The rifle used by the murderer was actually an airsoft replica (G&G SR25) of a AR15. See more »
The assassination scenario outlined in the film mixes those of the Kennedy assassination in 1963 and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981, but such an attack would be quite unlikely today as following the Reagan attempt, the United States Secret Service modified its presidential protection procedures to minimize outdoor limousine entries/exits - and never would one be attempted in any area with several high-rise buildings as depicted in the film. See more »
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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