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The Hunting of the President (2004)

Previously unreleased material outlines the campaign against Bill Clinton's presidency, from his days in Arkansas up to his impeachment trial.

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Cast

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Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Investigative Reporter, Newsweek
Steve Barnes ...
Himself - Political Reporter
Paul Begala ...
Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Richard Ben-Veniste ...
Himself - Former U.S. Attorney
Robert S. Bennett ...
Himself - President Clinton's Attorney
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Himself (archive footage)
Sidney Blumenthal ...
Himself - Author, The Clinton Wars
Max Brantley ...
Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Times
David Brock ...
Himself - Former Investigative Reporter, The American Spectator
Dale Bumpers ...
Himself - Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Joe Cammerata ...
Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
John Camp ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter, CNN
Susan Carpenter-McMillan ...
Herself - Paula Jones' Advisor (archive footage)
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Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
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Storyline

Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

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A documentary based on the New York Times bestseller. See more »

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Documentary

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Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jagten på præsidenten  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,298 (USA) (18 June 2004)

Gross:

$376,552 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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This documentary feature film was selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Bill Clinton: You have to understand there is an honest disagreement in America today, in the aftermath of the Cold War and in a globally interdependent world, as we move from an industrial age to a global information age, where the way Government has operated before is not entirely relevant to the present and has to be changed. The
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Bill Clinton: anti-government values crowd basically believes that the most important thing to do is get the right people in power and then concentrate power and wealth in their ...
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Chronicle of a witch hunt
1 October 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

The Hunting of a President is a documentary which chronicles the right wing beyond-all-reason attempt to unseat President Clinton during his two terms in office. Although it offers insights into the innerworkings of the anti-Clinton cabal, the film is more historical retrospective than revealing sensationalism as it pulls together the salient elements of what ultimately proved an ill-wrought Republican debacle. You'll see a rehash of everything from the Paula Jones brouhaha to the Whitewater scandal to the Ken Star witch-hunt to the Lewinsky affair and more all neatly laid out in a 90 minute package. Under special features is a talk by Bill Clinton which adds historical context and ancillary commentary. Well worth a look for anyone who lived through the 90's feeling as though they never quite understood what all that flack was about. (B)


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