A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

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Jon Stewart

Writer:

Jon Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gary Zimmer
Rose Byrne ... Faith Brewster
Chris Cooper ... Jack Hastings
Brent Sexton ... Mayor Braun
Will Sasso ... Big Mike
C.J. Wilson ... Dave Vanelton
Kevin Maier Kevin Maier ... Councilman Jacobson
Tom Key ... Councilman Pietkowski
Charles Green ... Father Heuvel
Alan Aisenberg ... Evan
Topher Grace ... Kurt
Matt Lewis ... Pearl
Vince Pisani ... Kaplan
Kurt Yue ... DNC Staffer
Denise Moyé Denise Moyé ... DNC Staffer
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A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

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Send In The Clowns This Spring

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Partially inspired by the 2017 special election for Georgia's 6th congressional district, where the Democratic and Republican parties and groups supporting them spent more than $55 million combined - the most expensive House Congressional election in U.S. history. See more »

Goofs

All elections for mayor in Wisconsin are non-partisan. See more »

Quotes

Diana Hastings: This system, the way we elect people, it's terrifying. And exhausting. And I think it's driving us all insane.
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Crazy Credits

There are many extra scenes after the closing credits start to roll. When it's about to end, Trevor Potter, former FEC chairman gives a brief, funny interview. See more »

Connections

References Network (1976) See more »

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Say It to My Face
Written by Johannes Klahr, Sir Nolan (as Nolan Lambroza), Maty Noyes (as Madeline Noyes)
Performed by Maty Noyes
Courtesy of Lava Music & Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The end justifies the movie
27 June 2020 | by girl4filmSee all my reviews

A very slow burn with a story you feel you've seen 100 times before, but when it finally gets where it's going it has a refreshing twist and decent commentary on elections.

Good idea but I wish you didn't have to wait an hour for the movie to pick up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irresistible See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$371,962
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1.66 : 1
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