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Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)

Unrated | | Documentary | 30 September 2011 (USA)
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Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Broomfield Nick Broomfield ... Himself - Host
Sarah Palin ... Herself - Politician
Barbara Adams Barbara Adams ... Herself - Wasilla Tour Guide (as Barbara)
Chuck Heath Chuck Heath ... Himself - Sarah's Father
Sally Heath Sally Heath ... Herself - Sarah's Mother
Anne Kilkenny Anne Kilkenny ... Herself - Supporter
John Bitney John Bitney ... Himself - Sarah's Legislative Director
Colleen Cottle Colleen Cottle ... Herself - Deputy Mayor
Laura Chase Laura Chase ... Herself - Sarah's Campaign Manager
J.C. McCavit J.C. McCavit ... Himself - High School Friend
Jesse Gryphen Jesse Gryphen ... Himself - Alaskan Blogger
Tank Jones ... Himself - Levi Johnston's Agent (voice)
Mercede Johnston Mercede Johnston ... Herself - Levi's Sister
Yvonne Bashelier Yvonne Bashelier ... Herself - High School Friend
Phil Munger Phil Munger ... Himself - Composer


Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics.

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Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,911, 2 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,524, 9 October 2011
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Nick Broomfield raised $31,120 on micro-budget fund-raising site 'Kickstarter' to help distribute the film, before receiving additional financing from private investors. See more »


[at an "An Evening with Sarah Palin" event]
Nick Broomfield: [calling out from the audience] Do you think your political career is over?
[a pause as Sarah Palin takes a sip from her water bottle]
Sarah Palin: [points around at the audience] Ask these people.
[the audience cheers and applauds]
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Referenced in Conan: And the Wind Cried 'Harriet.' (2011) See more »

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Great Documentary (unauthorized)
24 September 2015 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

In this movie Nick Broomfield tells an interesting story. Actually I was at the showing at TIFF where he had to dodge banana peels to get into the theatre. It was interesting as he travelled around Alaska her friends and family wanted to talk with him, seeking fame and fortune, or so it appears. At one point we see what happens when Sarah's people figure out what is going on. He made a number of attempts to let her tell her side of the story, but judging by the way she has been portrayed by the media it is easy to assume she would not make an appearance. Even after saying that she will be talking to him.

It is an very different perspective from our goof friend Michael Moore in that Nick is less confrontational in his approach. It is also very scary to imagine that so many people supported her at one point and to some degree still do. How disillusioned are they with politics and the democratic process that they have decided to pit their faith and hope in her hands. This that are presented in this movie are very disturbing and make me wonder if she could have ever got away with half the things she did in places like California, New York or Massachusetts.

See for yourself after yourself, but I can assure you. After seeing Sarah Palin: You Betcha. You wont be the same.

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