Tanner '88

Tanner '88 (1988)

  • Genre: Comedy, War & Politics
  • Creator: Robert Altman, Garry Trudeau
  • First Air Date: 1988-02-15
  • Last Air Date: 1988-08-22
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 12
  • Status: Ended
  • Networks: HBO
star 6.4/10
From 5 Ratings


In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a cross between a soap opera and TV news. The result was the groundbreaking Tanner ’88, a piercing satire of media-age American politics.

  • Keywords: politics, miniseries, mockumentary, usa politics
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    Tanner '88 Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1988-02-15
    12 Episodes

    Tanner '88 Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Dark Horse30 min
    Season 1Episode 2For Real30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Night of the Twinkies30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Moonwalker and Bookbag30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Bagels with Bruce30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Child's Play30 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Great Escape30 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Girlfriend Factor30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Something Borrowed, Something New30 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Boiler Room30 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Reality Check30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Dinner at Elaine's30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Boston or Bust30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Alex in Wonderland30 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Awful Truth30 min
    • Michael Murphy

      as Jack Tanner
    • Pamela Reed

      as T.J. Cavanaugh
    • Cynthia Nixon

      as Alex Tanner
    • Kevin J. O'Connor

      as Hayes Haggerty
    • Daniel H. Jenkins

      as Stringer Kincaid
    • Jim Fyfe

      as Emil Berkoff
    • Matt Malloy

      as Deke Connors
    • Ilana Levine

      as Andrea Spinelli
    • Veronica Cartwright

      as Molly Hark
    • Wendy Crewson

      as Joanna Buckley
    • Sandra Bowie

      as Stevie Chevalier
    • Richard Cox

      as David Seidelman
    • Greg Procaccino

      as Barney Kittman
    Editing Dorian Harris Editor
    Editing Ruth Foster Editor
    Editing Mark Fish Editor
    Editing Sean-Michael Connor Editor
    Editing Alison Ellwood Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Kristine Flones Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Kristine Flones Costume Design
    Art Stephen Altman Art Direction
    Art Stephen Altman Production Design
    Production Garry Trudeau Executive Producer
    Production Matthew Seig Associate Producer
    Production Mark Jaffee Line Producer
    Production Scott Bushnell Producer
    Production Frank Barhydt Associate Producer
    Production Zennia M. Barahona Post Production Producer
    Writing Garry Trudeau Writer
    Camera Jean Lépine Director of Photography
    Production Robert Altman Executive Producer