The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The Stackhouse Filibuster 

Josh finalizes a $6B health care plan that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse pulls a ... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Gordon

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Tim Matheson ... Vice President John Hoynes
George Coe ... Sen. Howard Stackhouse
Cara DeLizia ... Winifred Hooper
Melissa Fitzgerald ... Carol Fitzpatrick
Timothy Davis-Reed ... Mark O'Donnell
William Duffy ... Larry
Peter James Smith ... Ed
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Storyline

Josh finalizes a $6B health care plan that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse pulls a last-minute surprise--he wants money added for autism research or he'll filibuster. Thinking it's just a bluff, Josh blows off the senator, who then filibusters for more than eight hours while the WW staff waits desperately to begin their weekend with the episode unfolding as staffers write e-mails to their family members describing the evening's action. Elsewhere, Sam tries to eliminate various costly government documents, for which he's taken to task by a very young intern. Written by meebly

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

President Bartlett, while talking about what grandfathers will do to protect their grandchildren, complains that "there's no holiday for us." Grandparents Day has been a U. S. national holiday since 1978,occurring on the first Sunday after Labor Day annually. See more »

Goofs

(At around 13 mins) C.J. is saying writing to her father, and the voiceover says, "He has no hope, not to mention, I can't imaging what the hell he's fighting for." However, when the shot turns to show her screen, the letters are from the last line of the letter, "...and a guy with no voice, shouting," from after she learns why Stackhouse is filibustering. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah Bartlet: CJ, let me tell you something, don't ever, ever underestimate the will of a Grandfather. We're madmen, we don't give a damn; we got here before you and they will be here after you. We'll make enemies, we'll break laws, we'll break bones, but you will not mess with the grandchildren!
Leo McGarry: There was quite a bit of sugar in the crème de caramel.
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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17 years later, I still remember this one, had to watch it again
28 February 2018 | by mccarraaSee all my reviews

17 years later, I still remember this one, had to watch it again. And pretend the white house is like this now. Not the comedy show it is today.


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