The Campaign

The Campaign

  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Writer: Chris Henchy,Shawn Harwell,Adam McKay
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 10, 2012
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Southern Rivals
  • "Politics" is a comedy film released by Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Jay Roach , written by Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy , starring Will Ferrell , Zach Galifianakis , Dylan McDermott, etc. It was released in the United States on August 10, 2012. 
    The film tells a series of interesting stories about Senator Keim Brady and Marty Huggins who were involved in sex scandals in the process of competing for the seat of Congress. 


    • Release date August 10, 2012
    • Filming locations Courthouse Square, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
    • Production companies Warner Bros., Gary Sanchez Productions, Everyman Pictures

    Box office


    $95,000,000 (estimated)

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    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Marty 2021-11-22 18:54:22

      American politics---Golden's brilliant defeat

      Are you disappointed in the celestial dynasty? Do you love democracy and freedom? Are you eagerly looking forward to the rescue by American soldiers? Are you an elite? Lead the way? Are you eagerly looking forward to everyone's right to vote? If the answer is "Yes!" Then, welcome to watch this film, it will shatter your beautiful capitalist dreams~~~ Although the result is dreamy, it is just a comedy-like beautiful yearning

      ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am the plot...

    • By Wilford 2021-11-22 18:54:22

      Also on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign Debate

      I also said that the 2012 U.S. presidential election debate was

      due to the lack of light/electricity/general administration in the U.S., which led to the release of such a film, telling the ugly truth about which candidate is not backed by capitalists’ dollars.

      Compared with the current 2012 U.S. presidential election, I watched three The debate,

      1, Obama and Romney often talk about China, just like in the movie. They both think that China is a currency...

    • By Agustina 2021-11-22 18:54:22

      Everyone loves

      The Chinese like to sing red songs and make anti-Japanese films for sexual obscenity; Americans like to expose their filth and make them into movies for the world to see, from the king of war to the political melee. However, the ending of the film is too ideal, and even the truth-tellers will have some "accidents" even in the United States. Instead of upholding justice and hitting evil as shown at the end. In the final analysis, Americans are also obsessed. Big financial groups run...

    • By Leatha 2021-11-22 18:54:22

      Is China so terrible in the eyes of the American people! You guys are bullying others, okay?

      Because rarely see political theme
      so chose comedy to adjust the atmosphere so

      foul language constantly
      , but used to see American films I'm used
      inside what has been sold to Chinese enterprises mentioned
      I wanted to know
      in the minds of the American people can be so China Fear?
      You guys are bullying others, okay!

      The most funny thing is the ending.
      Two unscrupulous, shameless, low-quality, and weak IQ people
      at the last...

    • By Amparo 2021-11-22 18:54:22

      A simple comedy, but it caused me to think deeply

      Yes, art comes from life, and American elections are ridiculous both in the director's lens and in reality, but is this the fault of electoral democracy? I think it is not. I have seen too many current political news and historical events and cases. I am more and more convinced that any form of thought in the world, especially religion and ideology, is essentially a tool. The problem is never the tool, but the use of the tool. people.

      Just like a gun, a gun...

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    • By Meagan 2022-04-23 07:01:56

      The new century's running for governor. The ending is...

    • By Marion 2022-04-23 07:01:56

      2012.12.23 Although the ending is a little too idealistic, this satirical political comedy still received considerable "laughing fruit", which is even more precious. Although the theme reflects the electoral process with all its ugliness, those laughs are not. But it is quite warm, lovely, and not at all vulgar.

    • By Maddison 2022-04-23 07:01:56

      Originally thought it was a small-budget comedy, but I didn't expect to have additional surprises. Praise Zach ~ so...

    • By Misael 2022-04-23 07:01:56

      2333 The southern accent can be regarded as Shanghai dialect/Trump if I listen to it too much, I think it's cute, but Zach [last name I never remember] I can laugh at anything. Help, this is sick Governance 233333

    • By Hayden 2022-04-23 07:01:56

      The American version of Wang Baoqiang~!...

    Movie plot

    Just as the last days are approaching, Congressman Keim Brady ( Will Farrell ) , who has been cautious in his words and deeds, made a low-level mistake in a very important public place. Let two unscrupulous political brokers who are not bound by any ethical norms see a glimmer of opportunity. Under their design and arrangement, not only does Keim have an additional competitor, but they quickly let the candidate's influence Expanded to...
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    Creative background of

    The origin of the creation of "Political Melee" comes from the fact that after Jay Roach finished filming "Voting Disturbance", due to his preference for the genre of the drama, due to the limitation of the whole story, it did not completely let go, which also made the director produce I became interested in this kind of subject matter, and since then I have been thinking about how to make another film about politics. After seeing the...
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    Evaluation action

    "Political Melee" portrays modern politics as a group of idealists who lack universal values, trying to make the country a better place through public service. There are always characters who are corrupt, good at manipulating, and crazy narcissistic. Everyone is hovering on the edge, everyone has a handle, and everyone will be furious because of a little bit of something.  (Sina Entertainment Review)
    "Political Melee" is a satirical...
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    Movie quotes

    • Mitch: What's it all about?

      Cam Brady: America, Jesus, freedom.

    • Cam Brady: [on answering machine] Hey Shana. It's congressman Cam Brady here. I just stepped away from a family dinner to tell you I wish I wasn't eating fried steak. I wish I was eating Shana pussy. Seriously, baby, you get me so hard my dick presses against my zipper and it hurts like a motherfucker. What else? Oh, hey, I got your parents tickets to The Producers. And, oh, yeah, let's do something crazy weird next time like lick each other's buttholes in a Denny's bathroom. All right, I gotta go. Cam Brady in '012.

    • Marty Huggins: Well, I'll tell you this. I'll make you proud. I will. I'll make you - I'll make you real proud.

      Raymond Huggins: I'd say there's mathematically zero chance of that happening. Your brother Tripp is a bull's-eye. But you look like Richard Simmons just crapped out a goddamn hobbit.

      Marty Huggins: Dad, if you're still holding a grudge because I wore Crocs to Mom's funeral... like I've told you a thousand times, I'm sorry. Mom would've wanted it that way. She was casual.

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