A political neophyte recruits an out-of-work reporter to help take on a Seattle city councilman, waging a valiant fight to create an urban monorail system instead of a proposed ground rail train. The year is 2001, and Grant Cogswell (Joel David Moore) has a vision: he sees a state-of-the-art monorail system connecting the city of Seattle as it's never been before. But there's one man standing in his way, and that's Seattle city councilman Richard McIver (Cedric the Entertainer). Councilman McIver has drawn up plans for an ambitious rail system -- one that Cogswell believes will be bad for the environment, and divide the city even more. Short-fused, foul-mouthed, and determined to defeat the political incumbent at all costs, Cogswell hires unemployed alternative weekly columnist Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) to launch a massive political campaign, and quickly finds a collection of rabid volunteers who are willing to rally for his cause.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
UPC: 0625828614927
Original Release: 2012
Rating: R
Source: Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Cast interviews; Behind the scenes featurettes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joel David Moore Grant Cogswell
Cedric the Entertainer Richard McIver
Jason Biggs Phil Campbell
Lauren Ambrose Emily
Cobie Smulders Clair
Christopher McDonald Jim Tripp
Tom Arnold Tommy
Emily Bergl Theresa Glendon
D.C. Pierson Wayne
Todd Stashwick Nick Ricochet
Dave Beresford SnowWolf
Sean Nelson Musician
Lance Rosen ACLU Lawyer #1
Sarah Dunne ACLU Lawyer #2
Connie Thompson Connie Thompson
Sarah Harlett Receptionist
Claire Vardiel Augusta D'Amico
Branden Romans Genzlinger
Russell Hodgkinson Pernell Alden
Imogen Love First Questioner
Garr Godfrey Second Questioner
Barbara Deering Moderator
Joe Mandragona Kevin
Michael Nardelli Willis
Nik Doner Doug
Amy Frear Lisa
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Comet House Band
Noah Harpster Marvin
Talena Bennett Reporter #1
John Ulman Agent Goecker
Anthony Fuller Agent Sikora
Steve Pool NY News Reporter
Rodney Sherwood Tate Austin
Brent Stiefel Campaign Volunteer
Rachel Pate Suit
Erin Mayovsky Reporter #2
Todd Licea Reporter #3
John Misner Reporter #4
Michael Huffington Cleve Stockmeyer

Technical Credits
Stephen Gyllenhaal Director,Screenwriter
Jason Alberts Sound Mixer
Alethia Austin Musical Direction/Supervision
Matthew R. Brady Producer
Phil Campbell Associate Producer
Peggy Case Producer
Jane Charles Executive Producer
Jim Charleston Asst. Director
Robin Gurland Co-producer
Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal Co-producer
Laurie Hicks Production Designer
Michael Huffington Producer
Rob Leamon Costumes/Costume Designer
Neil Mandelberg Associate Producer,Editor
David Meinert Consultant/advisor
John Misner Associate Producer
Sean Porter Cinematographer
Peggy Rajski Producer
Justin B. Rhodes Screenwriter
John Richards Musical Direction/Supervision
Amy Lindsey Richards Musical Direction/Supervision
Jodi Rothfield Casting
Joe Shapiro Associate Producer
Brent Stiefel Executive Producer
Gary Allen Tucci Executive Producer
Nick Urata Score Composer
Heidi Walker Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grassroots
1. Scene 1 [5:56]
2. Scene 2 [6:42]
3. Scene 3 [5:16]
4. Scene 4 [6:32]
5. Scene 5 [6:25]
6. Scene 6 [7:15]
7. Scene 7 [4:10]
8. Scene 8 [7:52]
9. Scene 9 [4:53]
10. Scene 10 [5:20]
11. Scene 11 [9:24]
12. Scene 12 [5:49]
13. Scene 13 [6:10]
14. Scene 14 [4:07]
15. Scene 15 [9:22]
16. Scene 16 [2:57]

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