Game Change (2012)

Director
Jay Roach

Main cast
Julianne Moore; Woody Harrelson; Ed Harris; Peter MacNicol; Jamey Sheridan

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.


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