The Last Debate

The Last Debate
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
James Garner Actor Mike Howley 1 1000001
Peter Gallagher Actor Tom Chapman 1 1000002
Audra McDonald Actor Barbara Manning 1 1000003
Donna Murphy Actor Joan Naylor 1 1000004
Marco Sanchez Actor Henry Ramirez 1 1000005
Dorian Harewood Actor Brad Lily 1 1000006
Michael Riley Actor Jack Turpin 1 1000007
Bruce Gray Actor Governor Paul L Greene 1 1000008
Stephen Young Actor Richard Meredith 1 1000009
Lawrence Dane Actor Sidney Robert Mulvane 1 1000010
Denis Akiyama Actor TV Makeup Artist 1 1000011
John Badham Actor Don Beard 1 1000012
Chuck Campbell Actor Bartender 1 1000013
Leslie Carlson Actor Pat Tubbs 1 1000014
Brendan Connor Actor Reporter 1 1000015
Richard Davidson Actor Ken Dixon 1 1000016
Peter Donaldson Actor Jeff Grayson 1 1000017
Martin Doyle Actor Jim Weaver 1 1000018
Reg Dreger Actor Party Guest 1 1000019
Barry Flatman Actor Ned Cannon 1 1000020
Colin Fox Actor Joshua L Simonson 1 1000021
Laura French Actor Barbara--Meredith Staffer 1 1000022
Chris Gillett Actor Party Guest 1 1000023
Patrice Goodman Actor Roz Weisberg 1 1000024
Barbara Gordon Actor Lorraine Hampstead 1 1000025
Nicky Guadagni Actor Sam Minter 1 1000026
Nancy Harewood Actor Bonnie Kerr 1 1000027
Maggie Huculak Actor Gwyn Garrison 1 1000028
Judah Katz Actor Bob Lucas 1 1000029
Jenny Kim Actor Mike Howley's Assistant 1 1000030
Peter Kosaka Actor Reporter 1 1000031
Ann Marin Actor Female Reporter 1 1000032
Sharron Matthews Actor Barbara Fan 1 1000033
Terry McGurrin Actor Henry's Boyfriend 1 1000034
Doug Murray Actor Jeff Field 1 1000035
Shelly Peterson Actor Joyce Meredith 1 1000036
Ed Queffelec Actor Eddie 1 1000037
Bryan Renfro Actor Injured Reporter 1 1000038
Don Ritchie Actor Chuck Hammond 1 1000039
Martin Roach Actor Room Service Waiter 1 1000040
Gail Roberts Actor Arline 1 1000041
Brenda Robins Actor Carol Reynolds 1 1000042
Tim Rykert Actor Henry--Greene Staffer 1 1000043
Djanet Sears Actor Nancy Dewey 1 1000044
Sanjay Talwar Actor Reporter 1 1000045
Annabelle Torsein Actor Alison Meredith 1 1000046
Vanessa Vaughan Actor Grace Dinkins 1 1000047
Lynn Vogt Actor Ellen Greene 1 1000048
Robin Ward Actor Mark Southeran 1 1000049
Valerie Williams Actor Nancy Dewey's Secretary 1 1000050
Eamon Zekkou Actor TV Director 1 1000051
Fred Barnes Actor Himself 1 1000052
Paul Begala Actor Himself 1 1000053
David Brooks Actor Himself 1 1000054
Eleanor Clift Actor Herself 1 1000055
E Dionne Actor Himself 1 1000056
David Dreier Actor Himself 1 1000057
Paul Gigot Actor Himself 1 1000058
Albert Hunt Actor Himself 1 1000059
Frank Luntz Actor Himself 1 1000060
Kiki McLean Actor Herself 1 1000061
Susan Molinari Actor Herself 1 1000062
Robert Novak Actor Himself 1 1000063
James Pinkerton Actor Himself 1 1000064
Charles Rangel Actor Himself 1 1000065
Mark Shields Actor Himself 1 1000066
Jake Tapper Actor Himself 1 1000067
James Warren Actor Himself 1 1000068
John Badham Director n/a 2 2000001
Eamon Zekkou Director live video director 2 2000002
Tony Scott Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Ridley Scott Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Diane Minter Lewis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jon Maas Producer n/a 3 3000004
Cammie Crier Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Fritzi Horstman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Jon Maas Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jim Lehrer Source Material (from novel) ("The Last Debate") 120793 4000002
Laurie McLarty Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Robert Ditchburn Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Joanne Tickle Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jane Walker Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Norayr Kasper Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Spicer Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Brent Spiteri Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000003
David Woods Video Playback n/a 505 6000004
Gary Mueller Video video supervisor 120800 6000005
Alex Dukay Photography stills photographer 120835 6000006
Ben Holzberg Photography stills photographer 120835 6000007
Michael Gibson Photography stills photographer 120835 6000008
Trevor Wiens Camera Trainee n/a 120998 6000009
Frank Morriss Editor n/a 172 7000001
Debra Weinfeld Editor montage editor 172 7000002
Arthur Rubinstein Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eric Fraser Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Marlene Puritt Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Evan Webber Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Lisa Freiberger Casting n/a 179 10000001
Robin Cook Casting (Toronto) 179 10000002
Jim Lehrer Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Jennifer Buck Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Alexander Reda Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Etheline Joseph Hair key hair 120794 13000003
Catherine Viot Makeup key makeup 353 13000004
Charlene Roberson Makeup key makeup(James Garner) 353 13000005
David Grant Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Jane Walker Grip grips supervisor 365 15000001
Richard Parker Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Anton Tyukodi Stunts stunt performer(Michael Riley) 240 19000002
C Fidler Stunts stunt performer(Reporter) 240 19000003
Paula Bolela Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Brent Spiteri Other focus puller 120795 26000001
Katrina Sutton-Gilpatric Publicity publicist(Showtime/Los Angeles) 120789 29000001
Joan Ziff Publicity publicist(Showtime/New York) 120789 29000002
Synopsis
Four journalists change the course of American history by influencing a presidential debate to favor the candidate they think should be elected. Based on the novel by Jim Lehrer.<P>It's less than two weeks before the presidential election and the polls show a dead heat. After months of negotiation, presidential candidates Republican pundit Richard Meredith and Democratic Governor Paul L. Greene have finally agreed to debate each other on live television. They have chosen popular political columnist Mike Howley to be the moderator of the debate and his co-panelists to be political magazine writer Barbara Manning, TV anchorwoman Joan Naylor and radio reporter Henry Ramirez. Just 24 hours before the debate, Howley is presented with damaging allegations regarding one of the candidates. With no time before the debate to check the veracity of the accusations, do the panelists use the information?<P>With the cameras rolling and millions of people watching, Howley, Naylor, Ramirez and Manning throw away the predetermined ground rules of the debate. They unleash a barrage of questions aimed at Meredith, accusing him of a pattern of physical violence involving his wife, his daughter and others formerly in his employ. A stunned and outraged Meredith storms off stage, but not before hurling a microphone and threatening the panelists.<P>In a landslide decision, Greene is elected President of the United States, his victory the direct result of his opponent unraveling on national television. Suddenly, the four panelists have become instant celebrities. Only Howley has chosen to shun the limelight, refusing to explain the actions of the panel other than that they felt their duties as patriotic citizens overrode their roles as journalists. Howley's reluctance to talk does not sit well with Tom Chapman, a contributing editor for "The 5th" magazine. He thinks the public deserves to know more than they've been told. Chapman's got a lot of questions he wants answers to as he attempts to get the real story behind the debate.