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Swing State (2017)

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A bohemian Seattle DJ uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative radio personality becoming an overnight sensation.

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Jonathan Sheldon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Beh ... Ethan Smith
Arthur L. Bernstein ... Daryl Hoats
Adam Falkoff ... James Johnson
Sean Astin ... Bob Bernard
Harriet Divine ... McKenzie Hoats
Ted Levine ... Rouge Holmes
Shane Black ... Luke
Taryn Manning ... Adrienne Lockhart
Helene Wren ... Lauren Hoats
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenica Bergere ... Sheila Browning
Bo Brinkman ... Sergeant Bo Regards
Lee Broda ... Cindy
Ivory Broome ... Hospital Security
Jake Busey ... Woody Woodrow
Heath Calvert ... Dr. Jefferson Spitz
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A bohemian Seattle DJ uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative radio personality becoming an overnight sensation.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing State See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Received the first film award from Politicon for "Most Anticipated Political Film" (2016). See more »

Quotes

Ethan Smith: They'll spit and spat and tell their tale,
Ethan Smith: Call daddy "chimp" and mommy "whale."
Ethan Smith: They'll chirp and chime and make their claim, .
Ethan Smith: That mold is man of whence we came.
Ethan Smith: But evolutionists be damned!
Ethan Smith: We're more than beasts, by God, we're man!
Ethan Smith: And Darwin is a proven fool,
Ethan Smith: His theory merely cock-and-bull!
Ethan Smith: So, free your body, free your mind,
Ethan Smith: Embrace intelligent design!
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Soundtracks

Right Wing Marching Band
Written by Vagif Kasumov
Performed by Vagif Kasumov
Courtesy of No Mystery Studio
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The worst movie I have ever seen
15 November 2016 | by oronbirdSee all my reviews

Swing State is a terribly written film made worse by weak directing, overacting and a soundtrack that made me want to tear the few hairs remaining on my head out. The writer of this film is very clearly not apprised of modern US politics. His simplistic caricatures are insulting the intelligent and well-read audience. My friends who saw this with me agreed that this film is made for a group of unthinking liberals who want their beliefs regurgitated back to them on screen. There is nothing clever or unique about this movie except in its complete worthlessness as a piece of art or a political commentary. The directing was wildly off. We actually felt sorry for the actors in this film because it is a blight to their film catalogs. This won't spark debate of any kind because it is one-dimensional. I wish independent film were better represented.


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