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Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

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A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

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Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Jonathan Demme
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Carter ... Self (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Self
Rosalynn Carter ... Self
Elizabeth Hayes Elizabeth Hayes ... Self
Terry Gross Terry Gross ... Self
Carolyn Cole Carolyn Cole ... Self - LA Times
Josh Getlin Josh Getlin ... Self - LA Times
Jane Ammeson Jane Ammeson ... Self - Chicago Tribune
David Rosenthal David Rosenthal ... Self - Simon and Schuster
Carolyn Reidy Carolyn Reidy ... Self - Simon and Schuster
Charlie Rose ... Self
Diane Rehm Diane Rehm ... Self
Wolf Blitzer ... Self
Laura Ertmer Laura Ertmer ... Self - intern
Remington Byer Remington Byer ... Self - intern
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Storyline

Late in 2006, President Jimmy Carter tours the U.S. promoting his provocative "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Demme's camera follows Carter from city to city, home to Plains (population 635), visiting a Habitat for Humanity site in New Orleans, and talking on radio and TV with Teri Gross, Charlie Rose, Diane Rehm, Jay Leno, Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, Tavis Smiley, and Al Jazeera and Israeli pundits, discussing Palestine's plight and the policies of Israel. Critics speak as well. Between events, Carter talks about Camp David, recent travels, being married, speaking Spanish, and wisdom he learned from Rachel Clark, his nanny. A montage of speeches, awards, and travels ends the film. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief disturbing images
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The film's closing epilogue reads: "Jimmy and Rosalynn still live in Plains. Population 635." See more »

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A boring attempt about a boring ex-president.
27 March 2008 | by TheEmulator23See all my reviews

Forget the subject matter, this movie is boring as hell. You want to see some good documentary's? Try watching the excellent "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara" or another great film called "Why We Fight!" I realize he is an ex-president, but if this (the Documentary) was around any other person it would be considered trash and would have never seen the light of day. What's worse is that it is directed by the extremely talented Oscar winning ("Silence of the Lambs") director Johnathan Demme. Anyway don't watch this especially if you really don't like ho-hum documentaries. It almost seems like everything he says just doesn't matter. It's like people put up with him because he is an ex-president and he at least deserves the respect from the office he once held. However it's like people are saying oh "let him talk, he won't be around much longer." It reminds me of how people stare at the homeless man on the corner then forget about it as soon as you go by. I don't know anything about what he did or didn't do as president, but from a plain (no pun intended) movie/documentary standpoint this was one of the worst I've seen. Don't bother watching this unless you are a die hard Jimmy Carter fan or like to watch every single documentary ever made. Skip this and watch the other two I recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Man from Plains See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,413, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$108,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,263
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Color | Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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