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The Campaign

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Campaign


When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other.
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Video: Trailer: The Campaign

MPAA rating:
R
for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity
Cast:
Brian Cox; John Lithgow; Zach Galifianakis; Jason Sudeikis; Dan Aykroyd; Katherine LaNasa; Dylan McDermott; Will Ferrell
Directed by:
Jay Roach
Genre:
Comedy
Running time:
01:37
Release date:
2012
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