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The film version of the infamous book finally reaches our screens. Based on the Clinton campaign to win the nomination for Democratic Party candidate for US President, the story is told from the viewpoint of a young black man who joins as a campaign leader. The film starts out as a comedy-cum-satire but loses direction somewhat and becomes a political drama. Great performances, and a penetrating examination of exactly how sick the American (and no doubt, South African too) political system really is.

140 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Comedy, Drama
Keep your hand away from that!
Keep your hand away from that!

Credits

Cast
John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Lester, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman, Kathy Bates
Director
Mike Nichols
ScreenplayElaine May, from the novel by Anonymous (Joe Klein)
MusicRy Cooder, Carly Simon
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1998
Produced byMutual Film Company, Universal Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Darryl Accone
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
15
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
18
eye Weekly
Gregory Boyd Bell
15
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
10
Rough Cut
Rob Walton
19
Empire
Caroline Westbrook
15
Film Review
James Brooks
10

What the People say

Internet
651 Netizens
14

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Aruana Zeelie 14
Santelle Garces 14

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Comments

Aruana Zeelie: Very enjoyable. Also very applicable to the current state of politics in America (Clinton debacle). Kathy Bates was excellent in her role and Emma Thompson is one of our finest actresses. Travolta gives a solid performance as the adulterous Governor running for the Presidency. I've always found American Politics to be wacky and this movie proves the point.

Santelle Garces: The first half of the movie is not worth watching, it seems all they do is eat! The other half of the movie is excellent! It is very interesting to see how politics really works.






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