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One Bright Shining Moment (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 September 2005 (USA)
ONE BRIGHT SHINING MOMENT retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. But... See full summary »

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Stephen Vittoria

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Credited cast:
James Abourezk James Abourezk ... Himself
Warren Beatty ... Himself
Chip Berlet Chip Berlet ... Himself
Jim Bouton Jim Bouton ... Himself
Malcolm Boyd Malcolm Boyd ... Himself (as Reverend Malcolm Boyd)
Andrea Fields Andrea Fields ... Voiceover Narration
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman ... Narrator
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Gary Hart ... Himself
Thomas J. Knock Thomas J. Knock ... Himself
Harvey Kornberg Harvey Kornberg ... Himself
Ron Kovic ... Himself
Frank Mankiewicz Frank Mankiewicz ... Himself
George McGovern ... Himself
Rick Stearns Rick Stearns ... Himself
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ONE BRIGHT SHINING MOMENT retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. But what is remembered today as being the ultimate political defeat of the American Century may also have been its high watermark. The film poses this central question: what does the crushing electoral defeat of a man so well respected for his decency and intellect say about the electoral process, the American government, and more importantly, what does it say about the forces at work on the American people- then and now? Featuring interviews with the candidate himself, supporters and activists like Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty, Howard Zinn, and music from Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Donovan, and Elvis Costello. Written by Anonymous

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For once in American politics, sunshine and light beat shadows and fog.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

First Run Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,876, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,504, 4 December 2005
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Street Legal Cinema See more »
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Color
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Somehow this disappoints
15 July 2006 | by baron-9See all my reviews

I participated in Vietnam Summer (1967), campaigned for Gene McCarthy, and was an ardent supporter of McGovern's presidential bid even after the Eagleton fiasco. I hoped that this movie would bring back the excitement and conflict of that era. Instead, it exaggerates McGovern's virtues and everyone else's faults. The narrator makes derogatory comments about everyone else, even those who arguably are not so different from McGovern (smart, well intentioned, often effective, and human). Most of the movie is interviews with participants, including McGovern himself, who still has all the traits that made him attractive 35 years ago, including honesty about his mistakes. But many of those interviewed had peripheral roles at best and have little to say that is insightful or interesting. The big exception is Dick Gregory, who is full of clever analogies and insights.


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