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The Congressman (2016)

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Maine Congressman Charlie Winship has had a bad day. After being caught on video failing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance with the other members, he punches out another colleague, is confronted by his angry ex-wife, and later bashes one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to a remote island in his district whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war over their fishing grounds.

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Cast

Treat Williams
as Charlie Winship
Elizabeth Marvel
as Rae Blanchard
Ryan Merriman
as Jared Barnes
George Hamilton
as Laird Devereaux
Marshall Bell
as Sherm Hawkins
Jayne Atkinson
as Casey Winship
Fritz Weaver
as Harlan Lantier
Josh Mostel
as Bernie Gimpel
Kim Blacklock
as Matty Pierce
Howard Annis
as Politician
Stephanie Atkinson
as Winship's Campaign Aide
Doree A. Austin
as Esther, A Constituent
Paul Connolly
as Politician
Alexander Cook
as Washington Lobbyist
Debra Lord Cooke
as Martha, a Constituent
Isabella Rose Coulombe
as Girl in Audience
Mark Crockett
as Randolph
Kate Doherty
as Angry Protester
Spencer Drake
as Protester
Thomas Hurd
as Father of Soldier
Dominique LaFleur
as TV News Reporter
Amanda Landry
as Protester
Cindy Lentol
as Holly Dean
J. Emerson McGowan
as Albert Jackson, Capitol Police
Richard Meyer
as Flamingo Man
James N. Mrazek
as Lobsterman
Joseph Oliveira
as Protester
Timothy J. Ryan
as Burly Man
Dan Sinclair
as Protester, Audience Member
Lynn Lori Sylvan
as Ann Cutter
Daniel Thomas
as Protester, Audience Member
Bradley J. VanDussen
as Congressman in Locker Room
Jessica Voisine
as News Anchor
Alison Wachtler
as Deidre Macavoy
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Critic Reviews for The Congressman

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Though sparklingly lush Maine locales compensate for the film's TV-movie aesthetics, the story never rises above small-screen niceties.

May 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The Congressman's politics and morals are childishly simple, featuring archvillains suffering buffoonish pratfalls and love stories that start up abruptly and quickly fizzle.

April 27, 2016 | Full Review…

So-so political drama has lots of strong language.

November 29, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Mr. Smith Does Not Go To Washington. Hey, a dramatic film actually about something. In this case, Treat Williams does dismayed and dropping out of DC politics, as The Congressman. But first invoking Sen. Margaret Chase Smith denouncing McCarthy back then.

June 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Schmaltzy, simplistic and sincere - about "slowing down to the rhythm of the sea."

May 17, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

This earnest political drama means well but deserves no votes for its stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters and inept plotting and direction.

April 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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