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The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress (2006)

A look at the criminal investigation of Texas Congressman Tom DeLay on campaign fund-raising charges and his efforts to redraw the state's Congressional districts.

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Tom DeLay ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacqueline Blankenship Jacqueline Blankenship ... Herself - Republican Activist, Sugar Land, Texas
Beverly Carter Beverly Carter ... Herself - Publisher, Ft. Bend Star, Sugar Land, Texas
Paul Burka Paul Burka ... Himself - Senior Executive Editor, Texas Monthly Magazine
Jim Hightower Jim Hightower ... Himself - Author, Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Molly Ivins Molly Ivins ... Herself - Syndicated Columnist
Craig McDonald Craig McDonald ... Himself - Texans for Public Justice
Lou Dubose Lou Dubose ... Himself - Co-Author, 'The Hammer'
Martin Frost Martin Frost ... Himself - Former U.S. Congressman, Dallas (as Rep. Martin Frost)
Jack Abramoff ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Ratliff Bill Ratliff ... Himself - Former Texas Lt. Governor
Jeff Wentworth Jeff Wentworth ... Himself - Texas State Senator, San Antonio
Rosemary Lehmberg Rosemary Lehmberg ... Herself - Assistant District Attorney
Lon Burnam Lon Burnam ... Himself - State Representative, Ft. Worth
Garnet Coleman Garnet Coleman ... Himself - State Representative, Houston
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A look at the criminal investigation of Texas Congressman Tom DeLay on campaign fund-raising charges and his efforts to redraw the state's Congressional districts.

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19 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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The Big Letdown
23 May 2006 | by b_w_c_a_m_nSee all my reviews

Unfocused, repetitive, and worst of all - boring! What should have been a slam dunk documentary about one of the worst blights on the modern age of politics instead turns out to be a damn shame. Ronnie Earle, the district attorney at the center of the film, says, "This isn't about Democrats and Republicans, this is about cops and robbers." If only the makers of this film could have been so concise at some point in the first reel or two of their documentary as to what it is they were trying to say. Instead, from the start, The Big Buy feels like a film you've walked into thirty minutes late. Following the theme stated by Earle of cops and robbers, The Big Buy is supposed to have a film noir aesthetic, but the intended use of light and shadow is so intermittent you likely won't notice. Somewhere in this mess is a good film and a better story, to bad it's not being told here.


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