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Writers:
James C. Moore (book) and
Wayne Slater (book)
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An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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 ... Herself
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
Pete McRae ... Himself - Former Official, Texas Agriculture Department
Bill Miller ... Himself - Republican Political Consultant
Mike Moeller ... Himself - Former Texas Deputy Agriculture Commissioner
Jesse Oliver ... Himself - Former General Counsel, Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Tom Pauken ... Himself - Texas State GOP Chairman, 1994-1998
Chelle Lieseke Pokorney ... Herself (as Carolyn 'Chelle' Pokorney)
Ross Ramsey ... Himself - Editor, Texas Weekly
A.R. Schwartz ... Himself - Texas State Legislature 1955-1981 (as A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz)
Dee Simpson ... Himself
Glenn Smith ... Himself - Former Austin Bureau Chief, Houston Post
Jason Stanford ... Himself
Karl Struble ... Himself - Cleland Campaign Consultant
John Weaver ... Himself - Vice-Chairman, Clements Campaign, 1986
Joseph Wilson ... Himself - Former U.S. Chargé D'Affaires, Iraq (as Joseph C. Wilson)
Jacques Vroom ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Atwater ... Himself - Political Advisor to the First President Bush (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (as President George W. Bush)
William P. Clements Jr. ... Himself - Republican Challanger for Texas Governor (archive footage) (as Bill Clements)
Alan Dixon ... Himself - Illinois State Treasurer, 1970 (archive footage)
James C. Moore ... Himself - Co-author 'Bush's Brain' (as James Moore)
Fredrick E. Pokorney ... Himself (archive footage) (as Fred Pokorney)
Karl Rove ... Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Slater ... Himself - Co-author 'Bush's Brain'
Mark White ... Himself - Democratic Governor of Texas, 1983-1987 (archive footage)

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gray Davis ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jim Hightower ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rick Perry ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ann Richards ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph Mealey 
Michael Shoob  (as Michael Paradies Shoob)
 
Writing credits
James C. Moore (book) and
Wayne Slater (book)

Produced by
Joseph Mealey .... producer
Elizabeth Reeder .... co-producer
Michael Shoob .... producer (as Michael Paradies Shoob)
 
Original Music by
David Friedman (music by)
Michelle Shocked (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mealey 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Siiter 
 
Art Department
Chris Panatier .... illustration artist
 
Sound Department
Jeff Levison .... re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Trent Harris .... additional photography
Afshin Javadi .... additional photography
 
Animation Department
Cameron Teisher .... animator
 
Music Department
Tim Gennert .... musician: bass and organ
Tim Gennert .... recordist
Ernie Medeiros .... music recording assistant
Janet Robin .... musician: guitar
 
Other crew
Peter Broderick .... distribution consultant
D.R. Commander .... technical assistance (as Darrell Commander)
Janice Jaeschke .... research assistant
Daniel Linck .... marketing consultant
Elizabeth Reeder .... production attorney
Geoff Sloan .... researcher: teleclip
 
Thanks
Tom Aberg .... special thanks
Frank Carlos .... special thanks
Paul Cullum .... special thanks
Matt Dentler .... special thanks
Mike Donahue .... special thanks
Jerome Duboz .... special thanks: William Morris Independent
Cassian Elwes .... special thanks: William Morris Independent
Sandy Fellerman .... special thanks
Sam Fleishman .... special thanks
Shannon Grounds .... special thanks
Art Harris .... special thanks
Susan Hayden .... special thanks
Vickie Hoch .... special thanks
Andrew Jackson .... special thanks
Andrea Jones .... special thanks: Senator John McCain's Office
Mary Ann Mantoen .... special thanks
Joshua Marshall .... special thanks
Paul Maslansky .... special thanks
Dean Munyon .... special thanks
Laura Munyon .... special thanks
Rick Overton .... special thanks
Deborah Pitts .... special thanks
David Pugh .... special thanks: Wiley Publishing
Rena Ronson .... special thanks: William Morris Independent
Daniel Shaw .... special thanks
Bill Simmons .... special thanks
David Sokolow .... special thanks
Gary Tarpinian .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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80 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Political consultant as the Oz-like man behind the curtain., 4 November 2004
Author: douglindsay from Denver, Colorado

Behind the scenes political consultant who has carefully crafted W's image and choices at any cost. Only a 9 if politics and propaganda are subjects you are interested in. Follows Rove's career since pre-Bush days as he steps on people and does dirty tricks to defeat the many "other guys" he or his clients go against, quite often ending their careers. As a resident of Texas until 2000, I was more familiar with some of the players and "plays" in the first half and enjoyed hearing the story behind the story. As a mediocre governor, and my governor at the time, I was amazed when "W" got his parties nod in 2000 and now I see how he accomplished this. A bit slow or off the path in places, it still makes it's point very well. By the way if Robert Novak isn't held accountable for exposing the CIA operative, there is truly no justice in this world.

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