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Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | | Documentary | 1 May 2019 (USA)
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A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

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Rachel Lears
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ... Self - U.S. House Candidate District New York
Cori Bush ... Self - Running for Congress in Missouri's First District
Joe Crowley ... Self - Congressman
Paula Jean Swearengin ... Self - Running for Senate in West Virginia
Amy Vilela ... Self - Running for Congress in Nevada's Fourth District
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isra Allison ... Self - Brand New Congress
Zoltan Boka Zoltan Boka ... Self - New York State Human Rights Commission
Ruschell Boone ... Self
Saikat Chakrabarti ... Self - Chief of Staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Sagar Deshpande ... Self - Brand New Congress
Jozette Figueredo ... Self - Amy's Daughter
Shalynne Figueredo Shalynne Figueredo ... Self - Amy's Daughter (archive footage)
Jo-Ann Floyd-Whitehead ... Self - Community Organizer
Christian Omar Gonzalez Christian Omar Gonzalez ... Self (as Christian Gonzalez)
Darryl Gray ... Self - Civil Rights Veteran (as Rev. Darryl Gray)
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Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry. Written by Netflix

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief smoking. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Knock Down the House See more »

Filming Locations:

Kentucky, USA See more »

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Trivia

Of the four candidates featured in the film, only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on to win her general election race. See more »

Connections

Features Morning Joe (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Performed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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See AOC running for Congress
14 April 2019 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

This excellent documentary showcases four women running for office in the 2018 election. We are now all familiar with AOC but at the time of shooting the film she was just a bartender from the Bronx. Fascinating to see her developing a political style and joining a movement to change the system. All the women in the film are amazing and make great representatives. We need them and others to make a difference!


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