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Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | | Documentary | 1 May 2019 (USA)
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A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

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Rachel Lears
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ... Herself - U.S. House Candidate District New York
Cori Bush ... Herself - Running for Congress in Missouri's First District
Joe Crowley ... Himself - Congressman
Paula Jean Swearengin ... Herself - Running for Senate in West Virginia
Amy Vilela ... Herself - Running for Congress in Nevada's Fourth District
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isra Allison ... Herself - Brand New Congress
Zoltan Boka Zoltan Boka ... Himself - New York State Human Rights Commission
Ruschell Boone ... Herself
Saikat Chakrabarti ... Himself - Chief of Staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Sagar Deshpande ... Himself - Brand New Congress
Jozette Figueredo ... Herself - Amy's Daughter
Shalynne Figueredo Shalynne Figueredo ... Herself - Amy's Daughter (archive footage)
Jo-Ann Floyd-Whitehead ... Herself - Community Organizer
Darryl Gray ... Himself - Civil Rights Veteran (as Rev. Darryl Gray)
John Iadarola John Iadarola ... Himself - Host
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Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry. Written by Netflix

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief smoking. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Knock Down the House See more »

Filming Locations:

Kentucky, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the four candidates featured in the film, only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on to win her general election race. See more »

Connections

Features Face the Nation (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

This Land Is Your Land
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Performed by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
Published by TRO - Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Daptone Records
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Beyond the politics, brilliant documentary
15 May 2019 | by willgchamberlainSee all my reviews

I've never been a big fan of AOC, but this is an amazing window in the process faced by citizens trying to disrupt the establishment bias of congressional and senate elections. Brilliant documentary style and very down to earth compared to similar attempts. Doesn't focus heavily on the politics involved, significantly more on the process.

No matter who you vote for, this is a great watch.


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