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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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Robert H. Maguire
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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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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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$167,000 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$167,000 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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Preexisting footage of President George W. Bush and CGI effects help to create the scenes of his assassination. See more »

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On the Michigan Drivers License, the address is listed on S. Ellis St. in Dearborn, MI. However, Ellis St. does not have a direction, and also runs East to West, not North to South. 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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Eerie, realistic and a reminder of what the USA now looks like from abroad
20 October 2006 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

"Death of a President" was screened last night (20 October 2006) on Britain's CHANNEL 4, which is seen widely in Ireland also. It is really quite strange, being entirely like a real documentary but with acted interviews. The integration of real archive footage of Bush and Cheney with digitally manipulated images of the pair, to create various moments in a false present, is eerie. Cheney even gives a funeral oration for Bush at one point. Overall, the film seemed a bit too long but, if nothing else, makes one worry about Cheney as president! It also serves to make one realise how much is possible with digital manipulation of images. It is realistic. Not a great movie but an interesting one.

For this particular European, who has visited most of the US States at one time or another and who has many American friends, the film was another reminder of how worrying the United States has become. Still a great nation but hard to think of it as "Leader of the Free World" now that it allows cruel and degrading treatment of enemy suspects and indefinite imprisonment without a fair trial. Perhaps US viewers will find this movie in bad taste, but they should find some of the policies and actions of their current government a lot more distasteful.


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