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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. »


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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Swing Vote is rated PG-13: for language.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Detailed Review

If there was ever an antidote for voter apathy in America (or anywhere in the free world), it might be Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner). The employment-challenged, single father guzzles liquor… 
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Why Is Swing Vote Rated PG-13?

Bud’s uncensored use of foul language results in the frequent use of vulgarities, terms of… 
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Talk It Over

Although this film explores the American elections, how is it applicable to voters in other… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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