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Who will play Al Franken and Norm Coleman in the TV movie?

This contest has ended. The winner is listed below.

The climactic chapter in the U.S. Senate race is about to be written. Spielberg might pass on the story, but surely this contest deserves its own Movie of the Week, doesn’t it? (Even Jesse Ventura got one.)

OK, maybe it doesn’t, but MinnPost followers on Twitter, your job is to cast the actors who would play Al Franken and Norm Coleman in the TV movie. Will you go for look-alikes? Or B- or C- list thespians hoping to reinvigorate their careers in a gritty political drama?

My choices? Funnyman Eugene Levy as Al Franken and “Twin Peaks” star Chris Mulkey as Norm Coleman…

Join Twitter, follow MinnPost, and tweet your answer. Be sure to add #mp140 to your answer. This week’s winner will receive a free appetizer and drink from the Red Stag supperclub at 509 First Avenue N.E. in Minneapolis. The winner will be announced Wednesday morning.

 

This week’s winner:

amokros Albert Brooks as Franken; Eric Roberts as Coleman #mp140

Honorable mention:

ubxs113 #mp140 James Spader as Coleman and Jerry Seinfled as Franken.

 

Entries:

danielmunson #mp140 I think we’ll see William Shatner as Al Franken and Leonard Nimoy as Norm Coleman and Pawlenty as the Republican Borg.

npalmy #mp140 If I had to watch a movie on this never ending race is Robert De Niro playing Norm and Gene Hackman for Al.

amokros Albert Brooks as Franken; Eric Roberts as Coleman #mp140 

wjcygan #mp140 Coleman: John Glover (http://bit.ly/qnBSP (expand)) and of course Franken must be played by Schwarzenegger. Bonus: Mark Ritchie > Ben Affleck. 

ubxs113 #mp140 James Spader as Coleman and Jerry Seinfled as Franken.

MarkGisleson Rosie O’Donnell and Dennis Miller, #mp140

ruthannharnisch #mp140 Coleman and Franken should play themselves, obviously. Start production now, while they’re still idle, and shoot alternate endings.

marcwood #mp140 (2/2) If Ann Jillian can play herself in a biopic, so can Al.
 
marcwood #mp140 My pick to play Norm Coleman: Mark Metcalf, aka Neidermayer from Animal House and Seinfeld’s “The Maestro.”

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