The Campaign

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 85 min
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. read more
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When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

Original Release

08/09/2012

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Cast

Will Ferrell Cam Brady
Zach Galifianakis Marty Huggins
Jason Sudeikis Mitch
Dylan McDermott Tim Wattley
Katherine LaNasa Rose Brady
John Lithgow Glenn Motch
Sarah Baker Mitzi Huggins
Millard Darden Moderator Carl Terry
Kya Haywood Dylan Huggins
Dan Aykroyd Wade Motch
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Directors

Jay Roach

Writers

Chris Henchy, Adam McKay, Shawn Harwell

Cast

Will Ferrell Cam Brady
Zach Galifianakis Marty Huggins
Jason Sudeikis Mitch
Dylan McDermott Tim Wattley
Katherine LaNasa Rose Brady
John Lithgow Glenn Motch
Sarah Baker Mitzi Huggins
Millard Darden Moderator Carl Terry
Kya Haywood Dylan Huggins
Dan Aykroyd Wade Motch
Brian Cox Raymond Huggins
Amelia Jackson-Gray Becky
Josh Lawson Tripp
Thomas Middleditch Travis
Scott A. Martin Wes - Cam Brady Supporter
Karen Maruyama Mrs. Yao
Kate Miner Shana (as Kate Lang Johnson)
Krystal Ellsworth Dancer
P.J. Byrne Rick - Ad Agency Guy
Rowan Joseph Reporter Gary

Producers

Chris Henchy Executive Producer
Jon Poll Executive Producer
Amy Sayres Executive Producer
Zach Galifianakis Producer
Adam McKay Producer
Jay Roach Producer
Will Ferrell Producer
Michelle Graham Producer
Jeffrey Harlacker Producer
Josh King Producer

Editors

Craig Alpert, Jon Poll

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