Samuel Goldwyn Films | Release Date: July 13, 2012
Summary: It's 2001 -- before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama, and Cogswell decides he must do the impossible: run against an incumbent city council member who's already raised a huge campaign war chest and sewn up all the city's biggest political endorsements. Grant dreams of an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city's wet streets, and he is apoplectic with rage that McIver's alternate mass transit proposal is a costly idea that would destroy the city's lower class neighborhoods. Grant has a snowball's chance in hell of winning his campaign until he lures recently fired alternative-weekly reporter Phil Campbell to run his campaign. Phil may be a campaign neophyte, but he has the tact that Grant lacks, and frankly he can't think of anything better to do with his time. Things start to look really bad until Grant attracts an army of wild-eyed young volunteers to back his unlikely crusade, and the impossible begins to happen. It's politics. But not as usual. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
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Runtime: 98 min
Rating: Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use
Official Site: http://www.grassrootsthefilm.com/
Production: MRB Productions
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Stephen Gyllenhaal Director
Writer Credit
Justin Rhodes Writer
Phil Campbell Writer
Stephen Gyllenhaal Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Cobie Smulders Clair
Jason Biggs Phil Campbell
Joel Moore Grant Cogswell
Lauren Ambrose Emily Bowen
Cast Credit
Basil Harris News Producer
Cedric the Entertainer Richard McIver
Christopher McDonald Jim Tripp
Cobie Smulders Clair
D.C. Pierson Wayne
Emily Bergl Theresa Glendon
Frank Buxton Old Man
Garr Godfrey Second Questioner
Jason Biggs Phil Campbell
Joel Moore Grant Cogswell
Lauren Ambrose Emily Bowen
Michael Nardelli Willis
Noah Harpster Marvin
Rodney Sherwood Tate Austin
Russell Hodgkinson Pernell Alden
Todd Licea Reporter #2
Todd Stashwick Nick Ricochet
Tom Arnold Tommy
Tom Ricciardelli Campaign Supporter
Producer Credit
Brent Stiefel Producer
Gary Allen Tucci Executive Producer
Jane Charles Executive Producer
Jim Charleston Line Producer: Second Unit
Joe Shapiro Associate Producer
John Misner Associate Producer
Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal Co-Producer
Luke Watson Line Producer
Matt R. Brady Producer
Michael Huffington Producer
Neil Mandelberg Associate Producer
Peggy Case Producer
Peggy Rajski Producer
Phil Campbell Associate Producer
Robin Gurland Co-Producer