Game Change

TV-Movie | USA 2012 | 118' | OV

How did an American governor who did not know that England was no longer governed by the Queen, and couldn’t say what the American central bank was called, win the nomination for the vice presidency of the most powerful nation in the world? In a gripping two hours, HBO’s made-for-television movie GAME CHANGE revisits the full story of Sarah Palin’s candidacy in the last US presidential elections. This is a strikingly fair account. In its look behind the scenes, the film reveals that in the end, Palin was no more than a (willing) victim of a political machine bent on doing well in polls rather than on actually championing political ideas. They hired her on short notice as a camera-friendly figure women and the base of the Republican Party could identify with. In doing so, however, presidential candidate McCain’s campaign managers just plain forgot to check whether Palin had any basic knowledge of history and politics at all. Julianne Moore is totally immersed in her role as the governor from Alaska, and Woody Harrelson is equally convincing as campaign manager Steve Schmidt, who belatedly realizes his mistake.

In cooperation Sky Deutschland

Executive Producers
Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Jay Roach
Producer
Amy Sayres
Co-Executive Producers
Danny Strong, Steven Shareshian
Director
Jay Roach
Script
Danny Strong
Based on the book by
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Photography
Jim Denault
Editor
Lucia Zucchetti
Music
Theodore Shapir
Production Design
Michael Corenblith
Casting
David Rubin, Richard Hicks
Principal Cast
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris
Production Companies
HBO Films/Playtone Productions/Everyman Pictures

International Sales

HBO
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Tel.: +1 310 382 3000
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Domestic Sales

SKY Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG
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Deutschland
www.sky.de

Selected filmography Jay Roach

AUSTIN POWERS (1997), MEET THE PARENTS (2000), RECOUNT (2008), DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS (2010)