Al Franken: God Spoke
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNick Doob
Chris Hegedus
Produced byRebecca Marshall
Frazer Pennebaker
StarringAl Franken
Music byEd Smart
Distributed byBalcony Releasing
Release date
  • September 13, 2006 (2006-09-13)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Al Franken: God Spoke is a 2006 documentary film starring political commentator and future United States Senator Al Franken. The film was made by the same producers of The War Room. It was released in April 2006 at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in the US in September 2006 starting in New York City.

Plot

Franken on book tour, promoting his 2005 release, The Truth (With Jokes).
Franken on book tour, promoting his 2005 release, The Truth (With Jokes).

In Al Franken: God Spoke, the makers of The War Room capture the emergence of Al Franken as a political commentator. The film is shot over the course of two years and follows Franken from his highly publicized feud with Fox News Channel anchor Bill O'Reilly to his fierce campaign against President George W. Bush during the 2004 election.

The film goes to several different places to catch Franken in real settings. The film crew went with him to Iraq during a USO tour in that country, followed him during his airing on Air America Radio, and during his various campaigns. The film crew is given behind the scenes access as the noted liberal goes up against his rivals. The film features many of those allied with Franken and many of his opponents. Some of his allies in this film include Michael Moore, Al Gore, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Some of his featured opponents include Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly.

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