Swing State

Swing State

Director: Jason Zone Fisher, John Intrater, H. Spencer Young

Cast: Jason Zone Fisher, John Intrater, H. Spencer Young, Barack Obama

     
 
Filmmakers Jason Zone Fisher and John Intrater trace the 2006 Ohio Governor's race while focusing on the campaign of career politician Lee Fisher (Jason's father) in particular in this political documentary with a difference. In this film, Fisher and Intrater take a look into the private lives of the candidates, simultaneously focusing on the career of Democratic

Overview

Filmmakers Jason Zone Fisher and John Intrater trace the 2006 Ohio Governor's race while focusing on the campaign of career politician Lee Fisher (Jason's father) in particular in this political documentary with a difference. In this film, Fisher and Intrater take a look into the private lives of the candidates, simultaneously focusing on the career of Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate and U.S. Congressman Ted Strickland. In 1998, a 14-year-old Jason had filmed his father's narrow loss for Ohio Governor. Eight years later he weaves that footage into a look at the 2006 race, and his father's last shot at realizing his lifelong dream. The six-month journey isn't an easy one, because in that time the entire Fisher family will learn just how cruel and exhausting a career in politics can be. Additional interviews with Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and more pay testament to that harsh reality, while time spent with the Fisher family show how the tension of the race actually brought the family closer together than ever before.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
UPC:
0063634021919
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Morningstar
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:33:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Swing State
1. Swing State [9:49]
2. Fisher Home & Campaign HQ [8:54]
3. Flashback to '98 [6:45]
4. Big Ego? [8:40]
5. One Month Until Election Day [7:16]
6. Gubernatorial Debate [8:30]
7. Radio Interview [8:58]
8. Lee's Birthday [4:35]
9. Halloween [6:51]
10. Election Day [7:28]
11. Election Night [4:39]
12. Election Results [9:35]

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