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The F Word (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 April 2005 (USA)
On the day of the Republican National Convention, radio show host Joe Pace joins the rallies, protests, delegates and citizens of NYC. Broadcasting his last show live, on-the-air, he goes on a one man march for free speech.

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Jed Weintrob

Writers:

Daniel DeFabio (characters), Andrew Osborne | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hamilton ... Joe Pace
Yul Vazquez ... Luis
Zak Orth ... Manny
Reverend Billy Reverend Billy ... Himself
Daniel Raymont ... Gee
Callie Thorne ... Stephanie
Michael Tenaglia Michael Tenaglia ... Construction Worker
J. Richey Nash ... Republican
John Perry Barlow ... John Perry Barlow
Mia Barron ... Sara
Owen West Owen West ... Owen
Peter Camejo Peter Camejo ... Peter Camejo
Ari Gold ... Two Seat Bicycle Dude
Peter Salett ... Peter
Sam Rockwell ... Jeremy
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On the day of the Republican National Convention, radio show host Joe Pace joins the rallies, protests, delegates and citizens of NYC. Broadcasting his last show live, on-the-air, he goes on a one man march for free speech.

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"The Statue of Liberty isn't holding her torch, she's waving good-bye" See more »

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$6,000 (estimated)
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DitlevFilms See more »
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Color
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Extremely satisfying film, politics aside
6 November 2006 | by dannewsSee all my reviews

>I expect the distribution for this film will be limited to meetings of liberal organizations.

That's a shame, because while it's definitely a political film, it's also good film-making.

I don't disagree with the previous reviewer's comments, but I want to add how fresh this film is despite its quickly-revealed perspective on an event from six years ago.

The mix of real-life footage with acting is sharp and engaging: several of the night scenes blend the two especially well, rewarding the viewer for close attention.

And the character of Hamilton fits perfectly in this vein. He's Bob Newhart-esquire as a calm presence amid lunacy. I don't mean to imply that he's similar in personality, or that the film carries a light-comedy feel: it doesn't (though it does have laugh-out-loud moments, and others of uncomfortable chuckling). But Hamilton gives the film a center while allowing attention to focus on what goes on around him. It's a perfect choice for an intelligent, surprising film.


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