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Fahrenheit 9/11 -- Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fahrenheit 9/11 -- Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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The temperature where freedom burns! See more »
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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31 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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More disciplined, less bombastic than "Columbine", but very sharp! See more (1416 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ben Affleck ... Himself (archive footage)

Stevie Wonder ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Gephardt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Daschle ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeffrey Toobin ... Himself (archive footage)

Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage)

Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage)

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)

Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

Ricky Martin ... Himself (archive footage)
Byron Dorgan ... Himself (archive footage)

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage)
Craig Unger ... Himself

Larry King ... Himself (archive footage)
Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz ... Himself (archive footage) (as Prince Bandar bin Sultan)
Jack Cloonan ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
James C. Moore ... Himself (as James Moore)
Robert Jordan ... Himself (archive footage)
Dan Briody ... Himself
John Major ... Himself (archive footage)

Helen Thomas ... Herself (voice) (archive sound)
Carol Ashley ... Herself
Thomas Kean ... Himself (archive footage) (as Thomas H. Kean)
Rosemary Dillard ... Herself
Richard Clarke ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Wolfowitz ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)
Martha Brill Olcott ... Herself
Kenneth Lay ... Himself (archive footage)
Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi ... Himself (archive footage)
Hamid Karzai ... Himself (archive footage)
Zalmay Khalilzad ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim McDermott ... Himself (as Congressman Jim McDermott)
John Rivers ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Bondy ... Himself (archive footage)
Frances Stroik ... Herself (archive footage)
Mel Stroik ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Gladding ... Himself
Stanley Clarke ... Himself
John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas Pickard ... Himself (archive footage)
Aaron Kilner ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Pierce ... Himself (as Sheriff Pierce)
Barry Reingold ... Himself
Porter Goss ... Himself (as Congressman Porter Goss)
John Conyers ... Himself (also archive footage)
Tammy Baldwin ... Herself (as Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin)

Michael Moore ... Himself - Narrator
Patrick Hamilton ... Himself (as Little Patrick Hamilton)
Trooper Brooks ... Himself
Trooper Kenyon ... Himself

Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage)
Thomas Hamill ... Himself (archive footage)
Lila Lipscomb ... Herself
Dale Cortman ... Himself
Raymond Plouhar ... Himself
Abdul Henderson ... Himself (as Cpl. Abdul Henderson USMC)
Howard Lipscomb ... Himself
Dave Lesar ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Mele ... Himself (archive footage)
Youssef Sleiman ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Kubba ... Himself - Interviewee from American Iraqi Chamber of Commerce (archive footage) (as Dr. Sam Kubba)

George Sigalos ... Himself (archive footage)
Gordon Bobbitt ... Himself (archive footage)
Grant Haber ... Himself (archive footage)
Blaine Ober ... Himself (archive footage)
John Tanner ... Himself (as Congressman John Tanner)
Michael Castle ... Himself - Interviewee (archive footage) (as Congressman Castle)
John T. Doolittle ... Himself (as Congressman Doolittle)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Berg ... Himself (archive footage) (scenes deleted)
Khalil Bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage)
James Bath ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Ben-Veniste ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Wolf Blitzer ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jon Bon Jovi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kyf Brewer ... Pitchman (uncredited)
Stephen G. Breyer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeb Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jenna Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laura Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tucker Carlson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Neil Cavuto ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Katie Couric ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Peter Damon ... Himself (uncredited)

Robert De Niro ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Edwards ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mike Emanuel ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ari Fleischer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommy Franks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Justice Gamble ... Himself (uncredited)

Charles Gibson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tipper Gore ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeff Greenfield ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Katherine Harris ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dennis Hastert ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jesse Jackson Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Peter Jennings ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anthony M. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ted Koppel ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Matt Lauer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cynthia McKinney ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Timothy McVeigh ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patsy Mink ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Negroponte ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Saparmurat Niyazov ... Himself (uncredited)

Sandra Day O'Connor ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Concepción Picciotto ... Herself - Protestor on Pennsylvania Avenue (uncredited)

Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Rehnquist ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Ridge ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Roberts ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Russert ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Antonin Scalia ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Max Schreck ... Graf Orlok - from 'Nosferatu' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bernard Shaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David H. Souter ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Tenet ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clarence Thomas ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maxine Waters ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Judy Woodruff ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paula Zahn ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Moore 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Moore (written by)

