Swing State

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • UPC: 063634021919
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Morningstar
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barack Obama Participant
Bill Clinton Participant
Hillary Rodham Clinton Participant
Al Gore Participant
John Kerry Participant
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Participant
Jerry Springer Participant
Technical Credits
Jason Zone Fisher Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
John Intrater Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
H. Spencer Young Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Erica Freed Editor
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Swing State
   Play
   Chapter Select
   Extras
      A Tribute to Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones
      Interview Trailer
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Sexy Democrat
         Backyard Basketball
         Susan Hagan's "Turn Ohio Around" & Campaign Buttons
         Alternate Opening: Kuvalis
         Jason's Election Night Speech
         Jerry Springer Interview
         Beth Zone's Campaign Story
         Lee and Frances Sing
         Making the Bed
         Pre-Debate Rally
         Cametery Visit
         T-Shirts & Following Tazeem
         Ohio Dems Dinner
         Barbara Fisher Introduces Her Brother Lee
         Jerry Springer's Speech
         Roger Strickland
         Alternate Opening: "I'm Headed Back" by Philip Giffin
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