Grassroots (2012)

Grassroots
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Comedy, Political
Keywords environmental, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jason Biggs Actor Phil Campbell 1 1000001
Joel Moore Actor Grant Cogswell 1 1000002
Lauren Ambrose Actor Emily Bowen 1 1000003
Cedric Entertainer Actor Richard Mciver 1 1000004
Cobie Smulders Actor Clair 1 1000005
Christopher McDonald Actor Jim Tripp 1 1000006
Tom Arnold Actor Tommy 1 1000007
Emily Bergl Actor Theresa Glendon 1 1000008
D.C. Pierson Actor Wayne 1 1000009
Todd Stashwick Actor Nick Ricochet 1 1000010
Stephen Gyllenhaal Director n/a 2 2000001
Peggy Case Producer n/a 3 3000001
Brent Stiefel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Matthew Brady Producer n/a 3 3000003
Michael Huffington Producer n/a 3 3000004
Peggy Rajski Producer n/a 3 3000005
Robin Gurland Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Kathleen Gyllenhaal Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Stephen Gyllenhaal Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Justin Rhodes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Phil Campbell Source Material (from book: "Zioncheck for President") 120786 4000003
Sean Porter Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Neil Mandelberg Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Meinert Music (consultant) 120781 8000001
John Richards Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Amy Richards Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Alethia Austin Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000004
Laurie Hicks Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Robin Gurland Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Ron Leamon Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
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, with only a tiny footprint - "like a kids' lemonade stand!" - on the ground. He is apoplectic with rage over McIver's mass transit proposal: a ground rail train he thinks will destroy lower class neighborhoods, wreak environmental harm on the local salmon population, and destroy the city.