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Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Don't Look Back) and Chris Hegedus shot behind-the-scenes at command central for Bill Clinton's 1992 election campaign and came up with this film. You won't find the kind of daily damage-control and skirt-chasing indirectly alleged in Primary Colors, but the filmmakers do give us a strong sense of the uphill battle of a presidential campaign. The center of the film is really James Carville, who steered the machine for Clinton's '92 run and who comes across in this film as a deeply passionate, complex, and somehow timeless man who could have fit into any chapter of American history. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

New Filmmaker Introduction: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker share some stories behind the making of The War Room.

Subtitles: Spanish, French


James Carville
George Stephanopoulos

  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Director: D.A. Pennebaker
  • Producer: TriMark
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 3, 1994
    EuropeFeb 13, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 5, 2004
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