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Janeane from Des Moines (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (USA)
In the run-up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, a local conservative housewife seeks answers from the Republican presidential candidates.

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Grace Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michele Bachmann ... Herself
Jill Bartlett ... Anne
Zachary Barton ... Laura
Amanda Biers-Melcher Amanda Biers-Melcher ... Bar Patron
Diane Burke Diane Burke ... Tea Party Patriot
Herman Cain Herman Cain ... Himself
Jennifer Courtney ... Janeane's Boss
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Bible Study Group
Kyle DiFulvio Kyle DiFulvio ... Bar Patron
Lou DiMaggio ... Tea Party Speaker #1
Jimmy Dore ... Tea Party Patriot
Cindy Drummond ... Friend in Park #1
Mark Fite ... Janeane's Brother
Kim Fitzgerald ... Co-worker #1
Maile Flanagan ... Amy
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In the run-up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, a local conservative housewife seeks answers from the Republican presidential candidates.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Iowa, USA

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Wilsilu Pictures See more »
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Don't Take My Liberty
Performed by The Wright Stuff
Written by Grant Langston & Sarah Stanley.
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No punkin'
26 January 2013 | by geniusmrxSee all my reviews

When I first heard of this film, I thought of MEDIUM COOL (which I love), but I feel this film goes beyond that by engaging with the political arena like I've never seen before. TANNER '88 is also similar, but the candidates were in on it. What makes this film unique and amazing is that the fictional character Janeane is asking the candidates the same questions that a regular voter would have asked, but Janeane is a bit more forceful in her thirst for answers, and takes the candidates and their staffs out of their comfort zones. In a world of cynicism and hyperbole, Janeane cuts a sharp knife through the crap to try and get some solid answers - and further reveals the mainstream media for its failure to do the same. This is not a punkin' film. It's a fictional character asking simple questions to candidates who are seeking to be the next President of the United States.


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