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Tanner '88

Spine #258

Oct 5, 2004

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • English subtitles

Tanner '88

Directed By: Robert Altman
Starring: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Cynthia Nixon, Kevin J. O'Connor, Daniel Jenkins, Jim Fyfe, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Anderson, E.G. Marshall, David Alan Grier, Rebecca De Mornay
Licensor: Sandcastle Productions

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In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a cross between a soap opera and TV news. The result was the groundbreaking Tanner '88, a piercing satire of media-age American politics, in which actors Michael Murphy (as contender Jack Tanner) and Cynthia Nixon (as his daughter) rub elbows on the campaign trail with real-life political players Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader, Kitty Dukakis, and Gloria Steinem, among many others. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the complete eleven-episode television series-more relevant today than ever.

  • Episode introductions featuring original cast members created for Sundance Channel's 2004 broadcast of Tanner '88
  • New video conversation between series creators Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau


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