Swing Vote (2008)

120 min.
Plot  In a presidential election set somewhere in the near future, Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), a lovable loser from Texico, New Mexico, who is coasting through life and hasn't had a single political thought in his head, is thrust into an improbable dilemma. In response, he is coaxed by his 8-year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll) to take more of a serious approach to life. Molly runs the household and sees an opportunity on election day to energize her father. Molly, frustrated with her father's apathy toward voting, sneaks into her local polling place and tries to vote on behalf of Bud. However, due to the voting machines being unplugged, the ballot is registered, but there is no decision on which candidate gets the vote. The entire election comes down to this one man and, namely, Bud's vote. Neither candidate has a majority in the electoral college without New Mexico's electoral votes. The popular vote is tied for the two major candidates in New Mexico, leaving Bud to decide the next ...  



Kevin Costner
Ernest "Bud" Johnson
Madeline Carroll
Molly Johnson
Paula Patton
Kate Madison
Kelsey Grammer
President Andrew "Andy" Boone
Dennis Hopper
Donald "Don" Greenleaf
Nathan Lane
Arthur "Art" Crumb
Stanley Tucci
Martin "Marty" Fox
George Lopez
John Sweeney
Mare Winningham
Larissa Johnson
Mark Moses
Attorney General Wyatt


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Swing Vote
English Original Title

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United States




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