“Swing Vote” & 1821 Productions

“Swing Vote” premiered last weekend in theaters. The movie deals with elections and how important a single vote can become under certain circumstances.

Kevin Costner stars as Bud Johnson, an apathetic, beer slinging, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by, except for the one bright spot in his mundane existence, his precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly. She takes care of them both, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the presidential election coming down to one vote, her dads.

Suddenly, Bud Johnson, the nobody, becomes the voice for everybody when the world realizes that his vote will be the one that elects the next president. Politicians invade the small town of Texico, New Mexico and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war for Bud’s vote. (nmfilm.com)

The movie is one of the first feature films produced by 1821 Pictures. The company which was previously known as G&M Films belongs to Terry Dougas & Paris Kasidokostas who are also working on several new projects. Some of their movies which are listed as in “post production” on IMDB are “The Box“, “The Side of the Truth” and “True Believer: The Father of Super Heroes“.


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