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Swing State (2016)





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Seattle based rock DJ, Ethan Smith, hosts a popular radio program called Ears Wide Shut which appeals to his passion for music but unfortunately, pays a very low wage. When the conservative host of a right wing program also featured on the radio station goes missing, Ethan is called in to cover his absence. Donning a wig and bowtie, he invents the persona, Charles Fern, and brands himself "the new voice for the Right". Ethan intends the charade to be a one-time deal but his listeners find that the fictitious Fern is the tough talker they have been desperate to hear. When the talk show enjoys a huge spike in ratings following Ethan's hosting gig, he is asked to take over the high-paying host job full-time and pushed onto the national stage where he may make history but lose everything that matters to him in the process.

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Taryn Manning
as Adrienne Lockhart
Billy Zane
as Governor Richard Sollow
Sean Astin
as Bob Bernard
Angela Kinsey
as Susan Davis
Ted Levine
as Rouge Holmes
Elaine Hendrix
as Ann Alcott
Jake Busey
as Woody Woodrow
Lydia Hearst
as Julia Davis
Richard Riehle
as Tom Fleischman
Mark L. Young
as Neil Hornback
Gabriel Jarret
as Parking Enforcer
Jenica Bergere
as Sheila Browning
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Swing State generally scores, and if it's any indication, Sheldon's next film should prove winning.

January 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Swing State goes for light and broad comedy, while mocking both sides.

December 8, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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