Release Date: 9/17/2004 Mystery, Political, Satire Rated: R Runtime: 2 hrs 9 mins
From Hollywood.com

Set against the backdrop of a mythic “New West,” a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, “user-friendly” candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado’s venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during his gubernatorial campaign. When Pilager finds that he’s reeled in a corpse during the taping of an environmental political ad, his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven, hires former idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective Danny O’Brien to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family’s enemies. Danny’s investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers.
Cast: Chris Cooper , Danny Huston , Richard Dreyfuss , Michael Murphy , Daryl Hannah , Thora Birch


Director: John Sayles , Haskell Wexler