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"Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries, Tanner '88. Sixteen years after Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy) ran for president, his filmmaker daughter Alex (Cynthia Nixon) is making a documentary about her dad's dark horse campaign. At least, that's the plan - until a disastrous screening sends Alex back to the drawing board, and on to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Off the record, on camera.
Did You Know?
Both series take place during historically bad years for Democrats running for president. In 1988, when the original series takes place, Michael Dukakis
lost the presidency for a rare third election in a row, while in 2004, when this series is set, John Kerry
lost the popular vote for the only time after 1988. See more
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