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Tanner '88

Fact and fiction blend in this "mockumentary" of an American presidential campaign. Set among actual events in the 1988 primaries, it follows a fictitious candidate as he manoeuvers through the political minefield, and uses real events and real people for authenticity.

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  • "Reality check"@en
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  • "Something borrowed, something blue"@en
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  • "Moonwalker and Bookbag"@en
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  • "This mock-documentary television miniseries brought a fictitious Presidential candidate out on the 1988 campaign trail and shed a revelatory light on America's political process and landscape."
  • "Fact and fiction blend in this "mockumentary" of an American presidential campaign. Set among actual events in the 1988 primaries, it follows a fictitious candidate as he manoeuvers through the political minefield, and uses real events and real people for authenticity."@en
  • "During the 1988 presidential campaign, Democratic hopefuls spiritedly canvass the country, jostle for their party's nomination and the honor of opposing Republican Vice President George Bush. Then Senator Jack Tanner suddenly emerges from the shadows of a lengthy political hiatus to challenge candidates such as Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, and Michael Dukakis. Tanner is a fictitious presidential candidate who goes out on the campaign trail to shed light on America's political process and landscape."
  • "During the 1988 presidential campaign, Democratic hopefuls spiritedly canvass the country, jostle for their party's nomination and the honor of opposing Republican Vice President George Bush. Then Senator Jack Tanner suddenly emerges from the shadows of a lengthy political hiatus to challenge candidates such as Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, and Michael Dukakis. Tanner is a fictitious presidential candidate who goes out on the campaign trail to shed light on America's political process and landscape."@en
  • "Three episodes from the television production "Tanner '88" which concentrate on presidential candidate Jack Tanner's bid for the 1988 Democratic nomination."
  • "Fact and fiction blend in this "mockumentary" of an American presidential campaign. Set among actual events in the 1988 primaries, it follows a fictitious candidate as he maneuvers through the political minefield, and uses real events and real people for authenticity."@en
  • "SUMMARY: "Written by Garry Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman, this is an amusingly vicious squint at the American electoral process. Michael Murphy plays Jack Tanner, Democratic Presidential nominee. Also featured are Cynthia Nixon as Jack's teenage daughter Alex, and Pamela Reed as campaign manager T. J. Cavanaugh. Despite the mocking nature of the material, the "cinema verite" style and inclusion of real-life political figures (Bruce Babbitt, Kitty Dukakis) in cameos led some impressionable viewers to believe that Jack Tanner was an actual candidate--resulting in quite a few write-in votes in November! Originating as a two-part special, Tanner was expanded into twelve chapters, which ran irregularly from February 15 through August 27, 1988, on the HBO cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide" http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie.aspx?m=30932"

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  • "Feature films"
  • "Political"
  • "Videodiscs"
  • "Television"
  • "fiction historique (fiction)"
  • "Comedy television programs"
  • "Television comedies"
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  • "Documentary-style television programs"
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  • "Political television programs"
  • "Comedy"
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  • "Television mini-series"
  • "Comedy - Television mini-series"
  • "Television programs"
  • "Political - Television mini-series"
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  • "Soap operas"

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