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Last Party 2000 (2001)

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Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends ... See full summary »

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Rebecca Chaiklin, Donovan Leitch Jr. (as Donovan Leitch)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself - Narrator
Ben Harper ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Harold Ford Jr. Harold Ford Jr. ... Himself (as Rep. Harold Ford Jr.)
Tim Robbins ... Himself
John Sellers John Sellers ... Himself
Susan Sarandon ... Herself
Christopher Shays Christopher Shays ... Himself (as Rep. Christopher Shays)
Bill Maher ... Himself
Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself
Melissa Etheridge ... Herself
Courtney Love ... Herself
Antonia Novello Antonia Novello ... Herself (as Dr. Antonia Novella)
Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani)
The Interpreters The Interpreters ... Themselves
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Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends more time outside, in the street protests and police actions than in the orchestrated conventions. Hoffman shows an obvious distaste for money politics and the conservative right. He looks seedier and more disillusioned the campaign progresses. Eventually Hoffman seems most energized by the Ralph Nader campaign as an alternative to the nearly indistinguishable major parties. The high point of the film are the comments by Barney Frank who says that marches and demonstrations are largely a waste of time, and that the really effective political players such as the NRA and the AARP never bother with walk ins, sit-ins, shoot-ins or shuffles. In the interview with Jesse Jackson, Hoffman is too flustered to ask all of his questions. Written by Maple-2

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An Uncensored Journey into Democracy in America. See more »

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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Party's Over See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Goofs

When Representative Barney Frank is first introduced on screen, he was mistakenly identified as a Republican. In fact, he is a Democrat. See more »

Quotes

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Should we say this isn't working?
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Crazy Credits

In loving memory of Esther Goldman Buchthal who dedicated her life to making positive social change. See more »

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Features The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Times They Are A'Changin'
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Eddie Vedder
(live at the Green Party Rally 2000, New York City)
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Depressing, if essential viewing
7 November 2003 | by jrosenfeSee all my reviews

Political neophyte and open-eyed observer Hoffman leads us on a trail through the Presidential campaign and election of 2000. The film is a depressing illumination of the selfishness pervasive in America (as a synonym for Libertarianism in the Conservative movement), of the events leading up to the election of George W. Bush, and the stifling of public debate and protest along the way, and of the crookedness of the election results, which put into power the most self-interested administration and one less committed to genuine altruistic compassion than any other, elected by deceit and money, and the impotence of a voting public, that in large measure sees itself disenfranchised by corporate and party domination.


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