see Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas at the time, looking back into the camera, at the audience, with a baseball cap on his head, and a t-shirt covering his body. About to sit down to have his cereal for breakfast, Clinton is talking casual on the phone to a friend. Like the opening conversation, the War Room is as unique and clever as any political documentary before or after. Most of the world did not known who James Carville was until 1992 / 1993. Most know him as a fast talking, cocky, and brilliant political player. Here, we see a deeper human being with more than just an objective, but a message to America. Behind his tears, we see the truth behind the Clinton Campaign in 1991. Whether you are a fan of politics or don't have the stomach to digest politics, you will enjoy the War Room.


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