The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress

Overview

In 1984, Tom DeLay was first elected to Congress as a Republican representative from Sugar Land, Texas. DeLay wasted little time making his presence known in the House of Representatives, and earned the nickname "the Hammer" for his forceful style of insuring his GOP colleagues voted as party leaders wanted, and for his habit of making life difficult for those who opposed him. DeLay became the House Majority Leader in 2002, and made no secret of his opposition to many major government programs (he said it was his...
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Overview

In 1984, Tom DeLay was first elected to Congress as a Republican representative from Sugar Land, Texas. DeLay wasted little time making his presence known in the House of Representatives, and earned the nickname "the Hammer" for his forceful style of insuring his GOP colleagues voted as party leaders wanted, and for his habit of making life difficult for those who opposed him. DeLay became the House Majority Leader in 2002, and made no secret of his opposition to many major government programs (he said it was his goal to eliminate the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, among other things) and his support of big business. A large number of major corporations courted DeLay's support, and DeLay did not forget those who helped him. However, DeLay's desire to help his wealthy associates led to a major scandal in 2005 when he was indicted by a grand jury in Texas, led by district attorney Ronnie Earle, on charges of criminal conspiracy to violate election laws after the discovery of evidence linking DeLay to money laundering and diverting illegal political contributions to his PACs. The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress is an activist documentary which examines DeLay's rise to power, his controversial style and methods, Earle's campaign against him, and the struggle to remove corporate influence from Congress.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive world premiere trailer: Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers; Filmmakers' commentary; Deleted scenes; interview with the filmmakers; 20 minute version; Languages: English & Spanish
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • UPC: 826262002299
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Disinformation
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,758

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Mark Birnbaum Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Producer
Jim Schermbeck Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Producer
John Bryant Score Composer
Ron Deutsch Co-producer
Eric Foster Co-producer
Frank Hames Score Composer
Aaron Keane Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress
1. The Hammer [:03]
2. The Plan [9:33]
3. The D.A. [2:15]
4. The 2002 Texas Elections [3:29]
5. The Candidate [1:14]
6. The Investigation [4:01]
7. Taking Control [8:50]
8. The Killer D's [3:39]
9. Fall Guys [6:36]
10. This Needs Doin' [9:26]
11. The Resignation [12:45]
12. The Tab [2:48]
13. The Clones [5:18]
14. End Credits [3:59]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress
   Enter Crime Scene
      Play Feature
      Crime Scene Selection
   Forensics
      The Big Buy (Highlight Version)
      Interview With Filmmakers
      The Rabid Dog
      Theme From "The Big Buy"
      Brave New Films - Bonus Material
         Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
         Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
         Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
         Uncovered: The War on Iraq
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   Set-Up
      Spanish Subtitles
         The Big Buy: On/Off
         The Big Buy (Highlight Version): On/Off
      Audio (Spanish)
         The Big Buy: On/Off
         The Big Buy (Highlight Version): On/Off
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