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18 September 2006 (USA) See more »
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Julian Bond ... Himself
Benjamin C. Bradlee

James Carville ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Barry Cronkite ... Himself

Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Alfonse D'amato
John Dean ... Himself

Al Franken ... Himself

Barry Goldwater ... Himself (archive footage)
Joanne Goldwater
Michael Goldwater
Peggy Goldwater-Clay
Ted Kennedy ... Himself
Robert MacNeil

John McCain ... Himself

Sandra Day O'Connor ... Herself
Sally Quinn ... Herself

Andrew Rooney ... Himself

Bob Schieffer ... Himself

Helen Thomas ... Herself
Richard Viguerie ... Himself
John Warner ... Himself
George Will ... Himself

Directed by
Julie Anderson 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Tani Cohen .... producer
C.C. Goldwater .... producer (as CC Goldwater)
Joseph Martin .... field producer: Washington D.C.
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Vitarelli 
Cinematography by
Tom Inskeep 
Film Editing by
Juliet Weber 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Neil Cedar .... supervising sound editor
Philippe Desloovere .... sound editor
Chris Foster .... foley editor
Chris Foster .... foley recordist
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Animation Department
Andreas Minas .... animation graphics
Editorial Department
Jim Hession .... assistant editor
Other crew
Judy Aley .... archivist
Amy Ferzoco .... production assistant
Joseph Martin .... location manager: Washington DC
Madison Cliff .... special thanks
Markus Czyzewski .... special thanks

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90 min


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I Could Even Vote Conservative After Seeing This ****, 30 September 2006
Author: edwagreen from United States

Just kidding about my title but I have to admit that this is a fascinating documentary regarding the life of Barry Goldwater.

While a fiscal and military conservative, Goldwater certainly was not a social conservative. He was not anti-gay, or anti-abortion either. Had he run for political office today, the Conservative wing of the Republican Party would have looked at him far differently.

The documentary is fascinating as it takes us into a historical insight of the Republican nominee for President in 1964. A wide arrange of people are in it for commenting. Clare Booth Luce, an ardent Republican and screen writer, admired Goldwater. Rumor was that she wanted to be placed on the ticket. Maybe, that would have given the latter some pizazz as William Miller was a colorless V.P. candidate. Remember him doing commercials for the American express card?

Goldwater is shown never to mince words. His acceptance speech at the Cow Palace in San Francisco was memorable when he stated the groups that he didn't want to vote for him. This included bigots as he mentioned that his grandfather was a Polish Jew. Though a devout Christian, Goldwater had a rabbi as well as a priest officiate at his 1998 funeral.

His children and brother are forthright and a pleasure to listen to.

Let's remember that Lyndon Johnson did exactly what Goldwater was advocating regarding Vietnam.

Though I would have voted for President Johnson had I been eligible to vote, this marvelous documentary gave me a lot of insight regarding this American hero. Apparently, he was too right to be president.

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