The War Room

Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes documentary about the Clinton for President campaign, focusing on the adventures of spin doctors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. Bill Clinton himself is almost never seen.
Production: Criterion Collection
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


...with some lingering

clouds around Kodiak Island.

Look for a chance

of overnight showers

along the mountainous areas

of South Eastern Alaska.

And now back to music on KBWZ,

Alaska listens.


Wait, you cut out. What?

No, dude,

my parents went to Europe

and they sent us to Alaska

to hang outwith my uncle.

It's fine.

Yeah, my uncle

is a paleontologist.

He collects dinosaur bones. I guess

he's taking us to work with him.


Brad? Brad, are you there?

Great, no signal.

Where are we going anyway?

I'll give you a clue.

I got it in here somewhere.

Ah, there we go!

Check it out.

What is it?

That, my friend, is

the tooth of a Gorgosaurus.

- Cool!

- Isn't it?

You know, it was almost as big

as a T-Rex, but way faster.

They roamed the Earth millions of

years ago and they got wiped out.

Their only living descendants

are birds and blah, blah, blah.

Oh, come on, man. You used to love

dinosaurs, you were an expert.

This guy must have

been really scary.

How do you think

he lost his tooth?

- The Gorge?

- Yeah.

I wonder if he was in, like, a huge

fight with a load of other dinosaurs.

My friend, Natalie, she ran into a

flagpole at school and lost two teeth.

There was blood everywhere.

Yeah, a flagpole will do that.

Let's go!

You sure you don't want to come?

I'm not really into

digging up dead things.

All right. Well,

stay close to the truck.

If you change your mind

just follow the trail up.

Got it.

Okay, bud.


Psst! Psst!

Hey, kid.

Yeah, you.

I'm talking to you.

What's wrong? You never

heard a bird talk before?

You think you're

pretty smart, don't you?

It's all right.

I'm not offended about

those things you

said about my ancestors.

Totally cool with it.

You should see your ancestors.

Three words:

But you know that

every fossil tells a story...

...and this tooth

tells a pretty good one.

So go ahead and pick it up.

Come on, come on, pick it up.

Pick it up, pick it up!

Come on, it won't bite you.

Not anymore, at least.

It will, however, open a

window into the ancient past.

A vibrant world of

wonder and danger,

when dinosaurs

roamed the earth...

...and birds looked

a little more like this.

There, you see? Now we can begin.

And try to keep up, will you?!

70 million years ago, in the late

Cretaceous period of planet Earth...

...there lived a miraculous...

...bird. That's me, Alex!

Alexornis, meaning

Alexander's Bird, insectivore.

Note the beautiful plumage...

...majestic wingspan,

the classically curved beak.

Not to brag, but I am kind

of the whole package.

Of course, if you're familiar

with the Cretaceous Period,

you probably know all of this.


Now watch closely.

This is a delicate operation,

best left to the professionals.

Ah, the enticing smell of decay.

Look at this tartar build-up.


Hey, watch it!

I'm telling you, it's

hard out here for a bird!

But enough about me.

The story you're about to see

concerns a friend of mine.

I gotta say,

it's a pretty good one,

filled with

mystery and adventure...

...hope and despair.

Excuse me while I take

a personal moment. Gotcha!

By the way, this isn't the guy I was

talking about, it's his mother.

She is a Pachyrhinosaurus.

Pachyrhinosaurus, meaning

thick-nosed lizard, herbivore.

But pay attention, because the

adventures of her son, Patchi...

...are the stuff of legend.

Which has nothing to do

with that stuff right there.

Let me at it.

Hey, that's not fair!

There he is!

That's Patchi.

Mm-mm, barf.

The runt of the litter, the guy

at the bottom of

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