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Swing State (2017)

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A bohemian Seattle DJ uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative radio personality becoming an overnight sensation.

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Jonathan Sheldon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Beh ... Ethan Smith
Arthur L. Bernstein ... Daryl Hoats
Adam Falkoff ... James Johnson
Sean Astin ... Bob Bernard
Harriet Divine ... McKenzie Hoats
Ted Levine ... Rouge Holmes
Shane Black ... Luke
Taryn Manning ... Adrienne Lockhart
Helene Wren ... Lauren Hoats
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenica Bergere ... Sheila Browning
Bo Brinkman ... Sergeant Bo Regards
Lee Broda ... Cindy
Ivory Broome ... Hospital Security
Jake Busey ... Woody Woodrow
Heath Calvert Heath Calvert ... Dr. Jefferson Spitz
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A bohemian Seattle DJ uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative radio personality becoming an overnight sensation.

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing State See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Received the first film award from Politicon for "Most Anticipated Political Film" (2016). See more »

Quotes

Ethan Smith: They'll spit and spat and tell their tale,
Ethan Smith: Call daddy "chimp" and mommy "whale."
Ethan Smith: They'll chirp and chime and make their claim, .
Ethan Smith: That mold is man of whence we came.
Ethan Smith: But evolutionists be damned!
Ethan Smith: We're more than beasts, by God, we're man!
Ethan Smith: And Darwin is a proven fool,
Ethan Smith: His theory merely cock-and-bull!
Ethan Smith: So, free your body, free your mind,
Ethan Smith: Embrace intelligent design!
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Performed by Aleks de Carvalho and Vagif Kasumov
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Top fifty worst
12 December 2016 | by slaw-89071See all my reviews

I rented this movie after seeing an interview with the writer/director Jonathan Sheldon. There were two red flags during the interview and I should have heeded the warnings. The first is that Sheldon is painfully inarticulate. He repeatedly referred to things as "Molotov Cocktail-like". I did not hold this against him until I saw the movie and realized that inarticulate did in fact translate to an unintelligent and terribly crafted script. Secondly, in the interview, Sheldon had the audacity to compare his film to Tootsie. I'm an old guy, so I got the reference, but for the younger crowd, Tootsie is probably considered one of the top fifty comedies of all time. For Sheldon to compare his ridiculous, poorly acted, poorly directed film to one of the best movies of all time is insulting to cinephiles, writers, directors, actors and those who are intelligent. Swing State might make a top fifty list, but it is more likely the top fifty worst political comedies of all time. I urge you not to spend money renting this movie. It is insulting in every regard.


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