OFF THE RESERVATION

By Jason ALEXANDER

FUNNY HOW FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2018

On the verge of retirement, a straight-talking U.S. congressman campaigns for president in this fast-paced, wryly comic, and vastly satisfying political satire.


    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jason ALEXANDER
    • Writer(s)
    • Glen MERZER
    • Producer(s)
    • Doug MARSCHKE (FUNNY HOW FILMS), Jason ROGAN (FUNNY HOW FILMS), John CAIRNS (PARKLAND PICTURES)
    • Synopsis
    • On the verge of retirement, a straight-talking U.S. congressman campaigns for president in this fast-paced, wryly comic, and vastly satisfying political satire.

      Just weeks after announcing he wouldn’t be seeking re-election, Congressman Evan Gorgoni of Indiana finds himself thrust back into the national spotlight after his frank and defeatist appearance on Meet The Press. “Truth is…there are too many people in the world,” he says. “If civilization keeps procreating this way, we’re doomed.” Refreshed by his realist approach, the media starts floating his name for a presidential bid. The Democratic senator ignores the hype—he’s enjoying retirement—until meeting his would-be contenders. “If I don’t run,” he tells Monty Berg, his quick-witted campaign manager, “the country’s going to choose between another cynical tax-cutter, and Nate Poston. Who has never met a question he couldn’t dodge.” With the help of Monty, he wins the Democratic primary and spends the rest of Merzer’s electrifying debut novel running against his Republican opponent, Gov. Malcolm Benneton, on a loose platform of population control and environmental sustainability. Refusing to prepare speeches, Gorgoni eschews grand promises and often loses himself in tangents.
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