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Last Party 2000 (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 January 2003 (France)
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Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends ... See full summary »

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Rebecca Chaiklin, Donovan Leitch Jr. (as Donovan Leitch)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself - Narrator
Ben Harper ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Harold Ford ... Himself (as Rep. Harold Ford Jr.)
Tim Robbins ... Himself
John Sellers John Sellers ... Himself
Susan Sarandon ... Herself
Christopher Shays Christopher Shays ... Himself (as Rep. Christopher Shays)
Bill Maher ... Himself
Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself
Melissa Etheridge ... Herself
Courtney Love ... Herself
Antonia Novello Antonia Novello ... Herself (as Dr. Antonia Novella)
Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani)
The Interpreters The Interpreters ... Themselves
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Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends more time outside, in the street protests and police actions than in the orchestrated conventions. Hoffman shows an obvious distaste for money politics and the conservative right. He looks seedier and more disillusioned the campaign progresses. Eventually Hoffman seems most energized by the Ralph Nader campaign as an alternative to the nearly indistinguishable major parties. The high point of the film are the comments by Barney Frank who says that marches and demonstrations are largely a waste of time, and that the really effective political players such as the NRA and the AARP never bother with walk ins, sit-ins, shoot-ins or shuffles. In the interview with Jesse Jackson, Hoffman is too flustered to ask all of his questions. Written by Maple-2

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An Uncensored Journey into Democracy in America. See more »

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Party's Over See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,652
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Dolby Digital

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Goofs

When Representative Barney Frank is first introduced on screen, he was mistakenly identified as a Republican. In fact, he is a Democrat. See more »

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Reporter: George W. Bush and Al Gore are still running neck and neck.
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Crazy Credits

In loving memory of Esther Goldman Buchthal who dedicated her life to making positive social change. See more »

Connections

Follows The Last Party (1993) See more »

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Razzle Dazzle
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Written by John Kander
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Excellent, thought-provoking, well constructed.
1 November 2003 | by gesselSee all my reviews

The Party's Over is a carefully constructed and thought-provoking look at both the democratic and republican parties, centering around each of their conventions before the 2000 election. The film makers got access to both conventions and do a wonderful job of showing the amazing hypocrisy of the US democratic process.

The film makers are clearly and unapologetically left-leaning, but that doesn't translate to sparing anyone. Only the greens come out well, but even that is undermined by the outcome of the 2000 election, which is the film's enervating denouement.

Mr. Hoffman does a great job with the interviews, becoming more confident as he moves along, and there's a charming exchange between him and Michael Moore, to whom he bears physical similarity.


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