Al Franken: God Spoke

Overview

The documentary Al Franken: God Spoke follows the comedian-turned-pundit as he goes about his daily business. Through the course of the film, Franken discusses his transformation from comedy to politics, and discusses his ambitions. Franken also takes every opportunity to jab at his political opponents in the right wing.
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Overview

The documentary Al Franken: God Spoke follows the comedian-turned-pundit as he goes about his daily business. Through the course of the film, Franken discusses his transformation from comedy to politics, and discusses his ambitions. Franken also takes every opportunity to jab at his political opponents in the right wing.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Deleted scenes; Filmmaker biographies
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Editorial Reviews

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Al Franken: God Spoke is a heartburn-inducing flashback to the vitriol of the 2004 presidential election, tracking political humorist Al Franken from his Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them book tour to the founding of radio station Air America, his feud with Bill O'Reilly at Book Expo America, John Kerry's loss, and Franken's decision to run for the Senate in 2008 maybe. Throughout, Franken, in keeping with the tenor of his book, confronts right-wing demagogues and challenges them on their rhetorical bull. He's funny and his targets worthy, but documentarians Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus don't turn the film into a one-dimensional love-fest. Franken can be petty as when he chases Karen Hughes around, badgering her about an insignificant quote she made regarding George W. Bush's drunk-driving arrest, condescending, and arrogant. "God Spoke" is a joke on Republican claims of divine representation, but Franken's chest-puffing can be just as absurdly ostentatious. Still, this entertaining and at times affecting portrait of an individual taking on and being overwhelmed by political chicanery makes for a worthy document of the more maddening annals of American power in the early 21st century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 767685989531
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Docurama
  • Presentation: Colorized
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 90,087

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Franken Participant
Al Gore Participant
Sean Hannity Participant
Billy Kimball Participant
Henry Kissinger Participant
Katherine Lanpher Participant
Walter Mondale Participant
Michael Moore Participant
Jim Norton Participant
Bill O'Reilly Participant
Technical Credits
Nick Doob Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Chris Hegedus Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Walker Lamond Associate Producer
Rebecca Marshall Producer
D.A. Pennebaker Executive Producer
Frazer Pennebaker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Al Franken: God Spoke
1. God Speaks [1:24]
2. Fox vs. Franken [3:55]
3. Jujitsu [4:03]
4. Minnesota [6:34]
5. Paul Wellstone [3:24]
6. SNL Days [1:07]
7. Air America Radio [5:07]
8. On the Air [5:49]
9. A Bounced Check [1:21]
10. Franni [:44]
11. Ann Coulter and the USO [4:53]
12. Right-Wing Radio [7:34]
13. The Republican Convention [2:26]
14. The Newsweek Party [5:53]
15. Going After Republicans [6:59]
16. Partying With the Democrats [2:48]
17. The Election [9:02]
18. Back to Minnesota [10:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Al Franken: God Spoke
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Bonus Scenes: 12 Min.
         Play All: 12 Min.
         Stuart Smalley Takes on Bush: 3 Min.
         Al and Terry McAuliffe: 3 Min.
         James Carville on Air America: 2 Min.
         Backstage With Ann Coulter: 1 Min.
         Campaigning With Howard Dean: 1 Min.
         Jon Stewart on Air America: 2 Min.
      Original Trailer
      Filmmaker Bios
      About Docudrama Films
         Credits
      Docudrama Trailers
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
         The Weather Underground
         Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
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