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Death of a President (2006)

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

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Eleanor Drake
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Larry Stafford
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Robert H. Maguire
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Dawn Newton
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Samir Masri
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Greg Turner
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Casey Claybon (as M. Neko Parham)
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Sam McCarthy
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Marianne Claybon
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John Rucinski
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Dr. James Pearn
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Frank Molini
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Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

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Rated R for brief violent images | See all certifications »
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27 October 2006 (USA)  »

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A Morte de George W. Bush  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$281,778 (USA) (29 October 2006)

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$519,086 (USA)
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The majority of the actors in the film were not told the premise of the movie. The working title for the film was "D.O.A.P.," and the actors were not told what the plot was, except for their specific scenes. See more »

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The FBI Agent in charge, Robert Macguire, says the apprehended suspect, Frank Molini was 28 years old. His drivers license, which shows on the screen says he was born April 2, 1975 which would make him 32 in October 2007 when the movie takes place. See more »

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Robert H. Maguire: Finding the source of the leak is the focus of a massive investigation.
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Enjoyable but, ultimately, forgettable
12 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I felt this film fell short of achieving anything truly monumental- aside, of course, from a controversial title and subject matter. A piece of cinematic history it is not, and my opinion is that once the hype dies down and this film slips into 6.2/10 mediocrity people will soon forget all about it.

The 'whodunit' feel to this film, using documentary-style interviews with the people involved with the investigation to unfold the story, kept this film interesting. This technique aided in preventing it from being "just another documentary" because the outcome of this fictional future-event is unknown to the viewer, unlike most historical documentaries.

DOAP fails to talk about the worldwide and/or nationwide repercussions of such a devastating event as DOAP attempts to examine, which was disappointing and clearly beyond the intended scope of the film.

In my opinion, I'm glad I had a chance to attend the world premiere and it's definitely a film worth checking out when it comes to your video store, but DOAP is no more of a "must-see" than any other enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable, piece of fiction.


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