“Swing Vote”

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An ordinary Joe accidentally gets the power to choose the next president of the United States in “Swing Vote”, a smart and timely comedy coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on Jan. 13 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. An all-star cast and a full slate of bonus features, including exclusive glimpses behind the scenes, filmmaker commentary and deleted scenes, light up an election year comedy about the power of one.

Two-time Oscar® winner Kevin Costner (1990 winner, Best Director and Best Picture, Dances with Wolves) stars as Bud Johnson, a regular guy whose life has just taken an unexpected turn. Costner is aided by an all-star lineup including two-time Oscar® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers, 1969, Best Screenplay, East Rider), five-time Emmy® winner Kelsey Grammer (2005 winner, Outstanding Voiceover Performance, “The Simpsons”; 2003, 1997, 1994 and 1993 winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, “Frasier”), Nathan Lane (The Producers, The Lion King), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl), George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, TV’s “The George Lopez Show”) and newcomer Madeline Carroll as Molly, Johnson’s wise-beyond-her years daughter.

Bud Johnson is content to coast through life in a dead end job, until his precocious twelve-year old, Molly, sets off a chain of events that results in a presidential election coming down to a single vote: Bud’s. Political operatives swarm his tiny hometown in New Mexico in an all-out battle for his ballot and there are no lengths the Republican incumbent Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) and Democratic candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper) won’t go to in order to curry Bud’s favor. As the underhanded antics of their campaign managers, played by Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane, create hilarious consequences, Bud realizes that beyond the implications for the nation, this is his shot at winning his daughter’s respect. winning his daughter’s respect.

DVD and Blu-ray BONUS FEATURES

  • Inside the Campaign: The Politics of Production – Go behind the scenes for a look at the all-star cast, the real political pundits and the small town location of Belen, New Mexico that all combined to bring this movie to life.
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes – With optional commentary by director and writer Joshua Michael Stern)
  • Audio Commentary – Feature commentary with writer and director Joshua Michael Stern and writer Jason Richman.

“Swing Vote” has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (U.S.) and $35.99 (Canada) for the DVD and $34.99 (U.S.) and $44.99 (Canada) for Blu-ray Hi-Def.

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