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Writers:
Nickolas Perry (screenplay)
Harry Thomason (screenplay)
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The ten-year campaign to destroy Bill Clinton.
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Previously unreleased material outlines the campaign against Bill Clinton's presidency, from his days in Arkansas up to his impeachment trial. | Add synopsis »
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One of the Best Documentaries Ever Made See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonathan Alter ... 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
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)

James Carville ... Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Larry Case ... Himself - Private Investigator
Paula Casey ... Herself - Former U.S. Attorney

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Conason ... Himself - National Correspondent, New York Observer
George Conway ... Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archive footage)
Andrew Cooper ... Himself - Reporter, The Dominion

Ann Coulter ... Herself (archive footage)
Gil Davis ... Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
Parker Dozhier ... Himself - Investigator, Arkansas Project (archive footage)
Ernie Dumas ... Himself - Columnist, Arkansas Gazette

Jerry Falwell ... Himself - Chancellor, Liberty University
Danny Ferguson ... Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archive footage)
Robert Fiske ... Himself - Chief Independent Counsel (archive footage)
Gennifer Flowers ... Herself - Clinton Accuser (archive footage)
Vince Foster ... Himself - Former Clinton Aide (archive footage)
Mike Gauldin ... Himself - Gov. Clinton's Press Secretary

Richard Gephardt ... Himself - Representative, Missouri (archive footage)
David Hale ... Himself - Municipal Judge (archive footage)
Everett Ham ... Himself - Member of A.R.I.A. (archive footage)
Steny H. Hoyer ... Himself - Representative, Maryland (archive footage)
Cliff Jackson ... Himself - Lawyer (archive footage)
Paula Jones ... Herself - Clinton Accuser (archive footage)
David Kendall ... Himself - President Clinton's Attorney (archive footage)
Howard Kurtz ... Himself - Media Columnist, Washington Post

Monica Lewinsky ... Herself (archive footage)
Gene Lyons ... Himself - Author and Columnist, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Jerome Marcus ... Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archive footage)
Bobby McDaniel ... Himself - Susan McDougal's Legal Advisor (archive footage)
Jim McDougal ... Himself - Clinton Whitewater Business Partner (archive footage)
Susan McDougal ... Herself - Clinton Whitewater Business Partner
Dan Moldea ... Himself - Author, A Washington Tragedy
Sheffield Nelson ... Himself - Former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate (archive footage)
Larry Nichols ... Himself - Former Marketing Consultant (archive footage)
Ted Olson ... Himself - Attorney for David Hale (archive footage)
Robert Parry ... Himself - Former Reporter, Newsweek
Larry Patterson ... Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archive footage)
Roger Perry ... Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archive footage)
Richard Porter ... Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archive footage)
William Rempel ... Himself - Reporter, Los Angeles Times (archive footage)
Janet Reno ... Herself - Attorney General (archive footage)
Bob C. Riley ... Himself - Former Arkansas Governor (archive footage)
Claudia Riley ... Herself - Widow of Bob C. Riley
Richard Mellon Scaife ... Himself - Financier, Arkansas Project (archive footage)
Ken Starr ... Himself - Chief Independent Counsel (archive footage)
Jeffrey Toobin ... Himself - Legal Analyst, CNN
Jim Guy Tucker ... Himself - Former Arkansas Governor (archive footage)
Bill Watt ... Himself - Municipal Judge
John W. Whitehead ... Himself - Rutherford Institute (archive footage)
Betsy Wright ... Herself - Gov. Clinton's Chief-of-Staff

Newt Gingrich ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Nickolas Perry 
Harry Thomason 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Conason  book
Gene Lyons  book
Nickolas Perry  screenplay
Harry Thomason  screenplay

Produced by
Joe Conason .... co-producer
Adrienne Crow .... associate producer
Amy Greenspun .... co-producer
Ben Harrell .... associate producer
Douglas Jackson .... producer
Chad O'Conner .... co-producer
Keith Sky .... co-producer
Dana Stoltzner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Miller 
Jason Miller 
 
Cinematography by
James W. Roberson  (as Jim Roberson)
 
Film Editing by
Nickolas Perry 
 
Production Design by
James Castle 
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Everson .... digital compositor
 
Editorial Department
Benji Gillespie .... assistant editor
Aidan Stanford .... film color timer
Victor D. Virovac .... digital intermediate producer
 
Other crew
Genessa Davis .... researcher
Colin Ebeling .... production assistant
Brett Eichenberger .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Liz Manne .... thanks
 

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Documentaries Ever Made, 28 June 2004
Author: Patrick Swift (pswift) from Los Angeles, California

The Hunting of the President is one of the best documentaries made. In what has turned out to be such a banner and distinguished year for documentaries, including Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me," Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", as well as "The Control Room" and "The Corporation", this one stands out above the pack.

The film makes a step-by-step examination of the attempted character assassination on then Governor of Arkansas (and later current President Bill Clinton), from 1990, before his ascension to The White House in 1992, to the year 2000, when the investigations into Clinton's financial and personal affairs were basically over.

With its clear focus and incisive interviews with some of the key spinsters who worked both for and against Clinton at the time, this documentary makes you aware of the kind of back room wrangling and political positioning that goes on when the two main political institutions are vying for power and public attention.

The film does not use heavy handedness, at all, in its treatment of the subject matter. Instead, it is its real seriousness and mature focus on the topic at hand that provide the fuel and fire that lead you to its firm conclusions. This may turn-off some viewers, but no one will be able to deny the film's findings or minimize its well thought-out examination of past political goings-on.

This documentary, like Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", is both instructive and historical and should not be missed by anyone. Overall grade: solid A.

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