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A decade since his last campaign, 89-year-old former senator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel comes out of retirement when a group of teenagers convinces him to run for president one last time.

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Status Updated: 09 Mar 2021

Cast

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Mike Gravel ...
Self
Henry Williams ...
Self
David Oks ...
Self
Elijah Emery ...
Self
Henry Magowan ...
Self
Whitney Stewart Gravel ...
Self
Dave Weigel ...
Self
Jamie Keiles ...
Self
Tulsi Gabbard ...
Self - Former Hawaii Congresswoman
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Self
Marianne Williamson ...
Self
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Self
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Self
Anne Williams ...
Self
Katherine Williams ...
Self
Bettina Weil ...
Self
Miranda Luiz ...
Self
Keane Bhatt ...
Self
Jon Suhr ...
Self
Alex Chang ...
Self
Benjamin Church ...
Self
Niko House ...
Self

Directed by

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Skye Wallin

Produced by

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Dennis Aig ... co-executive producer
John Baker ... executive producer
Jeff Hammer ... producer
Martin C. Jones ... co-executive producer
Skye Wallin ... producer

Cinematography by

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Mike Revolvalcke
Bryan Sarkinen

Film Editing by

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Colin M. Day
Sandra Guardado
Karen Skloss

Editorial Department

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Victoria Bruce ... archivist
Alex Cerda ... assistant editor
Marshall Copous ... colorist
Evander Lang ... assistant editor
Kayla Mason ... assistant editor

Art Department

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Connor Simpson ... graphic designer
Jon Suhr ... graphic designer

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Mike Bobino ... additional sound mixer
Susan Fitz-Simon ... sound editor
Miles Foster-Greenwood ... sound editor
Tom Hammond ... supervising sound editor
Justin Hennard ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Zsolt Magyar ... sound mixer
Gabe Martinez ... additional sound mixer
Madeleine Dunaway Stevens ... sound editor

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Aton Sanz-Katz ... visual effects
Ben Weinberg ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Colin M. Day ... additional cinematography
Jacob Daniel Elliott ... additional cinematography
Rob Featherstone ... additional cinematography
Elliott Harris ... additional cinematography
Yousuke Kiname ... additional cinematography
Christopher Lane ... additional cinematography
Peter Lyngso ... additional cinematography
Kayla Mason ... additional cinematography
Skye Wallin ... additional cinematography

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Reid Hildebrand ... animation

Additional Crew

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Ben Armentrout ... logger
Dale Nelson ... clearance counsel
Megan Smallen ... clearance counsel

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A decade since his last campaign, 89-year-old former senator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel comes out of retirement when a group of teenagers convinces him to run for president one last time. Through the senator's official Twitter account, the "Gravel teens" embark on an unlikely adventure to qualify him for the Democratic debates in order to advance an anti-war, anti-corruption, and direct democracy agenda in the 2020 presidential race. Working together, the young activists and the experienced politician confuse and amaze the generations between them.

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  • 96 min
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