The West Wing (1999–2006)
7.8/10
360
1 user 1 critic

The Wake Up Call 

A rapidly-escalating international crisis involving Iran and the UK requires C.J. to wake the President, triggering a confrontation with Abbey about allowing him enough rest to properly ... See full summary »

Director:

Laura Innes

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Lauren Schmidt (staff writer) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey (credit only)
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman (credit only)
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos (credit only)
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott
Christopher Lloyd ... Professor Lawrence Lessig
Roger Rees ... Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury
Steve Ryan ... Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson
Edit

Storyline

A rapidly-escalating international crisis involving Iran and the UK requires C.J. to wake the President, triggering a confrontation with Abbey about allowing him enough rest to properly manage his MS. British Ambassador Lord John Marbury is summoned, and proceeds to wander the halls looking for "Gerald" while threatening to bomb Iran. Toby and Professor Lawrence Lessig meet with a delegation from Belarus to discuss a new constitution, and disagree on whether to base it on a parliamentary or presidential system. The latest Miss World makes a traditional visit to the White House to discuss a cause. Written by Murray Chapman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lawrence Lessig is a real-life constitutional scholar who was involved in drafting an early version of the Georgian constitution. Episode writer Josh Singer took Lessig's Constitutional Law course at Harvard, and remembered an anecdote told during class. Lessig approved the script, which he felt captured 90% of what was important about "constitutionalism": building a society that respects the rule of law. See more »

Goofs

Lawrence Lessig says British Prime Ministers are weak because they are "subject to shifting coalitions". However, the UK's electoral system ensures that one party normally gets a majority in the House of Commons, meaning coalitions are very rare. See more »

Quotes

C.J. Cregg: You're taking her to the opera?
Jed Bartlet: Verdi's Otello. Romantic, huh?
C.J. Cregg: Isn't that one where the guy kills his wife?
Jed Bartlet: It's in Italian. I'm hoping she won't notice.
See more »

Connections

References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed