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The West Wing

Year:
Duration:
44 min | USA:60 min (including commercials)
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
8.8
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 92 wins & 195 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-09-22
Filming Locations: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
The West Wing
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar
The West Wing
Amy Adams
The West Wing
David Burtka
David Burtka
The West Wing
Evan Handler
Evan Handler
The West Wing
Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris
The West Wing
Michael Mack
Michael Mack
The West Wing
Emily Procter
Emily Procter
The West Wing
Steve Rankin
Steve Rankin
The West Wing
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
The West Wing
Bitsie Tulloch
Bitsie Tulloch
The West Wing
Amy Bruckner
Amy Bruckner
The West Wing
Brandon Barash
Brandon Barash
The West Wing
Devon Michaels
Devon Michaels
The West Wing
Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg
John Spencer
Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Janel Moloney
Donna Moss
Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler
Dulé Hill
Charlie Young
NiCole Robinson
Margaret
Melissa Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzpatrick
Rob Lowe
Sam Seaborn
Joshua Malina
Will Bailey
Stockard Channing
Abbey Bartlet
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Trivia
Final project of John Spencer, who quit acting in movies to fully concentrate in his role as Leo McGarry (which earned him one Emmy and two SAG's).
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Martin Sheen has played the U.S. President many times throughout his career, most notably as John F. Kennedy in a 1983 miniseries. He has also played Robert F. Kennedy, John Dean (White House counsel under Richard Nixon) and Confederate General Robert E. Lee (in Gettysburg (1993)).
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Two characters on "The West Wing" share the same distinctive names as two people involved with the Nixon presidency. Ronald L. Ziegler was Nixon's press secretary, while the Director of Communications in "The West Wing" is called Toby Zeigler. Alexander Butterfield was a deputy assistant to Nixon, while the Secret Service agent assigned to President Bartett is named Ron Butterfield.
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Goofs
At one point, National Security Advisor Nancy McNally makes a reference to "M2 Bradleys with 120 mm guns". In reality, M2 Bradleys are Infantry Fighting Vehicles and are armed with 25mm guns. This was most likely a mixup with the Main Battle Tank M1 Abrams, which is armed with a 120mm gun.
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Episode 4.02, Twenty Hours in America Part II, Donna, Josh an Toby are soaking wet when the go into the hotel, but in the next shot, when Toby an Josh have crossed the lobby they and their clothes are completely dry.
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During much of the series, characters refer to "battle carrier groups" as the group of ships that are grouped with an aircraft carrier. The real term for this is "carrier battle group".
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Quotes
Representative Matthew Santos: I don't care if it's three Bosnians, an Armenian, and a bus full of party clowns!
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Reporter: Would the White House care to comment on the expected contrast between the high degree of organization and discipline in the Republican Convention and the Democrats' anticipated free-for-all? Annabeth Schott: I believe the American people will be the beneficiaries, in that they will be presented with a clear choice: do they want to be governed by people who are animated, or animatronic?
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Josh Lyman: I'll just walk around some more and see if I can get into a pick-up meeting.
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Faq
Q
Bartlet puts down a woman with some biblical quotes - when, who and what?
A
The President talks to talk show radio host Jenna Jacobs in The West Wing: The Midterms (#2.3).I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, and always clears the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working on the Sabbath, Exodus 35:2, clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important, 'cause we've got a lot of sports fans in this town. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean, Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother, John, for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing, while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tightass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits."President Bartlet also uses the Ten Commandments during Episode 1, approximately 40 minutes into the episode when he walks into a meeting occuring between C.J. Cregg, Toby Zeigler and Josh Lyman and Mary Marsh, Rev. Al Caldwell and John Van Dyke. He uses the Commandments to blast Marsh, Caldwell and Van Dyke over a separatist group who sent an offensive item to one of his granddaughters.
Q
What is the name of the song at the end of Commencement (#4.22)?
A
Angel by Massive Attack
Q
How did Josiah Bartlet get the nickname Jed?
A
The nickname "Jed" comes from the character's full name Josiah EDward Bartlet.
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Photos from cast
Oliver Platt Danica McKellar Jillian Armenante John Balma Elya Baskin David Burtka Nancy Cassaro David Clennon