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Still shot from the movie: Swing Vote.

Swing Vote

Usually, Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is an unshaven, beer-loving man, content to be the victim of life's circumstances. But that all changes when his proactive daughter (Madeline Carroll) registers him for the vote. Due to some problem with the election processes, Bud finds himself in the middle of the American presidency campaign -- with the daunting responsibility of casting the deciding ballot. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 31 Jul 2008
Video Release: 13 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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America has faced other political crisis in history. Thirteen Days is an intense fictionalized look at what happened behind the scenes during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. (It also features Swing Vote stars Kevin Costner who plays Bud and Charles Esten who plays Lewis.) The power of one man’s ability to influence history is portrayed in the story of William Wilberforce’s quest to end the British slave trade in the movie Amazing Grace.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 13 January 2009

Swing Vote hits DVD and Blu-ray with a look Inside the Campaign (the politics of production), an audio commentary with director/writer Joshua Michael Stern and writer Jason Richman, as well as deleted/extended scenes (with optional commentary by the director). Audio tracks are available in English—Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD) or Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (Blu-ray)—with subtitles in Spanish and English.

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