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  • The West Wing Five Votes Down (Season 1, Episode 4)
  • TV-14
    TV Episode | 44 min | Drama

The West Wing

Five Votes Down (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV-14
TV Episode | 44 min | Drama

When an admittedly weak gun-control bill the White House has been backing turns out to be five votes short of House passage, Josh makes deals and threats to several Democratic reps, while Leo appeals to Hoynes for help. Elsewhere, while ...See moreWhen an admittedly weak gun-control bill the White House has been backing turns out to be five votes short of House passage, Josh makes deals and threats to several Democratic reps, while Leo appeals to Hoynes for help. Elsewhere, while working the bill, Leo misses his anniversary, which he tries in vain to atone for, but eventually his wife Jenny decides to leave him. Written by meebly See less
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Aaron Sorkin (created by) (teleplay by) | Lawrence O'Donnell (story by) (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.) | Patrick Caddell (story by)
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Updated Oct 13, 1999

Release date
Oct 13, 1999 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Rob Lowe
Sam Seaborn Sam Seaborn   See fewer
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Moira Kelly
Mandy Hampton Mandy Hampton   See fewer
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Dulé Hill
Charlie Young Charlie Young   See fewer
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Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg C.J. Cregg   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler Toby Ziegler   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry Leo McGarry   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
President Josiah Bartlet President Josiah Bartlet   See fewer
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Michael McGuire
Congressman Cal Tillinghouse Congressman Cal Tillinghouse   See fewer
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Thom Barry
Congressman Mark Richardson Congressman Mark Richardson   See fewer
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Janel Moloney
Donna Moss Donna Moss   See fewer
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Jay Underwood
Congressman Christopher Wick Congressman Christopher Wick   See fewer
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Mark Blum
Rep. Katzenmoyer Rep. Katzenmoyer   See fewer
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Sara Botsford
Jenny McGarry Jenny McGarry   See fewer
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Tim Matheson
Vice President John Hoynes Vice President John Hoynes   See fewer
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Kathryn Joosten
Dolores Landingham Dolores Landingham   See fewer
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NiCole Robinson
Margaret Hooper Margaret Hooper   See fewer
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Devika Parikh
Bonnie Bonnie   See fewer
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Jackie Roberts
Janeane (as Jackie Mari Roberts) Janeane (as Jackie Mari Roberts)   See fewer
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Bradley James
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Mongo Brownlee
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Cynthia Abeln
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Paige Taylor Adams
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Hanna Cheek
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Penny Griego
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Sheila Frazier
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Ivan Allen
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Victor Love
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8.2 / 10 | 1,034 votes