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Directed by
Simon Ardizzone 
Russell Michaels 
Produced by
Simon Ardizzone .... producer
Robert Carrillo Cohen .... producer
Sian Edwards .... executive producer
Alice Henty .... line producer
John Hoffman .... supervising producer: HBO
Earl Katz .... executive producer
Russell Michaels .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer: HBO
Sarah Teale .... executive producer
Piers Vellacott .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Tuomas Kantelinen 
Wayne Kramer (co-composer)
Film Editing by
Sasha Olswang 
Sound Department
Steve Borne .... sound editor
Bill Tayman .... dubbing
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Ardizzone .... camera operator
Robert Carrillo Cohen .... camera operator
Michael Ford .... additional camerawork
Mike Kash .... additional camerawork
Jeffrey H. Kirkby .... additional camerawork (as Jeffrey Kirkby)
Penny Little .... additional camerawork
Rick Manzanero .... additional camerawork
Wal Ozello .... additional camerawork
Andy Schocken .... additional camerawork
Kathleen Wynne .... additional camerawork
Editorial Department
Ester Brym .... assistant editor (as Ester Brymova)
Will Cox .... colorist
Ray Frawley .... additional editor
Patrick Gambuti Jr. .... additional editor
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... additional editor (as Luiz Ortiz Guillen)
Marco Jackson .... additional editor
Sandy Patch .... on-line editor
Music Department
Panu Aaltio .... assistant to composer
Kustaa Kantelinen .... musician: additional guitars
Margaret Saadi Kramer .... music consultant
Other crew
Pat Broxson .... production accountant
Jimmy Choi .... head of production
Alan Effron .... legal
Andrew Goulet .... production assistant
Douglas W. Jones .... technical advisor
Tom Larochelle .... production assistant
Russell Michaels .... researcher
Elias Millward .... production coordinator
Julia Mueller .... production assistant
Fred Silverman .... production advisor
Judy Tucker .... production accountant
Jaime Wolf .... legal

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A True Halloween Horror Tale, 3 November 2006
Author: james-ginch from United States

I just saw this documentary on HBO last night.The timing of this program could not have been more perfect. Right after Halloween, I was scared plenty.

I had long been aware of many of the facts depicted. However, until I saw a hacker change the votes on a Diebold Memory Card before the votes were cast, and change the results of the test vote, I was neutral on this issue.

We Americans who have been worried about this very issue have been culled into silence by those who would call our concerns "Conspiracy Theories" This film should dispel any such notion and wake up most citizens to demand more security in our voting process.

The film depicts at least 3 major issues, from Al Gore actually receiving negative votes in Volusia County, FL, to the final coup de grace, the hacking of the actual memory card.

Diebold Officials deny any such vulnerability, but they have no answer for the filmed facts. In fact, a well known politician from Colorado actually owns an interest in one of the voting machines known to contain serious vulnerability. This machine was used during his landslide election victory. It appears that optical scan ballots are the most easily hacked.

Wake up, America, it's possible that our "free elections" are not really free at all, and we have absolutely no way to find out for sure. Write your Congressman and demand a serious investigation.

We must not be complacent about our most fundamental democratic right! At the very least we must demand verifiable paper ballots to make sure our votes are not hacked.

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