Produced by
Jim Czarnecki .... producer
Rita Dagher .... associate producer
Carl Deal .... archival producer
Carl Deal .... field producer
Joanne Doroshow .... associate producer
Kurt Engfehr .... co-producer
Jeff Gibbs .... co-producer
Kathleen Glynn .... producer
Monica Hampton .... line producer
Nicky Lazar .... field producer
Tia Lessin .... supervising producer
Jay Martel .... consulting producer
Agnès Mentre .... executive producer (as Agnes Mentre)
Anne Moore .... associate producer
Michael Moore .... producer
Rachelle Murway .... online producer
Meghan O'Hara .... field producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Gibbs 
 
Film Editing by
Kurt Engfehr 
Woody Richman  (as T. Woody Richman)
Chris Seward  (as Christopher Seward)
 
Art Direction by
Dina Varano (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Monica Hampton .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bernardo Loyola .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Gautam Choudhury .... additional sound (as Gautam K. Choudhury)
Scott Guitteau .... sound editor
Bradford L. Hohle .... consultant: Dolby
Francisco La Torre .... sound (as Francisco Latorre)
Charles Miller .... additional sound
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Gary Rizzo .... supervising sound editor (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Paul Rusnak .... additional sound
John Countryman .... digital transfer (uncredited)
Sean England .... digital archivist (uncredited)
James David Redding III .... sound technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Vico Sharabani .... Inferno artist
John R. Starace .... Inferno artist
Nani Sahra Walker .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Black .... additional camera operator
Mike Desjarlais .... camera operator
Nadia Hallgren .... additional camera operator
Kirsten Johnson .... additional camera operator
Tom Kaufman .... additional camera operator
Jason Pollock .... additional camera operator
William Rexer .... additional camera operator (as WIlliam Rexer II)
William Turnley .... additional camera operator
Urban Hamid .... cinematographer: additional footage (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Harold Moss .... graphics and animation: Flickerlab
Zartosht Soltani .... animation art director (uncredited)
Nani Sahra Walker .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Faith Astrada .... additional intermediate editor
Francisco Bello .... assistant editor
Rebecca Richman Cohen .... first assistant editor
Kelley Cribben .... post-production coordinator
David L. Feinberg .... assistant editor
Dasaw Floyd .... assistant editor
Becky Goldberg .... assistant editor
Craig Gordon .... digital intermediate editor
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... assistant editor (as Luis Alberto Ortiz)
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Walt Lefler .... digital colorist (as Walter Lefler)
Rob Mead .... assistant on-line editor (as Robert Mead III)
Robert Mead .... on-line assistant editor
Mike Nuget .... on-line assistant editor
Bangbay Siboliban .... apprentice editor
David S. Tung .... conforming editor
Joe Violante .... laboratory supervisor
Margarita Jimeno .... editorial assistant (uncredited)
Dan Maloney .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer (uncredited)
Harold Lee Yen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Suzanne Coffman .... music clearances
Mark Fay .... song recordist: "Ice Cream Truck #5"
Melinda Simon .... song recordist: "Ice Cream Truck #5"
Brian Godshall .... music licensing (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robyn Alcock .... production coordinator
Blake Ashman .... production assistant
Juan Azize .... production accountant
Crystal Bahmaie .... production assistant
Nathaniel Bates .... production assistant
Joe Beirne .... technical supervisor
Devereux Chatillon .... fact checker
Devereux Chatillon .... legal counsel
Eli Chessen .... production assistant
Isabella Chung .... intern
Christina Colby .... production accountant
Pete Conlin .... avid technical support
Kesshann Cortez .... production assistant
Salimah El-Amin .... archival researcher
Geoff Ernst .... production assistant
Christine Fall .... assistant: Dog Eat Dog Films
Brendan Fitzgibbons .... intern
Derek Fludzinski .... production assistant
Neil Girardi .... avid technical support
George Gittoes .... footage: "Soundtrack to War" courtesy of
Dan Gregor .... production assistant (as Daniel Gregor)
Nadia Hallgren .... key production assistant
Daniel Hancox .... intern
Charles Herzfeld .... laboratory coordinator
Carrie Holecek .... digital film project manager
Andrew Hurwitz .... legal counsel
Lewanne Jones .... archival researcher
Jason Kitchen .... intern
R.A. LeFande .... photographs courtesy of (as R.A. Lefande)
Lila Lipscomb .... photographs courtesy of
Bernardo Loyola .... title designer
Marie Luna .... production assistant
Carolyn Rossip Malcolm .... production accountant
