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Death of a President (2006)

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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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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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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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21 December 2006 (South Korea)  »

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A Morte de George W. Bush  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$167,000 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$167,000 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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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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When Eleanor Drake addresses the North Korean conflicts she calls the dictator "Kim Il Jung" instead of "Kim Jung Il", mixing his name with his father's (Kim Il Sung) together. See more »

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[end title cards]
Title card: One year after his conviction, Jamal Abu Zikri has still not been granted leave to appeal.
Title card: He remains on death row in Statevill Correctional Center.
Title card: Since recording the interview for this film Robert H Maguire has resigned as Head of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.
Title card: USA PATRIOT III, introduced in the days after the assassination, has since been turned into permanent law.
Title card: It has granted investigators unprecedented powers of detention and surveillance, and further expanded ...
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Assassination isn't really the issue
18 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That Bush was assassinated in this film isn't really the issue. The real issue in this film is the sequence of events that the assassination set in motion. It's about how the current state of national fear and paranoia could produce the results that the film depicts in the AFTERMATH of the fictional assassination. It's about how contradictory evidence is suppressed or ignored, stereotypes are reinforced, rights are willingly surrendered by a frightened public, and hatred is stoked. It's about how a mere tidbit of dubious information (the questionable smudged fingerprint) can be hyped by politicians with an agenda into international confrontation. The film was an excellent and insightful commentary on the current state of political affairs in the United States, and I recommend it highly.


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