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Running with Beto (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 28 May 2019 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes documentary following Beto O'Rourke's breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate.


David Modigliani
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Credited cast:
Beto O'Rourke ... Self - Candidate
Amy O'Rourke Amy O'Rourke ... Self
Cynthia Cano Cynthia Cano ... Self
Jody Casey Jody Casey ... Self
Chris Evans Chris Evans ... Self
David Wysong David Wysong ... Self
Shannon Gay Shannon Gay ... Self
Marcel McClinton Marcel McClinton ... Self
Amanda Salas Amanda Salas ... Self (as Amanda Elise Salas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Cruz ... Self
Rhonda Hart Rhonda Hart ... Self
'Little' Joe Hernandez 'Little' Joe Hernandez ... Self (as 'Little Joe' Hernandez)
Zack Malitz Zack Malitz ... Self
Esther Martinez Esther Martinez ... Self
Charlotte O'Rourke Charlotte O'Rourke ... Self


The year-long campaign of Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke for the 2018 Texas senate seat is presented. He almost achieved what was arguably seen as the improbable to impossible by coming close to upsetting the incumbent, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, in what is one of the bluest states state-wide in the nation. That uphill climb included being little known at the beginning of the campaign outside his El Paso district - he planning on visiting all two hundred fifty-four counties in the state in making himself better known - and not accepting any political action committee (PAC) moneys, which most politicians do, in funding his campaign. Specific issues are highlighted as they become more integral in the minds of the public and thus politicians, including President Donald Trump's push to build a border wall and his associated classification that all illegal Mexican immigrants are criminals, and the number of mass shootings in the country - especially the one at Santa Fe High School ... Written by Huggo

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18 May 2019 | by Sally29See all my reviews

I was able to catch an early screening of the film a couple weeks In advance of its HBO premier, I live in Texas but wasn't too aware of Beto until the last few months of the. Campaign. I kept seeinghearing the buzz-stickers on kids' computers at Starbucks, Beto signs-even in suburbia, a mention in the paper here, a negative comment from my ultra conservative neighbor on Facebook, people talking around the proverbial water cooler at work, and so on. I caught him at a Beers with Beto, and I was hooked. Never have I seen such a smart, genuine, humble "politician." It didn't take long for me to sign up and host my own call and canvassing parties. Hope in TEXAS! Never have I been around so many positive people (supporters), Such a contrast from the politics of fear. Why bother to mention this? Because this documentary captures the spirit and enthusiasm of the Texas senate race. Want a slice of "politics" (the kind where the people are actually a part) and hope in what WILL be a model of/for America? Watch this. A word about the negative reviews and ranking..,,, they are no doubt from people who haven't seen the doc, people who support other candidates or agendas. See it for yourself.

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