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And the Winner Is... (2009)

A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma ... See full summary »

Director:

Christina Grozik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Springer ... Master Of Ceremonies
Kevin McClatchy ... John Noble
Doug Kusak Doug Kusak ... Marty Machody
Kirk Brown Kirk Brown ... Chris Carl
Mary Faktor ... Cindi Lipton
Christina Grozik Christina Grozik ... Krysta the Producer
James William Hunter James William Hunter ... Sloan Murphy
Gary Jochum Gary Jochum ... Audio Guy
Carli Taylor Miluk Carli Taylor Miluk ... Barista
Don Mitri Don Mitri ... Tony Vincelli
Kaleb Singleton Kaleb Singleton ... Robert Silk
Leslie Thompson Leslie Thompson ... Miss Centerville
Crystal Wilson Crystal Wilson ... Lashae Jackson
Jonathan Yurco Jonathan Yurco ... Calvin Connors
Justin Zabor Justin Zabor ... Cameraman
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A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma and pa" restaurants, 15 traffic lights, and friendly faces that say 'hello' as you pass them on the street. Unexpectedly, they encounter an astonishing change in the town's history. The mayor announces that he will not be running for re-election and instead they will elect their next mayor through a beauty pageant style event. Suddenly, Centerville becomes a place buzzing with enthusiasm as citizens embrace the idea, aspiring mayors throw their hats into the ring, and political campaigns are launched in anticipation of the Election Pageant. In the public eye, the candidates are charismatic, engaging, and out to make great change. Behind closed doors, hidden cameras catch temper tantrums, back stabbing, and jockeying for attention as the Election Pageant approaches. The Election Pageant is reminiscent ... Written by Speakeasy Factory

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Black and White (Black & White and Color)| Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Magnetic
Written by Warren Boutros and Lee Kweller
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A Future True Story
27 June 2009 | by statenisland812See all my reviews

American politics is becoming a popularity contest. Looks are really important. And politicians are judged more on how well they kiss babies and take pictures than how well they actually lead. True stuff indeed, just ask MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, or even Donald Trump. Or ask the writers of this amazing new comedy.

"And The Winner Is …" follows several small town political candidates as they campaign to win the crown of Mayor. This film is shot as a documentary to depict the realism and hypocrisy of small town politicians without cheap humor.

As anyone who has lived in a small town knows, this film shines a light on all the familiar local politicians … the puppet, the socialite, the guy in it to sleep with women, the bully, the artsy flip flop, etc. In this entertaining film, we watch them gear up to compete in an "America's Got Talent" style event in front of the hometown crowd armed with electronic voting devices. Jerry Springer plays the host and the candidates must participate in categories like "Smile & Wave" and "Talent" in order to get elected. Hilarious!!

This is a really smart comedy. Someday, it will probably become a true story.


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