The War Room (1993)
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A look inside the 1992 presidential race, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hedgus' documentary The War Room explores the backstage side of national politics by examining the day-to-day operations of Bill Clinton's campaign staff. The behind-the-scenes leader of the group is James Carville, the demonstrative, charismatic campaign manager who relies on a plain-speaking manner and emotional appeals to motivate his subordinates. He is complemented by the quieter, smoother personality and photogenic looks
Oct 13, 1993 Wide
Nov 10, 1998
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It's a testament to the supreme skills of Hegedus and Pennebaker that they managed to craft a film that so easily could have gone astray.
It's so intoxicating that sometimes it's easy forget we are, in effect, watching a couple of pitch men selling that year's newest brand of soap.
Illustrates in often amusing detail how the Clinton team managed to overcome petty hostilities and seize the day -- and the White House.
Politics as sporting event run by wonks. Fascinating but repellent in trademark Pennebaker-Hegedus fashion.
An invaluable record of Bill Clinton's unlikely rise to the White House.
A top documentary; behind the scenes at how a political campaign is run.
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