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Thursday, December 22, 2011
On the Campaign Trail
As the primaries near, I find myself recalling Tanner '88. I remember watching it on HBO all those years ago. I picked up the Criterion edition when it came out a few years back. It is quite raw, but gives one a "real" sense of the primary process in New Hampshire. Michael Murphy was excellent as Tanner, as was Pamela Reed as his campaign manager. A young Cynthia Nixon played his daughter. Well worth watching.