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Citizen Sam (2006)

Follows quadriplegic mayoralty candidate Sam Sullivan through his surprise victory in Vancouver's 2005 elections.

Director:

Joe Moulins

Writer:

Joe Moulins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rick Cluff Rick Cluff ... Self
Connie Fogel-Rankin Connie Fogel-Rankin ... Self
Bill Goode Jr. Bill Goode Jr. ... Self (as Bill Good Jr.)
Jim Green Jim Green ... Self
Heather Harrison Heather Harrison ... Self
Wayne Hartrick Wayne Hartrick ... Self
Don Larsen Don Larsen ... Self
Ann Livingston Ann Livingston ... Self
Colin Metcalfe Colin Metcalfe ... Self
Abraham Rogatnick Abraham Rogatnick ... Self
Sam Sullivan Sam Sullivan ... Self
Bruce Young Bruce Young ... Self
Lynn Zanatta Lynn Zanatta ... Self
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The movie tells the story of Sam Sullivan, a current Vancouver City Councillor and mayoral candidate in the run-up to the 2005 Vancouver civic election. Sullivan, representing the right wing Non-Partisan Association (NPA), is a quadriplegic since the age of nineteen (he broke his neck in a skiing accident) and the movie details some of his personal life, living and working with this physical disability. He has a folksy political style which is supported within the public mindset by him being in a wheelchair. However this style masks a bulldog and somewhat vain attitude as witnessed in candid one-on-ones between Sullivan and the camera. The movie also shows the rocky relationship he has with his main mayoral candidate rival, Jim Green - representing the left wing Vision Vancouver party - who is also a current Vancouver City Councillor. The movie concludes with Sullivan's election win and his global exposure four months following the election as he is presented with the Olympic flag at ... Written by Huggo

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Plot Keywords:

disability | politics | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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IT'S NOW OR NEVER
Written by Aaron Schröder (as Schroeder), Wally Gold (as Gold), Eduardo Di Capua (as DiCaprio), Alfredo Mazzucchi (as Mazzucchi) and Giovanni Capurro (as Cappurro)
Copyright © 1960 U.S.A. by Gladys Music (ASCAP)/Rachel's Own Music (ASCAP)
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

29 November 2006 (Canada) See more »

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(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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