Swing Vote parents guide

Swing Vote

Every vote matters.

Overall A-

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.

Release date July 31, 2008

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Swing Vote rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Swing Vote PG-13 for language.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Swing Vote rated PG-13? Swing Vote is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language.

Bud’s uncensored use of foul language results in the frequent use of vulgarities, terms of Deity and one use of a sexual expletive. His chronic alcohol consumption leaves him unable to adequately care for his daughter who becomes the parent in their relationship. It also contributes to his job loss, and poses problems when he attempts to drive while drunk. As well, he imbibes to avoid the trials of life. A woman slaps a man following a disagreement and a couple argues in front of a child. Another female suffers from addictions, and her prescription bottles are shown. There are brief discussions about strippers, homosexual marriage, abortion (with depictions of children disappearing into a puff of smoke), and child social services. While fishing, a man threads a worm onto a hook.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Swing Vote is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and stars Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Swing Vote movie is January 13, 2009. Here are some details…

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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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.

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