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Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

The War Room

Edition 1994
96' - 1993 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker With: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel
The War Room is the central decision-making headquarters of the Clinton campaign for the presidency. In this riveting film, we witness for nearly a year in intimate detail a crew of young people responsible for upsetting George Bush. The crew is headed by a genius organizer, James Carvelle (who, it is revealed, is romantically involved with the woman running the Bush campaign!). The War Room is a classic Pennebaker/Hegedus documentary using the techniques of cinéma vérité, which Pennebaker co-founded in the early sixties.

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Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker


James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel

Director of Photography

Nick Doob, D.A. Pennebaker


Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer, D.A. Pennebaker


R.J. Cutler

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Countries of production

United States of America



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