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Tanner on Tanner (5-Oct-2004)

Director: Robert Altman

Writer: Garry Trudeau

Keywords: Comedy, Mockumentary

Sundance sequel to Tanner '88 focuses on the life and times of former Democratic Presidential hopeful Jack Tanner's daughter.

ABSTRACT
Sequel to Tanner '88 (1988). Struggling filmmaker Alex Tanner aspires to produce a documentary, titled My Candidate, about father and erstwhile Presidential candidate Jack Tanner. After receiving advice from Robert Redford following her piece's tepid reception at an independent film festival, Alex sets out to meet up with important figures from her father's infamous 1988 bid, embarking on a journey filled with mishaps and strife on her way to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Belafonte
Singer/Songwriter
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Carl Bernstein
Journalist
14-Feb-1944   Broke the Watergate story
Jimmy Carter
Head of State
1-Oct-1924   39th US President, 1977-81
Max Cleland
Politician
24-Aug-1942   US Senator from Georgia, 1997-2003
Bill Clinton
Head of State
19-Aug-1946   42nd US President, 1993-2001
Janeane Garofalo
Comic
28-Sep-1964   Actor, Comedian, Author, Activist
Dick Gephardt
Politician
31-Jan-1941   Congressman from Missouri, 1977-2005
Al Gore
Politician
31-Mar-1948   US Vice President under Clinton
Ed Helms
Comic
24-Jan-1974   The Daily Show
Jesse Jackson
Activist
8-Oct-1941   Rainbow Coalition
John Kerry
Politician
11-Dec-1943   US Secretary of State
Luke MacFarlane
Actor
19-Jan-1980   Over There
Aasif Mandvi
Actor
5-Mar-1966   Daily Show correspondent
Chris Matthews
Talk Show Host
17-Dec-1945   Hardball with Chris Matthews
John Cougar Mellencamp
Singer/Songwriter
7-Oct-1951   Jack and Diane
Michael Murphy
Actor
05-May-1938   An Unmarried Woman
Cynthia Nixon
Actor
9-Apr-1966   Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City
Barack Obama
Head of State
4-Aug-1961   44th President of the United States
Robert Redford
Actor
18-Aug-1936   The Sundance Kid
Pamela Reed
Actor
2-Apr-1949   Gail Green on Jericho
Krysten Ritter
Actor
16-Dec-1981   Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Al Sharpton
Activist
3-Oct-1954   Minister, Presidential hopeful

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