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USA: Walt Disney Motion Pictures
UK: Delanic Films
Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, Paula Patton, Judge Reinhold, Mare Winningham, Willie Nelson, Madeline Carroll, George Lopez, Nana Visitor, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Charles Esten, Mary Sue Evans, Gary Farmer, Adam Taylor, Richard Petty, Mark Moses, Shawn Prince
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
USA: 100 mins
UK: 119 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language
UK Certificate: 12A contains
USA Release Date: 1 August 2008
UK Release Date: 26 September 2008
UK DVD Release Date: 28 September 2009
Written and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (NEVERWAS), SWING VOTE takes a comical look at the journey of a father and daughter who discover that everyone has the power to change the world.
It follows the story of Earnest "Bud" Johnson (Costner) an apathetic, beer-slinging but lovable loser who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. Bud's one bright spot is his precocious 12 year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll). She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote - her dad's.
Suddenly Bud Johnson, the nobody, becomes the voice for everybody, when the world realises that his vote will be the one that elects the next president. Politicians overwhelm the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war for Bud's vote. In a time when it is common for election results to be all too close this town is about to find out the impact of a major campaign in overdrive. Soon, even Bud's ill-conceived notions become matters of debate.
People hang on to every ridiculous word out of his mouth. He is pushed, pulled and ultimately finds himself lost in the mayhem. His daughter maintains the only shred of sanity as she prods her dad to make the right choice.
SWING VOTE is a heart-warming comedy drama that features an all-star cast including Academy AwardŽ-winner Kevin Costner (DANCES WITH WOLVES; ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES), Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER), Dennis Hopper (BLUE VELVET), Nathan Lane (THE PRODUCERS), Stanley Tucci (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) and Paula Patton (DeJa VU; HITCH).
Inside the Campaign: The Politics of Production
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Boone & Greenleaf's Magic Moments
Fox and Crumb Change The System
Kate and Bud Fight
Extended Bowling Scene
Feature Audio Commentary with Writer/ Director Joshua Michael Stern and Writer Jason Richman
Music Video - Hey Man What About You? - Performed by Modern West