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Grassroots (2012)

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Domestic Box Office $6,497Details
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Grant Cogswell is a short-tempered, unemployed music critic - an oddball outsider with a predilection for wearing polar bear suits, and a deep love for Seattle. Cogswell thinks he can harness the power of the people to improve his city. And he's right. Almost. It's 2001 -- before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama, and Cogswell decides he must do the impossible: run against an incumbent city council member who's already raised a huge campaign war chest and sewn up all the city's biggest political endorsements. Grant dreams of an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city's wet streets, and he is apoplectic with rage that McIver's alternate mass transit proposal is a costly idea that would destroy the city's lower class neighborhoods. Grant has a snowball's chance in hell of winning his campaign until he lures recently fired alternative-weekly reporter Phil Campbell to run his campaign. Phil may be a campaign neophyte, but he has the tact that Grant lacks, and frankly he can't think ofanything better to do with his time. Things start to look really bad until Grant attracts an army of wild-eyed young volunteers to back his unlikely crusade, and the impossible begins to happen.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 22nd, 2012 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Fired, Inspired by a True Story, 9/11, Terrorism
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Samuel Goldwyn Films, MRB Productions
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Phil Campbell
   Grant Cogswell

Supporting Cast

Lauren Ambrose    Emily
Cedric the Entertainer    Richard McIver
Cobie Smulders    Clair
Christopher McDonald    Tripp
Tom Arnold    Tommy
Emily Bergl    Theresa Glendon
Todd Stashwick    Nick

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Production and Technical Credits

Stephen Gyllenhaal    Screenwriter
Peggy Rajski    Producer
Michael Huffington    Producer
Matthew Brady    Producer
Peggy Chase    Producer
Justin Rhodes    Screenwriter
Phil Campbell    Author
Brent Stiefel    Executive Producer
Robin Gurland    Co-Producer
Robin Gurland    Casting Director
Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal    Co-Producer
John Misner    Associate Producer
Neil Mandelberg    Editor
Sean Porter    Director of Photography
Laurie Hicks    Production Designer
Ron Leamon    Costume Designer
Nick Urata    Composer

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