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Grassroots (2012)

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After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

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Stephen Gyllenhaal

Writers:

Phil Campbell (book), Stephen Gyllenhaal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Phil Campbell
Joel David Moore ... Grant Cogswell
Lauren Ambrose ... Emily Bowen
Cobie Smulders ... Clair
Tom Arnold ... Tommy
Todd Stashwick ... Nick Ricochet
D.C. Pierson ... Wayne
Emily Bergl ... Theresa Glendon
Christopher McDonald ... Jim Tripp
Cedric the Entertainer ... Richard McIver
Michael Nardelli ... Willis
Noah Harpster ... Marvin
Sean Nelson ... Musician
Joe Mandragona Joe Mandragona ... Kevin
Connie Thompson Connie Thompson ... Connie Thompson
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After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Democracy with a smile

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Candidatos à Encrenca See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,497, 24 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,497, 24 June 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Votiv Films,MRB Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In promotional YouTube videos you can see cameo appearances by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, his spokesperson Aaron Pickus and Cary Moon, director of the People's Waterfront Coalition. Grant Cogswell wrote a feature-length story in the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger about how McGinn, Pickus, Moon and many others were carrying his vision of a more equitable and sustainable transportation system. They are featured in a monorail scene and are sitting in the background, chatting with other passengers. See more »

Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Things You Do
Written by Jesse C. Holt
Performed by The Bondage Boys featuring Layne Staley
Courtesy of Remixlab Music Publishing ASCAP
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Best Political Movie Ever!!
25 June 2012 | by audiacastSee all my reviews

I went to this movie thinking that it was going to see a serious political statement movie, but instead it was a really funny political comedy. I laugh my butt off. Jason Biggs and David Joel Moore are really really funny together. Im voting to see more movies with those two characters. Plus its a very interesting topic!! The casting all around was excellent. Cedric just rocked the house!! This movie was shot in Seattle, and they were able to capture the beauty and the root of what this town is all about. Go see it, its heart warming, funny and nevertheless provides an important message. The meaning of what Grassroots is all about, is delivered in this movie.


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