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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his campaign trail. This sequel, TANNER ON TANNER, finds Tanner's daughter, Alex (Cynthia Nixon, SEX AND THE CITY), producing a new documentary about her father's failed presidential bid. Shot partly during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, TANNER ON TANNER boasts many cameos by familiar politicians, political commentators, and celebrities who make appearances or share their views. Featured are Madeleine Albright, Steve Buscemi, Howard Dean, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, Alexandra Kerry, Chris Matthews, and Martin Scorsese.
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, semi serious, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: satire, fighting the system, moral dilemma, manhunt, undercover, politics, parents and children, journalism, rebellion, political conspiracy, campaign, society, dishonesty, lifestyle, state affairs, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, conspiracy, filmmaking, media, head of state, workplace, government agency, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspense and semi serious films and TV series with plots about satire, media, politics, society, state affairs, media satire and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Tanner on Tanner: Dead Ringers (2002), LateLine (1998), The Rick Mercer Report (2004), The Thick of It (2005), Absolute Power (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
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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 ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
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Time: 90s
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 29 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 22 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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