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Outrage -- Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.
Outrage -- An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.


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  (in credits order)
Tammy Baldwin ... Herself (as Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin)
Wayne Barrett ... Himself
Elizabeth Birch ... Herself
Chris Bull ... Himself
John Byrne ... Himself
David Catania ... Himself
Gary Cathey ... Himself
Steve Clemons ... Himself (as Steven Clemons)
Mark Cromer ... Himself
Kirk Fordham ... Himself

Barney Frank ... Himself (as Congressman Barney Frank)

Neil Giuliano ... Himself
Larry Gross ... Himself
Patrick Guerriero ... Himself
Dan Gurley ... Himself
Frederick Hertz ... Himself
Jim Hormel ... Himself (as Ambassador Jim Hormel)
Jim Kolbe ... Himself (as Congressman Jim Kolbe)

Tony Kushner ... Himself

Larry Kramer ... Himself
Dina Matos McGreevey ... Herself
Rodger McFarlane ... Himself
James McGreevey ... Himself (as Governor James McGreevey)
Bob Norman ... Himself
Kevin Naff ... Himself
David Phillips ... Himself
Dan Popkey ... Himself
Alexander Robinson ... Himself
Michael Rogers ... Himself
Hilary Rosen ... Herself
David Rothenberg ... Himself
Tom Sheridan ... Himself
Michelangelo Signorile ... Himself
Andrew Sullivan ... Himself
Rich Tafel ... Himself
Matthew Weissman ... Himself
Jose Antonio Vargas ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Mary Cheney ... Herself (archive footage)
Roy M. Cohn ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Colmes ... Himself (archive footage)
Larry Craig ... Himself (archive footage)
Suzanne Craig ... Herself (archive footage)
Charlie Crist ... Himself (archive footage)
Kelly Crosby Heyniger ... Herself (archive footage)
Terry Dolan ... Himself (archive footage)
David Dreier ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Gill ... Himself (archive footage)
John Hagee ... Himself (archive footage)
Dee Dee Hall ... Herself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)

Larry King ... Himself (archive footage)

Ed Koch ... Himself (archive footage)

David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage)

Jennifer Lopez ... Herself (archive footage)

Bill Maher ... Himself (archive footage)

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim McCrery ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnette McCrery ... Herself (archive footage)
Ken Mehlman ... Himself (archive footage)

Harvey Milk ... Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Musgrave ... Herself (archive footage)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Robertson ... Himself (archive footage)
Carole Rome ... Herself (archive footage)

Charlie Rose ... Himself (archive footage)
Brad Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Shepard Smith ... Himself (archive footage)

Jon Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)
Rick Warren ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Kirby Dick 
Writing credits
Kirby Dick (written by)

Produced by
Tanner King Barklow .... co-producer
Bruce Brothers .... executive producer
Chad H. Griffin .... executive producer
Jason Janego .... executive producer
Michael T. Miller .... field producer
Tam Nguyen .... associate producer
Tom Quinn .... executive producer
Ted Sarandos .... executive producer
Kimball Stroud .... executive producer
Ashley York .... associate producer
Amy Ziering .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Golub 
Cinematography by
Thaddeus Wadleigh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Blush  (as Doug Blush)
Matthew Clarke 
Art Department
Bil White .... designer
Sound Department
Jithu Aravamudhan .... audio engineering support
Nancy Barker .... first assistant sound editor
Michael Boyle .... production sound
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... dialogue editor
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound re-recording mixer
Del R. Martin .... audio engineering support
David McRell .... audio engineering support
Sean O'Neil .... sound recordist
E. Benjamin Posnack .... production sound (as Ben Posnack)
Michael Schapiro .... audio engineering support (as Michael C. Schapiro)
Len Schmitz .... production sound
Rob Silverthorne .... production sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Tanner King Barklow .... additional camera
Robert Benedict .... additional camera
Douglas Blush .... additional camera (as Doug Blush)
Evan Bregman .... additional camera
Scott Degraw .... additional camera
Kirby Dick .... additional camera
Alex Gazio .... additional camera
David Grossman .... additional camera
Desmond Horsfield .... additional camera
Kirsten Johnson .... additional interview camera
Michael Jorgensen .... additional camera
Christopher Keener .... additional camera
Gil Kofman .... Verite camera
Al LeVine .... additional camera
Michael T. Miller .... additional camera
Tesla Monson .... additional camera
Kyle Soloff .... additional camera
Erica Thomas .... additional camera
Brett Topey .... additional camera
Branden Wermers .... additional camera
Ashley York .... additional camera
Animation Department
Bil White .... animator
Editorial Department
Robert Benedict .... assistant editor
Brian Hutchings .... colorist
Michael Jorgensen .... associate editor
Matt Radecki .... digital consultant
Miranda Yousef .... associate editor
Music Department
William Kelly Hagan IV .... composer: additional music
Dave Holden .... score arranger
Mark Wheaton .... recording engineer and mixer
Transportation Department
Tiffany Armour .... driver
Anthony Barrese .... driver
Other crew
Monica Alba .... intern
Monica Alba .... production coordinator
Becky Altringer .... investigator: Ariel Investigations
Evan Bregman .... intern
Evan Bregman .... technical coordinator
Lisa Callif .... production legal: Donaldson & Hart
Nora Casey .... intern
Jacqueline Charak .... intern (as Jackie Charak)
Chevy Chen .... production assistant
Kirby Dick .... interviewer
Katie Doland .... intern
Michael Donaldson .... production legal: Donaldson & Hart
Joanne Dorn .... bookkeeper
Patty Duran .... bookkeeper
Thomas Erickson .... intern
Michael Feld .... intern
Sarah Ferrante .... intern
Mariana Flores .... intern
Taylor Greeson .... intern
Chad H. Griffin .... public relations: Griffin/Schake
David Kausek .... production assistant
Elsa Keslassy .... production assistant
Karen Larsen .... publicist: San Francisco, Larsen Associates
Hana Leshner .... intern (as Hana Ripperger-Suhler)
Katherine London .... intern
Kelly Parker .... intern
Cameron Parkins .... intern
Marshall Perryman .... intern
Kristina Schake .... public relations: Griffin/Schake
Vikash Shankar .... intern
Jamie Shor .... publicist: Washington DC, PR Collaborative
Leslie Tai .... intern
Nancy Wilson .... publicist: Los Angeles, Acme PR
Kerri Wood .... transcriber
Amy Ziering .... interviewer
Howard Bragman .... special thanks
Jim Hormel .... special thanks
Ana Kasparian .... thank you
Elizabeth Levine .... thank you
Adrian Salpeter .... thank you
Eddie Schmidt .... special thanks
Cenk Uygur .... thank you

