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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
In 2011, actor Kal Penn told The New York Times that on the first night of his job in the Obama Administration's White House Office of Public Engagement, he was at the office until 11 P.M., and suggested to his colleagues that they order in some Chinese food. When his new coworkers told him that ordering food deliveries is not actually allowed in the White House, Penn's response was: "but they do it on West Wing!"
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Martin Sheen's somewhat unusual way of putting his jacket on is caused by an injury to his arm sustained at his birth.
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The character of Josh Lyman, played by Bradley Whitford, often makes jokes about his assistant Donna being from Wisconsin. Bradley Whitford is actually from Wisconsin.
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Goofs
During outdoor scenes filmed for the 1999-2000 first season, the Washington Monument can be seen in the background encased in an elaborate blue mesh scaffolding used while the monument was undergoing a major renovation. However, in stock overhead shots used during the same episodes, the Washington Monument appears without the scaffolding (i.e., as it normally appears).
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In several episodes they reference Myanmar. In fact, the US along with most western governments do not recognise the name change and still call it Burma. Various Government sites including the CIA Factbook confirm this.
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White House sugar packets do not have labels or manufacturers' names on them, only a presidential seal.
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Quotes
Leo McGarry: This guy's walkin' down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, "Hey you! Can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole; can you help me out?" The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can ya help me out?" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are ya stupid? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before and I know the way out.
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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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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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Faq
Q
In the Season 2 finale, Two Cathedrals (#2.22), Bartlet speaks latin, what does he say?
A
"Gratias tibi ago, domine. Haec credam a deo pio? A deo iusto, a deo scito? Cruciatus in crucem. Tuus in terra servus, nuntius fui. Officium perfeci. Cruciatus in crucem. Eas in crucem!""I give thanks to you, O Lord. Am I really to believe that these are the acts of a loving God? A just God? A wise God? To hell with your punishments. I was your servant here on Earth. And I spread your word and I did your work. To hell with your punishments. To hell with you!" (Literally, "eas in crucem" translates to "may you go to a cross")
Q
What is the song in Two Cathedrals (#2.22) when Bartlet is going to the press conference in the rain?
A
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
Q
What ever happened to Mandy?
A
Both Aaron Sorkin and Moira Kelly felt the character had run her course, so she simply disappeared. Her absence was never explained.
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Photos from cast
Oliver Platt Danica McKellar Jillian Armenante John Balma Elya Baskin David Burtka Nancy Cassaro David Clennon
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