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A political neophyte recruits an out-of-work reporter to help take on a Seattle city councilman, waging a valiant fight to create an urban monorail system instead of a proposed ground rail train. The year is 2001, and Grant Cogswell (Joel David Moore) has a vision: he sees a state-of-the-art monorail system connecting the city of Seattle as it's never been before. But there's one man standing in his way, and that's Seattle city councilman Richard McIver (Cedric the Entertainer). Councilman McIver has drawn up plans for an ambitious rail system -- one that Cogswell believes will be bad for the environment, and divide the city even more. Short-fused, foul-mouthed, and determined to defeat the political incumbent at all costs, Cogswell hires unemployed alternative weekly columnist Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) to launch a massive political campaign, and quickly finds a collection of rabid volunteers who are willing to rally for his cause. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 2012


Joel David Moore
as Grant Cogswell
Cedric the Entertainer
as Richard McIver
Jason Biggs
as Phil Campbell
Lauren Ambrose
as Emily
Cobie Smulders
as Clair
Christopher McDonald
as Jim Tripp
Tom Arnold
as Tommy
Emily Bergl
as Theresa Glendon
D.C. Pierson
as Wayne
Todd Stashwick
as Nick Ricochet
Sarah Harlett
as Receptionist
Russell Hodgkinson
as Pernell Alden
Garr Godfrey
as Second Questioner
Michael Nardelli
as Willis
Noah Harpster
as Marvin
Steve Pool
as NY News Reporter
Rachel Pate
as Suit
Todd Licea
as Reporter #3
Michael Huffington
as Cleve Stockmeyer


Stephen Gyllenhaal
Peggy Case
Peggy Rajski
Michael Huffington
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Sean Porter
Alethia Austin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nick Urata
Composer (Music Score)
Neil Mandelberg
Laurie Hicks
Production Designer
Robin Gurland
Joe Shapiro
Associate Producer
Neil Mandelberg
Associate Producer
Jane Charles
Executive Producer
David Meinert
Heidi Walker
Jodi Rothfield
Michael Hilow
Stunts Coordinator
Sebastian Mazzola
Second Assistant Director
Clint Bennett
Music Editor
Hilary Harris
Still Photographer
Denise Gibbs
Extra Casting
Peggy Rajski
Unit Production Manager
Victor DuBois
Additional Editing
Robin Gurland
Casting Director