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PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes (2014)

Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jack Abramoff ... Himself
Ralph Anspach Ralph Anspach ... Himself
Marge Baker Marge Baker ... Herself
Subodh Chandra Subodh Chandra ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Bob Edgar Bob Edgar ... Himself
John Ennis ... (voice)
Lee Fang Lee Fang ... Himself
Kathay Feng Kathay Feng ... Herself
Brad Friedman Brad Friedman ... Himself
Paul Hackett Paul Hackett ... Himself
Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann ... Himself
Van Jones ... Himself
Jason Leopold Jason Leopold ... Himself
Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig ... Himself
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Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have a voice? Through first-time candidates in Ohio, following the money in our elections, and uncovering the secret history of Monopoly, Ennis finds solutions along his surprising journey. Written by Anonymous

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5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,233, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,405, 28 September 2014
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16:9 HD
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Excellent!!!!
28 October 2014 | by sophiekokorisSee all my reviews

After watching Pay 2 Play, one of my greatest take-aways comes from the metaphor director John Ennis used to explain our corrupt political system - Monopoly. Although Monopoly was supposedly designed and sold to Parker Brothers by one man (who became incredibly wealthy for his efforts), the real story of the game is much different. It was popular for a long time among Quakers as a teaching game, designed to impart lessons about the dangers of real estate bubbles and - you guessed it - monopolies. The Landlord's Game, as it was originally called, was much like games of cards, chess, and checkers - publicly owned, not for private profit. Our favorite childhood game is, in fact, another corporate deception - a perfect method for explaining the rampant corruption in our nation's capitol.


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