Bush's Brain (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary  |  13 March 2004 (USA)
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An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Bonner ...
Herself - Richards Campaign Official
Bruce Buchanan ...
Himself - Presidential Scholar, University of Texas
Max Cleland ...
Himself - U.S. Senate, Georgia (D) 1997-2003
Shirley Cuff ...
Herself - Proprietor
Robert Edgeworth ...
Himself - Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University
Kent Hance ...
Himself - Bush's Opponent for Congress 1978
Bill Israel ...
Himself - University of Massachusetts
Molly Ivins ...
Herself - Author, Political Columnist
Richard Leiby ...
Himself - 'Reliable Source' Columnist, Washington Post
Susie Lieseke ...
Wade Lieseke Jr. ...
Himself - Former Nye Co. Sheriff, Tonopah, NV (as Wade Lieseke)
Ken Luce ...
Himself - Campaign Manager for Rick Perry
Garry Mauro ...
Himself - Former Texas State Land Commissioner
Chuck McDonald ...
Himself - Former Richards Press Secretary
Dave McNeely ...
Himself - Political Columnist, Austin American-Statesman


An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »


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13 March 2004 (USA)  »

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$11,927 (USA) (20 August 2004)


$11,927 (USA) (20 August 2004)

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Written and Performed by David Friedman
for the film "Bush's Brain"
Published by Wandering Moose Publishing (BMI)
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Criminal attack dog revealed
30 October 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews


Riveting testimony from Republicans, Democrats and journalists exposes the felonies, devious and illegal activity that punctuates all the political campaigns and officials that Carl Rove has controlled.

Joseph Wilson's wife's uncovering as a CIA under cover operative was astonishing, as it shows Rove as a traitor to the United States of America and its people.

It appears that the war in Iraq is completely politically premeditated and conjured to keep Bush in power. Watching the family that lost their son in the war was very moving. It shows that elitists like Rove and Bush do not respect the enormous sacrifice of the individuals who serve in the armed forces, or their families.

The movie presents multiple stories and examples from reliable sources

Illustrating how Rove has shaped Bush's personality and career for 35 years.

Excellent! Well done. We need more informative documentaries like this so that the American people are educated and so that they have an alternative to their steady diet of FOX's diatribe and misinformation.

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