GenreComedy, Drama Running time1h 38m Music directorNick Urata LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)
(Seattle International Film Festival) Based onZioncheck for President
by Phil Campbell WriterPhil Campbell (book), Stephen Gyllenhaal (screenplay), Justin Rhodes (screenplay) CastJason Biggs (Phil Campbell), Joel David Moore (Grant Cogswell), Lauren Ambrose (Emily Bowen), Cobie Smulders (Clair), Tom Arnold (Tommy), Todd Stashwick (Nick Ricochet) Similar moviesRelated Stephen Gyllenhaal movies
TaglineDemocracy with a Smile
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Grassroots is a 2012 American film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, based on the book Zioncheck for President by Phil Campbell.
Shot in Seattle, the film revolves around a grassroots campaign for Seattle City Council and explores what happens when a dedicated activist tries to realize a vision by seeking political office.
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The film tells the story of Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs), a journalist who has just lost his job and gets roped into leading Grant Cogswell's political campaign. Grant, played by Joel David Moore, is Phil's enthusiastic friend whose passion for the monorail inspires him to run for Seattle City Council. Grant is running against Richard McIver, played by Cedric the Entertainer, and although McIver has more money and more supporters, Grant's blind passion paired with Phil's strategy makes Grant a contender.