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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.
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Swing Vote is rated PG-13 for language.
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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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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.