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Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House (2009)

| Documentary | 2009 (USA)
A teenager who has spent a year of his life campaigning for Barack Obama makes his way to Denver to hear the former Presidential candidate accept his nomination.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Rather ... Himself - Interviewee
Tim Russert ... Himself - Interviewee
Joe Scarborough ... Himself - Interviewee
Pat Buchanan ... Himself - Interviewee
Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe ... Himself - Interviewee
Joe Klein ... Himself - Interviewee
Ron Paul ... Himself
Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
Steve Forbes ... Himself - Interviewee
Anne Lewis Anne Lewis ... Herself - Interviewee
Chuck Norris ... Himself - Interviewee
Ted Kennedy ... Himself - Interviewee
Jesse Jackson ... Himself - Interviewee
Andrea Mitchell ... Herself - Interviewee
Carl Cameron Carl Cameron ... Himself - Interviewee


At seventeen, Luke is too young to vote; but he's not too young to make a difference. After campaigning for Barack Obama for more than a year, he decides to travel to the Democratic National Convention in Denver to see Obama deliver his acceptance speech...hoping he can find a ticket once he gets there. Mile High follows Luke on his journey, from Super Tuesday to Denver and through to Election Day. Along the way it delves into his past, his efforts to help elect President Obama, and his hopes for the future: both his own future and that of his country. The film also follows the presidential candidates themselves, talking to pundits and media experts in an effort to find out what it really took to win...and lose...the White House in 2008. Mile High consists entirely of original footage shot during and after the 2008 election. Written by Anonymous

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2009 (USA) See more »

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What It Takes See more »

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California, USA See more »


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$250,000 (estimated)
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Mile high: a simple lesson how to become the President.
12 April 2010 | by Chris_Walker92See all my reviews

Well, I waited for this movie for a long time, and finally, a few days ago I've had the great opportunity to watch this documentary, and not only, as I think, it's very interesting movie, which is built on the interviews, dialogues and exclusive materials – videos and photos of candidates on the President's Post, - John McCain's and Barack Obama's in the time of General election in 2008 .

So, this movie is a nice couple of interviews, comments and personal standpoints of the famous people, - former U.S. Presidents, showmen and actors (I want to say, that well-known actor and Master of Martial arts Chuck Norris is also taking part in this movie and commented about the politic and the economic system of the U.S.)…

Also I've found in this movie a lot of good, fresh and really useful news, info, and now I understand that I want to re watch it again, to get more impressions, to find something new in the movie again. Actually, here's very informative, nice, good documentary about our country, politic, public systems of it, and thus I want that You watch this movie, which You'll definitely like, be sure in this.

Finally, for the information, flashing back of the past times' events, for everything, that I liked in the movie, it's mark is 10 out of 10.

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