Daniel Maldonado .... production assistant
Elizabeth Marcus .... production assistant
Donald McCloskey .... production assistant (as Don McCloskey)
Lauren Molewski .... photographs courtesy of: Retna Ltd.
Leilani Montes .... intern
Huttenberg Nassar .... key production assistant (as Huttemberg Nassar)
Khaliah Neal .... intern (as Khaliah Jackson)
Sue Nelson .... intern
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital film project manager (as Julia Douglas)
Tim O'Shea .... intern
Stephanie Palumbo .... key production assistant
Ernst Peters .... photographs courtesy of: The ledger
Deborah Petriken .... photographs courtesy of
Jason Pollock .... assistant to director
Michael Pollock .... intern
J. Robb .... production assistant
Leanne Rock .... production accountant
Mike Rogers .... production assistant
Paul Ross .... production assistant
David Rumble .... production assistant
Manel Saddique .... intern
David J. Sams .... photographs courtesy of
David Schankula .... researcher
Helayne Seidman .... photographs courtesy of
Jesse Shane .... production assistant
Natalie Stanford .... legal counsel
Amanda Steigerwald .... production assistant
Romy Stevenson .... production assistant
Brad Thompson .... intern
Will Tordella .... production assistant
Richard Torpey .... chief engineer
Emma Trask .... office coordinator
Bill Vourvoulias .... fact checker
Bill Vourvoulias .... legal counsel
Evin Watson .... production assistant
Eric Weinrib .... archival researcher
Frank Weysos .... production assistant (as Frank Vasquez)
Douglas Garth Williams .... intern (as Doug Williams)
Jamie Wong .... key production assistant
Jeremy Yaches .... production assistant
Melinda Ziyadat .... production assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (uncredited)
Christopher Cram .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Greenbaum .... executive assistant: Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Vsevolod Horodyskyj .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christian Zak .... advisor: imaging (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Terry Allen .... thanks
Isabelle Audinot .... thanks
Tim Azarian .... thanks
Bob Bastian .... thanks
Mikaela Beardsley .... thanks
Chris Belcher .... acknowledgment: archival footage, Alchymedia
Mark Belhumeur .... thanks
Tarik Benbrahim .... thanks
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... thanks (as Jessica Berman-Bogden)
Elmer Bernstein .... thanks
Anthony Bregman .... thanks
Elena Brodie .... thanks
Arthur A. Busch .... thanks (as Arthur Busch)
Luigi Cazzaniga .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Pratap Chatterjee .... acknowledgment: archival footage, CorpWatch
Dominick Costabile .... thanks
John Davidek .... thanks
Carl Deal .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Ric Dispenseri .... thanks (as Ric Dispinseri)
Michael Donkis .... thanks
Ari Emanuel .... thanks
Don Epstein .... thanks
Mark Fabiani .... thanks
Mark Friesland .... thanks
John Fritz .... thanks
Jonathan Furmanski .... thanks
Ranko Gak .... thanks
Barbara Gregson .... thanks
Urban Hamid .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Laurent Issure .... thanks (as Laurent Isaure)
Arthur Jafa .... thanks
Mort Janklow .... thanks
Tom Jennings .... thanks (as Tom Jennings)
Vanessa Jerrom .... thanks
Jim Kiertzner .... thanks
Neal Kwatra .... thanks
Charles Layton .... thanks
Chris Lehane .... thanks
Mike Lessin .... thanks
Tia Lessin .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Sophia Lin .... thanks
J. Fred MacDonald .... thanks
Vincent Maraval .... thanks
Daniel Marracino .... thanks
Ed Marritz .... thanks (as Eddie Marritz)
Julia Martin .... thanks
David Martinez .... acknowledgment: archival footage, CorpWatch
Leanne McIntire .... acknowledgment: archival footage, The Education Channel (as Producer Leanne McIntire)
Tracy McKnight .... thanks
Eartha Melzer .... thanks
Josh Miller .... thanks
Shannon Mills .... thanks
Moby .... thanks
Scott Myers .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Dorenna Newton .... thanks
Tim Nielsen .... thanks
Scott Norman .... thanks
Lisa Oberhofer .... thanks
Michael Pedersen .... dedicatee
Richard Ray Perez .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Brett Petriken .... dedicatee
Joshua Pines .... thanks
Mark Punswick .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Mary Page Riley .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Erik Rist .... thanks
Shane Robinson .... thanks
Candance Robison .... thanks
Natalie Rose .... thanks
Steve Rundell .... thanks
Joan Sekler .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Jari Sheese .... thanks
Irv Slosberg .... thanks
William Sprawls .... thanks
Tim Squyres .... thanks
Joel Suttles .... thanks
Linda Taylor .... thanks
Robert Taylor .... thanks
Stacie Teele .... thanks
Bill Weems .... dedicatee
Modi Wiczyk .... thanks
Thomasina Williams .... thanks
Neil Young .... thanks
 
