TANNER '88: CHILD'S PLAY (TV)

Summary

One in this comedy series, directed by Robert Altman and written by Garry Trudeau, about a fictitious presidential candidate named Tanner. Actual candidates from the 1988 presidential election appear in this series. In this episode, Tanner and staff visit Los Angeles. Tanner considers firing Stringer, while meanwhile Stringer tries to convince the candidate that he should use his secret affair with Joanna for political gain. At a star-studded Hollywood pool party hosted by Rebecca DeMornay, Tanner mingles with the entertainment community and bumps into a few bizarre guests. Also, Tanner learns how to project a more dynamic television personality as the debates approach. This program is closed-captioned.

Details

  • NETWORK: HBO
  • DATE: June 6, 1988 Monday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:32
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:25580
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: HBO - TV series, 1988
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CREDITS

    • Robert Altman … Executive Producer, Director
    • Garry Trudeau … Executive Producer, Writer
    • Scott Bushnell … Producer
    • Frank Barhydt … Associate Producer
    • Matthew Seig … Associate Producer
    • Allan Nicholls … Direction (Misc.), Associate Director, Stage Manager
    • Michael Murphy … Cast, Jack Tanner
    • Pamela Reed … Cast, T.J. Cavanaugh
    • Cynthia Nixon … Cast, Alex Tanner
    • Kevin J. O'Connor … Cast, Taggerty Hayes
    • Daniel Jenkins … Cast, Stringer Kincaid
    • Jim Fyfe … Cast, Emile Berkoff
    • Matt Malloy … Cast, Deke Connors
    • Ilana Levine … Cast, Andrea Spinelli
    • Veronica Cartwright … Cast, Reporter Molly Hark
    • Richard Cox … Cast, Reporter David Seidelman
    • Greg Procaccino … Cast, Barney Kittman
    • Sandra Bowie … Cast, Stevie Chevalier
    • Wendy Crewson … Cast, Joanna Buckley
    • John Considine … Cast, Duke Crodian
    • David Alan Grier … Cast, Secret Serviceman
    • Cameron Thor … Cast, Secret Serviceman
    • Ned Bellamy … Cast, Secret Serviceman
    • Ken Daly … Cast, Secret Serviceman
    • Mal Jenkins … Cast, Secret Serviceman
    • James Terry … Cast, Molly's Cameraman
    • Frank Barhydt … Cast, Frank Gatling
    • Rebecca DeMornay … Cast, herself
    • Dorothy Sarnoff … Cast, herself
    • Kim Cranston … Cast, herself
    • Sandra J. Burud … Cast, herself
    • Harlow … Cast, themselves