The makers of The War Room turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. Shot over the course of two years, the film follows former SNL writer turned political attack dog Al Franken from his highly publicized feud with Bill O'Reilly over Franken's best selling book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" to his campaign against George Bush in the 2004 Presidential election.
Featuring a host of beltway big mouths including Ann Coulter, Michael Moore, Al Gore, John Kerry, Robert Kennedy Jr., Sean Hannity, William Safire, Karen Hughes and Henry Kissinger, the film is an hilarious look behind the front lines of the media wars during the most contentious election in recent history. But ultimately, the film is a personal drama of transformation, as Al Franken leaves his comedy days behind and moves from his seat in the sidelines to become a contender inside the political ring.
© 2006 Pennebaker Hegedus Films & Nick Doob Productions
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