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Tanner '88 (1988 - 1988)

Tanner '88 (1988 - 1988)




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A fictitious Democratic presidential candidate hits the campaign trail in this groundbreaking series directed by Robert Altman and written by `Doonesbury' cartoonist Garry Trudeau. Shot in cinéma-vérité style, its use of such figures as Bob Dole, Gary Hart, Gloria Steinem, Ralph Nader and Pat Robertson playing themselves added even more verisimilitude. In 2004, Altman and Trudeau revived the concept, with Tanner's daughter Alex seeking financing for a documentary about a run for the presidency.

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1988, HBO, 11 episodes


Michael Murphy
as Jack Tanner
Pamela Reed
as TJ Cavanaugh
Cynthia Nixon
as Alex Tanner
Ilana Levine
as Andrea Spinelli
Daniel Jenkins
as Stringer Kincaid
Wendy Crewson
as Joanna Buckley
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Taggerty Hayes
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Series Details

TV Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Feb 15, 1988
Genre: Drama
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