Backfire: How to Destroy a Presidential Candidate (2016)

An examination of the 1988 Presidential Election Campaign: George H.W. Bush vs. Michael Dukakis. What was the defining moment of the campaign? Are there defining moments in political campaigns?

Director:

Jason Reid

Writers:

Adam Brown (story by), Darren Lund (story by) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Matthew Bennett Matthew Bennett ... Himself
Sam Donaldson ... Himself
Michael Dukakis ... Himself
Mary Matalin Mary Matalin ... Herself
Sig Rogich Sig Rogich ... Himself
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Examining the 1988 Presidential Election Campaign: George Bush vs. Michael Dukakis. What was the defining moment of the campaign? Are there defining moments in political campaigns? The documentary examines key moments along the campaign trail, from early attack ads to the conventions to the Willie Horton commercial and the infamous Dukakis tank photo op, putting these events in historical context with FiveThirtyEight's trademark data analytics. Written by Adam Brown

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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