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The first serious look at the last great crime of the 20th Century See more »
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A documentary examining the December 2nd, 1999 assassination of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in Los Angeles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not a disappointment! See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (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
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Directed by
Brian Flemming 
 
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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
 
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Wayne Porter .... special thanks
 

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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not a disappointment!, 15 June 2006
Author: Mattzees from United States

I disagree with the last user's comment that this film was a disappointment. Given Brian Flemming's recent doc "The God Who Wasn't There", a theme becomes apparent in his work. He is obsessed with "belief". Some people believe in Christ and/or God in spite of the fact that the belief can never be proved, and there is a mountain of evidence that would disprove much of it.

"Nothing So Strange" is less about the assassination of Bill Gates than it is about the people who believe, for no concrete reason, that there MUST be more to the story than what they are being told. They have no proof, but they believe. They are obsessed with what COULD have happened, and they form a group to find the "truth".

The group and their cause take on an almost religious significance with their members. We follow the key members through the rise and fall of the group. We see them attributing favorable events to themselves, and unfavorable events to other outside influences. Sound familiar? In the end, are they any closer to the truth despite all their struggling? This is a film about religion, and the way people behave in large groups. It doesn't matter if that religion is Christianity, or the unshakable belief that there was a conspiracy surrounding the JFK assassination, or that our government is run by space aliens.

This is a well-done indie, with very good acting. It's a little slow at the end of the second act, but it's certainly not a disappointment.

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