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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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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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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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This is the 2nd movie Taryn Manning has worked with Producers Arthur L. Bernstein & Adam Falkoff See more »

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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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Bad movie
15 November 2016 | by afish-49924See all my reviews

Alex Beh and Taryn Manning really went astray with this one. Alex Beh completely overplayed this role, making him seem like an ignoramus, which is what the director intended, I assume. The directing and writing of this film are seriously deficient. It's quite alarming that this could be deemed a political film when it's not smart enough to be placed in that genre. Aside from the really overdone acting, the writing of the movie is just bad. There's no other way to say it. I read this is the filmmakers first feature length film as a writer and director and I think this should be his last. I rented this movie on VOD and was really blown away by how this film wreaked of the entitled younger generations of this country. I think everyone involved should take a few political science courses, read a few more books and never make a movie again.


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