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  (in credits order)

Dave James ... David James (as David James)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Daniel Cade ... Mark Andersen

Juan Canopii ... Juan Canopii

Keythe Farley ... Keith Charles
Douglas Glazer ... Dan Rivera
Valerie Gordon ... Valerie
Etana Jacobson ... Etana

Jennifer Lauren ... Jennifer Smith
Laurie Pike ... Debra Meagher
Steve Sires ... Bill Gates
Sarah Stanley ... Julia Serrano

Philip Anthony Traylor ... Alex Hidell

Steve Wilcox ... Steve Martinez

Directed by
Brian Flemming 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Flemming  uncredited

Produced by
Brian Clark .... executive producer
Brian Flemming .... producer
Dave James .... co-producer (as Garland Slack)
Tammy J. Kearns .... executive producer
George B. Kelly .... line producer (as George Kelly)
Steve Wilcox .... associate producer
Original Music by
No War But The Class War 
Other crew
Jennifer Copp .... production assistant
Scott McNulty .... supporter
Wayne Porter .... special thanks

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82 min

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Filmmakers created several websites investigating the supposed Gates "assassination." The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was so bothered by one website's similarity to the real D.A. site that it called the film's executive producer and threatened legal action - the site was modified immediately.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Interesting premise, 4 April 2004
Author: Alex Brown ( from Woking, England

Nothing So Strange is based on the fictional assassination of Bill Gates, and the reactionary pressure group that afterwards demands "the truth". To be a believable portrayal, it needed to be a realistic fictional event, and came across as so.

This film created much controversy from the hand wringing classes, much of it presumably coming out of Microsoft itself via its media contacts. However, this misses the point.

This is an analysis of the dynamics of a group environment on the fringe left, in balance to Tim Robbins' political masterpiece Bob Roberts.

The excellent way in that real life meetings and press conferences were hijacked by this "mockumentary" to raise questions about this fictional event showed imaginative film making and, in the case of the Democratic National Conference, possibly even genius.

Definitely one to see, and as something new in film making, more of this needs to be encouraged.

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