R | | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Many of Mike Morris' supporters carry signs that say "I Like Mike", a reference to the slogan "I like Ike", which was popular when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.
I'm not a Christian. I'm not an Atheist. I'm not Jewish. I'm not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in is called the Constitution of United States of America.
At one point in the movie, two characters watch the political commentary show "Hardball" right after waking up in the morning. "Hardball" actually airs twice in the evening, at 5:00PM ET live and 7:00PM ET in rebroadcast. It never airs during the morning.
Despite the fact that much of the movie was filmed in Ohio, the credits of the theatrical release only say "Filmed on location in Michigan". This was corrected for the home video releases, which read "Filmed in the state of Michigan and the state of Ohio".
$10,470,143 (USA) (9 October 2011)
$40,962,534 (USA) (8 January 2012)
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