The Campaign (2012)

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An incumbent Representative embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.


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3 September 2013 | Gordon-11
An enjoyable comedy
This film is about a race between two congressman candidates in North Carolina.

"The Campaign" is a fun and light hearted mockery of modern American politics, but it is also surprisingly real in terms of what could possibly happen in a real election campaign. The plot is funny and really gets me laughing, but I am the most impressed by the emotional ending that conveys a victory to morality. Another thing that really stands out is the Asian maid who speaks with an amazing African and also Spanish accent.

I enjoyed watching this film!

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Trivia

Despite being mostly a comedy, this is technically Dylan McDermott's second appearance in a political film, the first being In The Line of Fire (1992) and the third being Olympus Has Fallen (2013).


Quotes

Glenn Motch: I tried to kill you in your sleep.
Wade Motch: Huh?


Goofs

After Cam is arrested, a reporter approaches him and asks "You were charged with drunk driving. Is it true you blew a 1.4?" A BAC of 1.4 would almost surely be lethal; at the very least, Cam would surely have been hospitalized, not walking around talking with reporters. It's possible that the character simply misspoke, meaning instead to say 0.14 which is above the legal limit for driving in all states and a much more believable BAC value.


Crazy Credits

During the credits there is an additional scene depicting the trial with Motch brothers. The scene also partly explains the origins of Tim Wattley.


Alternate Versions

An Extended Cut running an extra 10 minutes is available on the Blu-ray. As well as inserting new scenes not seen in the theatrical cut, the drunk-driving scene plays out in a significantly different way. Cam has new dialogue as he steals the cop car, and he doesn't lose control and hit a cow - he realises what he's done, turns the car around (hitting a dumpster) and then drives back to the cop, who arrests him.


Soundtracks

Gold on the Ceiling
Written by
Dan Auerbach, Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney) and Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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