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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

Cast

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

Crew

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