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Tanner '88 (1988)
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a cross between a soap opera and TV news. The result was the groundbreaking Tanner ’88, a piercing satire of media-age American politics, in which actors Michael Murphy (as contender Jack Tanner) and Cynthia Nixon (as his daughter) rub elbows on the campaign trail with real-life political players Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader, Kitty Dukakis, and Gloria Steinem, among many others. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the complete eleven-episode television series—more relevant today than ever.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: politics, satire, election, family relations, fighting the system, parents and children, journalism, self discovery, ambition, political conspiracy, realism, campaign, society, political corruption, network, dishonesty, media, idealism, disorder, head of state, fish out of water, americana, state affairs, media satire, u.s. president ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
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