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The Real American: Joe McCarthy (2011)

The Real American - Joe McCarthy (original title)
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An unflinching look at the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in US history.

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Lutz Hachmeister
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Sessions ... Joe McCarthy
Justine Waddell ... Jean Kerr
Trystan Gravelle ... Roy Cohn
James Garnon James Garnon ... Richard Nixon
Philip Bulcock ... Alvin Spivak
Al Gregg ... Reporter 1
Robert Lyons Robert Lyons ... Reporter 2
Tim Ahern ... Allen Welsh Dulles
Ryan McCluskey Ryan McCluskey ... William Bundy
Toby Longworth Toby Longworth ... Walter Pforzheimer
Mark Plonsky Mark Plonsky ... James Jesus Angleton
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Drew Pearson
Shaun Lawton Shaun Lawton ... John G. Adams
Esther Zimmering Esther Zimmering ... Mary Driscoll
Liam Mockridge Liam Mockridge ... Young Joe McCarthy
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An unflinching look at the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in US history.

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Have you no sense of decency, sir?


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy See more »

Filming Locations:

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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| (TV) (2014)
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Revealing and fascinating.
30 June 2012 | by hasnoformSee all my reviews

An exceptionally engaging drama-documentary on all counts. Many people will have heard of Joe McCarthy most probably by the term 'McCarthy Witch- hunts' but will not know anything much about him. It was revealing in many fundamental ways (which I obviously won't mention here) and a fascinating insight into politics and the way human beings can manipulate each other and the media. Excellent production values throughout and extremely good performances from the whole cast. John sessions is excellent in the leading role proving himself a dramatic actor of real quality. His American accent is superb as well especially considering that he's actually (so i understand), Scottish. Philip Bulcock appears in a small to medium sized role and gives an excellent performance as does Peter Brooke and Ryan McClusky. These actors have worked together on a number of drama- documentary films previously.


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