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Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and for language
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Michael Moore decided not to submit the film for consideration for the Best Feature Documentary Oscar because he wanted to attempt to have it broadcast prior to the US Presidential Election on 2 November 2004 and the rules for that Oscar dictate a longer waiting time for an eligible film to be broadcast. In addition, since he already won an Oscar in that category, he felt the above reason took precedence and he might as well let other documentarians have a fair chance at the award. Instead, Moore announced his intention to have his film compete in the Best Picture category which has less strict submission rules.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Was it all just a dream?
Al Gore:God bless you, Florida! Thank you!
Narrator:Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck. He's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy. He was there too. And little Stevie Wonder, he seemed so happy... like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream? Or was it real?
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51 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
More disciplined, less bombastic than "Columbine", but very sharp!, 23 June 2004
Author: opioi from New York City

8/10

I watched "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the New York public premiere late last night in the early hours of Wednesday, June 23rd, the first opportunity for anyone not connected with Hollywood or the media to see this film. I say this so that you take prior reviews (particularly those dismissing the film outright) with a hefty dose of skepticism. I am also a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm, and thus am acutely aware of the realities of war and its intended use only as a last resort when all alternate options are exhausted.

I've seen all three of Michael Moore's films; "Roger & Me", "Bowling for Columbine", and now 'Fahrenheit.' Of the three, this current film has a far more disciplined approach. There is generally far less music, grandstanding, and general joking-around. While perhaps disappointing to his long-time audience of liberal partisans (myself among them), this more even-handed approach is truly welcome, because it instills the documentary with a sense of reason and perspective that will appeal to independents and perhaps even conservatives. Moore's audience here is not his long-time left-wing choir; it is the millions of Americans who trusted a President to be one thing and who has turned out to be quite another indeed.

The major newspaper reviewers justifiably point to the first 20 minutes and the last 20 minutes, about Bush's Saudi links and the carnage in Iraq, as the strongest segments. Indeed, the sequence where a series of minority representatives are gaveled to silence in the Congress is shocking in the extreme. Yet the film is fascinating throughout; it is sometimes inchoate and contradictory, but it constantly encourages and demands critical thinking. This is perhaps the real target of Moore's fury; the unaccepting, unthinking acceptance of authority figures and 'leaders' who have not earned that respect. He uses Britney Spears to make this point with devastating finality and grim hilarity. He asks, indirectly, which side are you on-that of unquestioning obedience to a betrayer of the nation's best interests, or the side of truth, criticism, and transparency. It will be hard for Bush supporters to muster the energy to defend their addled puppet after Moore's calmly launched but devastating salvos. Furthermore, it asks the American public to take responsibility for sending its children (mostly middle- and working-class) into harm's way for less than convincing reasons. The deaths of our servicemembers are the price we pay for this president's leadership, and Moore demands that the viewer analyze this war with a eye to its true costs and motives.

I am sad that there are so many in this country who will refuse to see this film for head- in-the-sand political reasons. Moore lets Bush and his cabal do most of the talking, and as such lets them indict themselves far more effectively than Al Franken or Howard Dean ever could. The film makes an absolute mockery of this president, and it is *richly* deserved. It is likely that this effort will finally 'screw to the sticking place' the courage of a national media that has shamefully aided and abetted this belligerent and bumbling national disgrace.

All this being said, this is not a depressing film, at least not for me. Many of the images and themes are certainly profoundly discomfiting, yet the very existence of this film (in nationwide release) is a testament to the endurance and beauty of the American system. This country has tolerated and then dismissed other scoundrels and crooks, and soon enough this current pack of liars and cranks will be added to the dustbin of history. You can thank Moore for his courage and true understanding of our freedoms, rights, and responsibilities that you have the opportunity to see this film and form your own judgment. Do that. Its high time for all Americans to become responsibly informed, and to consider anew the true ideals of American democracy and freedom which have lately become so distorted.

Election day is November 2nd. That's the most important review of all.

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