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Rated R for some language and sexual references
USA:90 min
USA:R (certificate #45566)

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Footage of David Dreier and Brad Smith that appears in the film was shot candidly by Becky Altringer, the private investigator who figures prominently in Kirby Dick's previous documentary, This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006). Dick (wearing a striped shirt) can be seen in the footage of Dreier and Smith, sitting behind them at the café, along with producer Tanner King Barklow.See more »


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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Kirby Dick takes another look at a facet of American life that's considered a 'no-no' to talk about, 5 May 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Kirby Dick's attitude to material that's a 'no-no' is to say "yes-yes!" His previous film, a near masterpiece chronicling the hypocrisy of the MPAA on American film censorship since the inception of the NC-17 rating, served as an indictment while also having some fun. While a sense of fun only springs up on occasion in Outrage he still gets right what needs to be shown: an in-depth look at the rampant hypocrisy of government's 'in-the-closet' stance. Gay politicians rarely come out of said closet - in the film we see two such promininent figures interviewed at length, NJ governor Jim McGreevey and Massachusetts rep Barney Frank - and Dick's aim with the documentary is to seek out the hows and whys. It's poignant when it needs to be, but above all else it serves up information we as the public should know about figures. It's a truth-to-power assemblage on public figures who, time and time again, have voted against gay and AIDS rights (it may not surprise some to know it's Republicans who are the ones most in the closet-side) while denying what people can see outright.

Dick frames his doc on two key figures, one being Larry Craig, the disgraced congressman who was caught in a bathroom doing something that, perhaps, was equatable to what he described Bill Clinton as doing in the mid 90s. He propositioned a cop for 'something' and fervently denied it in public, despite allegations that there had been other incidents in the past suggesting more than likely that he was and has been in the closet. It's been one of the great follies of the past couple of years, and opened up the discussion that appears in the film (Craig, it should be added, has something like a 16% voting record on gay rights through his career).

The other figure, not with as much national notoriety as Craig, is Florida governor Charlie Crist, a "bachelor" who had married once and quickly divorced in the 70s and remained a single man for as long as anyone could tell - not to mention having a chief aid allegedly going with him around the world on vacations (the trick being that one would go the day before and the other the day after - every vacation for *decades*), and denied up and down being possibly, at all, gay. Despite all matters on the contrary, Crist denies it (after going through a girlfriend and another wife during and after the election), and continues to put fervent anti-gay judges on the state court.

Dick isn't out to "out" anyone of the closet - at least, anyone that would rather be kept private. But these are public figures, and the aim is that of This Film is Not Yet Rated: open up the lid, look inside, and see what makes this subject tick to hell. And with Washington and US politics and media, there's so much to mine and Dick and his team do a very good job. Hell, we even get Ed Koch! Who knew?

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