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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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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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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)

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
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 
Todd Woody Richman  (as T. Woody Richman)
Chris Seward  (as Christopher Seward)
Art Direction by
Dina Varano (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 sound transferer (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)
Robert Mead III .... assistant on-line editor
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)
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"
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
Daniel Gregor .... production assistant
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)
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
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and for language
122 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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Moore interviewed American contractor Nick Berg, who was later kidnapped and killed by insurgents in Iraq, but removed the interview from the final cut. He said that the interview would not be released to the media and dealt privately with Berg's family.See more »
[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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40 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Nothing Unites The Masses Like a Common Hatred, 15 July 2004
Author: DanB-4 from Canada

It is very easy to point and criticize. It is far easier to do when there is no-one around to counter your criticism. Fahrenheit 911 is a finger pointing exercise that I simply did not enjoy. It is not bad – just the opposite. It is skilfully made, funny and very well organized. I strongly encourage everyone to see it and judge for themselves. But it is culpable and hypocritical, and its approach to its own content so questionable, that it must be dismissed as nothing more than entertainment.

I did not hate the film. I laughed on a number of occasions. Moore's ability to match a song with a newsreel clip to underline his point (the best being the use of `The Greatest American Hero' theme), his sarcastic, easy to listen to narration is excellent. It is not a quality film . It is primarily archived newsreel footage strung together with voiceover work and vintage Moore interviews. It is very well assembled, but as a documentary, it fails. Mr. Moore grandstanded at the Oscars two years back that he is a film maker that lives in the world of non-fiction. I heartily disagree.

The factual content is laughable. Most notably, Moore asks someone what the total wealth held by Saudis in the USA is. The man answers `I have heard it is as high as $840 billion dollars'. That is hardly a statement of fact backed up by anything. Good enough for Moore though. Next scene, he is speaking of the `trillion dollars' held by Saudis in the US (what's $140Billion between friends), then proceeds to say that they own 7% of the United States. One piece of conjecture stretched to the extreme.

The movie is racist. Yes, racist. As he decries Bush's ties with the Saudis, he flashes a seemingly endless parade of photos of American shaking hands with Arabs, as if anyone and everyone who has ever met one is of questionable character. And the shots he cuts to when he mentioning the countries in the `Coalition of the Willing' are offensive, showing Vikings when he mentions Iceland and other stereotypical photos of countries like Cost Rico and Morocco, and someone smoking hash when he mentions the Netherlands.

The movie is manipulative beyond any measure I have seen. Two examples here. Moore is willing to completely demonize Saudi Arabia, talking of their human rights violations and even showing a public beheading performed by their government. Pre-war Iraq is shown as some kind of Utopia, with people gleefully shopping in markets, children playing and most nauseatingly, a young boy flying a kite up the bank of a river.

Even worse than that however is Lila Lipscombe. She is from Moore's hometown of Flint Michigan and is interviewed extensively in the middle part of the movie, telling Moore how proud she is that her children enlisted in the army, how it is a duty and a privilege, on and on and on. Later on, we find out her son was tragically killed in a Black Hawk accident, and Lila now curses Bush, the government, the Whitehouse and the war. The hypocrisy and manipulation of those scenes made me squirm out of my seat. I am a parent and my heart breaks for this woman losing her son. But they way it is presented, simply for effect, is offensive. It also smacks horribly of Moore's famous editing of the facts for effect.

Many times in this film, people mention that the terror threat just does not exist. That Saddam was not a threat. That Iraq had never killed an American (Gulf War?). That no weapons exist in Iraq. What world are these people living in? Why is never mentioned that Iraq was run a brutal and murderous regime and routinely killed its own people, that used WMDs against its own people, that killed anyone who opposed the government, that Saddam was a multi-billionaire in an impoverished country? Moore could have balanced his approach like this, and still not lost it. I believe he could have strengthened his film by showing Iraq for what it was, and not creating a fictional account of life there.

The greatest point Moore makes is in the interview with a retired FBI agent, who questions the removal of 250 or so Arab citizens from the US post 9/11, by air, when all air traffic in the US had been grounded. They should have been questioned by FBI, especially those who are related to Bin Laden directly. Also, Moore does an excellent job of outlining the Bush insiders and their ties to the oil industry.

There may be a great film to be made about the Bush administration. This is not it.

The worst thing about this movie for me, though was the pall of hypocrisy that hung over it. As Moore decries the war profiteers, he becomes one. As he accuses the US government of exploiting the poor and marginalized of the US for profit, he does the same. As Fahrenheit 911 approaches $100,000,000 in domestic receipts, I sat in the theatre thinking that Moore himself is as big a war profiteer as any of his targets.

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