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Grassroots

Rating:R (for pervasive language and brief drug use)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:June 22, 2012
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Cobie Smulders, Jason Biggs, Cedric the Entertainer, Christopher McDonald, Lauren Ambrose
Director:Stephen Gyllenhaal
Producer:Peggy Case, Brent Stiefel, Matthew R. Brady, Michael Huffington, Peggy Rajsk
Writer:Stephen Gyllenhaal
Distributor:Samuel Goldwyn Films

Description: A short-tempered, unemployed music critic who likes to dress as a polar bear thinks he can harness the power of the people to ride the monorail to political victory in Seattle. And he's right. Almost. It's before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama. It's 2001, and political unknown Grant Cogswell decides he must take down Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver. Grant has only one dream, but it's a big one: an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city's wet streets. Grassroots is a character-driven comedy about the power of the people and the virtues of standing up for what you believe in. Against all odds.

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