The Obama Effect

A people's past, a nation's future, one man's passion.

The Obama Effect (2012)


A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly, creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK, who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John's son, Kalil, rebels against his father's avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika, at a crucial moment in her life...

Director: Charles S. Dutton

Release Date: 2012-07-13
Status: Released
Run time: 85 min / 1:25
Production Country: United States of America



Charles S. Dutton
John Thomas
Katt Williams
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Molly Thomas
Giselle Bonilla
Maria Santiago
Bill Lee Brown
John Diehl
Steve Warren
Jenny Gago
Dede Santiago
Meagan Good
Tamika Jones
Lonnie Henderson
Sebastian Thomas
Vernetta Jenkins
Michele Obama
Toneey Acevedo
Older Hispanic Man
Kristen Ariza
Mrs. Kay
Mark Ashworth
Nigel the Butler
Reggie Brown
Barack Obama
Yakira Chambers
Passerby #3
Angelina Cortez
The Obama Girl
Lauren Evans
Richie Gibbs
Redneck Friend
Daniel Goldston
Mail Express Man
Xango Henry
Duane The Guard
Wesley Johnathan
Kalil Thomas
Zab Judah
Jamel Thomas
Cleo King
Rebecca Thomas
Julie Lancaster
Nancy Reilly
Maynor Lopez
Santiago Family Member
CJ Mac
William Mitchell
Dr. Mosley
Carlos Moreno Jr.
Young Latino Man
Ashley Noel
Karen Thomas
Shanga Parker
Prison Guard
Emilio Rivera
Hector Santiago
Shelley Robertson
Lola Jackson
Bryan Ross
Joshua Thomas
Jamie Tisdale
Nicole Reilly
Diego J. Torres
Luis Santiago
Glynn Turman
Slim Sugar
Jeremy Ray Valdez
Hector Santiago Jr.
Adam Waller
Boxing Spectator
Eric Wright
Scottie Jackson
Becky Wu
Asian Store Owner


Camera Daniel Pearl Director of Photography
Directing Charles S. Dutton Director
Writing Charles S. Dutton Writer
Production Alan Pao Executive Producer
Production Corey Large Executive Producer
Production Kelly Hirano Production Manager
Production Robert A. Johnson Producer
Directing Michael Coulombe Script Supervisor
Production Barry Hankerson Producer
Writing Barry Hankerson Writer
Production Megan Estes Line Producer
Writing Samuel Z. Jean Writer
Writing Sidra Smith Writer
Production Geno Taylor Consulting Producer
Art Juri Koll Location Scout
Production Harry Smith Producer
Editing Sean Hubbert Editor
Production Stevie Lockett Casting
Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Langston Costume Design
Directing Bruce Resnik Script Supervisor
Art Russell Griffith Location Scout
Production Rich Bokides Location Manager
Writing Celeste Walker Writer
Production Clayton Moore Executive Producer
Production Ifeanyi Njoku Producer
Production E.J. Wessel Co-Producer
Production Adam Litt Location Manager
Directing Liz Edwards Script Supervisor

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