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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.
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Heather Beckel ...
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Paul Begala ...
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Bob Boorstin ...
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Michael Donnilon ...
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Jeff Eller ...
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Stanley Greenberg ...
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Harold Ickes ...
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Mickey Kantor ...
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Mary Matalin ...
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Mitchell Schwartz ...
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Dave Anderson ...
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Collier Andress ...
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Barry Bognato ...
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Saul Benjamin ...
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Eric Berman ...
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John Bickerstaff ...
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Regina Blakely ...
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Liz Bowyer ...
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Susan Brophy ...
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Himself
Mike Brown ...
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Jan S. Burton ...
Himself (as Jay S. Burton)
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Bill Cashen ...
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Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
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Betty Currie ...
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Jacqueline Davis ...
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Bob Duffy ...
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Joe Elcock ...
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John Emerson ...
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Patricia Enright ...
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Karen Ewing ...
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Liz Fine ...
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Gennifer Flowers ...
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Jeff Forbes ...
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Jodi Franklin ...
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Chris Gallagher Jr. ...
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Himself (as Albert Gore Jr.)
Melissa Green ...
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Paul Greenberg ...
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Blake Hendricks ...
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Ruth Hunter ...
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John Kroeger ...
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David Kusnet ...
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Bruce Lindsey ...
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Sylvia Matthews ...
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Nancy McFadden ...
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Mark Miller ...
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Dee Dee Myers ...
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Max Parker ...
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Dan Payne ...
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Ross Perot ...
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Meeghan Prunty ...
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Laura Quinn ...
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Vicki Radd ...
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Simon Rosenberg ...
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Lynne Russell ...
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Dan Sakura ...
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Eli Segal ...
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Ricki Seidman ...
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John Shakow ...
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Matt Smith ...
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Gene Sperling ...
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Bob Steel ...
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Kim Tilley ...
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Paul Tsongas ...
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Michael Waldman ...
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Michael Whouley ...
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Debbie Wilhite ...
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Jason D. Williams ...
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Betsy Wright ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deborah Sale
Mike Evans ...
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Joseph Kennedy ...
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Ann Richards ...
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Directed by

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Chris Hegedus
D.A. Pennebaker

Produced by

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R.J. Cutler ... producer
Wendy Ettinger ... executive producer / producer
Frazer Pennebaker ... executive producer / producer

Cinematography by

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Nick Doob
D.A. Pennebaker

Film Editing by

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Chris Hegedus
Erez Laufer
D.A. Pennebaker

Editorial Department

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Rebecca Baron ... assistant editor

Art Department

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Pam Power ... additional artwork
Darlene Ruess ... graphic artist: The Tape House

Sound Department

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Charles Arnot ... sound
David Dawkins ... sound
Chris Hegedus ... sound
Judy Karp ... sound
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Rafferty ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Merrill Aldighieri ... co-director: graphics & animation
Darlene Ruess ... animator: The Tape House
Joe Tripician ... co-director: graphics & animation

Other crew

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Rebecca Baron ... researcher
Rachel Chanoff ... production assistant
Jennifer Darrow ... production assistant
Stephanie Diozzi ... production assistant
Ann Forster ... media consultant: Franco-Berk & Associates
Wolfgang Held ... production assistant
Jeff Hill ... press representative: Clein & White
Kay Matschullat ... development consultant
Gordon McLeod ... media consultant: Grisanti-McLeod
Jojo Pennebaker ... production assistant (as John Paul Pennebaker)
Joe Richman ... production assistant
Karen Shatzkin ... legal services

Thanks

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Mike Medavoy ... special thanks
Susan Sarandon ... special thanks
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. ... special thanks (as Arthur Schlessinger)
Martin Scorsese ... very special thanks (as Martin Scorcese)
Hunter S. Thompson ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines They Changed The Way Campaigns Are Won. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Kommandozentrale (Germany)
  • Военная комната (Russia)
  • Főhadiszállás (Hungary)
  • Taistelukeskus (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Parodied in the series "Documentary Now" in an episode called, "The Bunker". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Flesh and Bone/RoboCop 3/Look Who's Talking Now/A Home of Our Own/The War Room (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Vote For The Rythm See more »
Quotes James Carville: There's a simple doctrine: outside of a person's love, the most sacred thing that they can give is their labor. And somehow or another along the way, we tend to forget that. Labor is a very precious thing that you have. Anytime that you can combine labor with love, you've made a good merger. I think that we're gonna win tomorrow, and I think the governor's going to fulfill his promise and change America. And I think many of you are going to go on and help him. I'm a political professional, that's what I do for a living, and I'm proud of it.
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James Carville: We change the way campaigns are run. It used to be, there was a hierarchy. If you were on one floor, get to another floor. Everybody was compartmentalized. You people showed that you can be trusted. Everybody in this room, everybody. People are gonna tell you you're lucky. You're not. Ben Hogan said 'Golf is a game of luck. The more practice, the luckier I get.' The harder you work, the luckier you are. I was thirty-three years old before I went to Washington or New York. Forty-two before I won my first campaign. And I'm happy for all y'all. You've been part of something special in my life... and I'll never forget what y'all have done. Thank you.
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