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"Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries, Tanner '88. Sixteen years after Jack... See full synopsis »
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Series cast summary:
Cynthia Nixon ...  Alex Tanner 4 episodes, 2004
Michael Murphy ...  Jack Tanner 4 episodes, 2004
Pamela Reed ...  T.J. Cavanaugh 4 episodes, 2004
Matt Malloy ...  Deke Connors 4 episodes, 2004
Ilana Levine ...  Andrea Spinelli 4 episodes, 2004
Luke Macfarlane ...  Stuart DeBarge 4 episodes, 2004
Aasif Mandvi ...  Salim Barik / ... 4 episodes, 2004
Harry Belafonte ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Carl Bernstein ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Janeane Garofalo ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2004
Richard Gephardt ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Redford ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Alexandra Kerry ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2004
Jim Fyfe ...  Emile Berkoff 2 episodes, 2004
Chris Matthews ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Al Sharpton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2004
Michael Kaycheck ...  New York policeman 2 episodes, 2004
Avery Clyde ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 2004
Marla Sucharetza ...  Roxanne Newman 2 episodes, 2004
Ryan Spahn ...  Ryan 2 episodes, 2004
Krysten Ritter ...  Saleswoman 2 episodes, 2004
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"Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries, Tanner '88. Sixteen years after Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy) ran for president, his filmmaker daughter Alex (Cynthia Nixon) is making a documentary about her dad's dark horse campaign. At least, that's the plan - until a disastrous screening sends Alex back to the drawing board, and on to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

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5 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Cynthia Nixon, who plays the same role she did in the original, did this sequel to HBO's Tanner '88 (1988) as she was wrapping up work on Sex and the City (1998), also broadcast on HBO. In this series, her character has become a filmmaker and film teacher. In the last episode, a student asks her if she knows anyone "at HBO". See more »

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not very good, no?
7 October 2004 | by kipconlonSee all my reviews

I watched this last night on Sundance. Altman must be the most hit or miss director of note ever. This show, despite its "star power" is utterly non-compelling, and its political insights--which I as a proud liberal in no way disagree with--are shallow and clunky, and seem ripped from the headlines of USA Today, despite the fact it's coming out of the mouth of someone as esteemed as Mario Cuomo. The drama, as such, is not very dramatic, and the comedy is not funny. The only points of interest, really, are seeing how New Yorkers live their lives, and the loyalty of a cast and crew to reassemble a show that keeps insisting has some cult following from 1988. Sometimes it seems like Altman's sole contribution to cinema has been the art of having all your actors talk at once, the effect of which is one feels depressingly like they're a stranger at a wedding.


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