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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 Wispy Clarke  (as 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
Tom Erickson .... intern (as Thomas Erickson)
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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Old hat, 6 January 2011
Author: michael-3204 from Portland, OR

It's difficult to get a handle on just what "Outrage" wants its audience to be outraged about. Ostensibly, it's the hypocrisy of closeted gay elected officials who support anti-gay legislation (or, at least, vote against pro-gay legislation). Yet the film spends considerable time on Jim McGreevey, the former New Jersey Governor, who was progressive on gay rights issues even while in the closet. And it features commentary from several conservative gays with groups like the Log Cabin Republicans -- people who are not in the closet, yet still support many of the politicians whose voting records the film condemns. Even Mary Cheney pops up, another out lesbian working for the Republican establishment the film takes great pains to portray as virulently anti- gay. Despite all this, the film sidesteps any examination of why someone might be gay and conservative other than the tyranny of the closet, for reasons that escape me. Their presence undercuts the film's basic premise, yet the filmmaker does nothing in the way of offering counter-arguments. Go figure.

The end result is a muddle, neither as thoughtful or penetrating an examination of the closet as it might have been, nor as trenchant or consistent an expose as director Kirby Dick's last film, "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" (about the MPAA Ratings Board hypocrisy). Dick is a skillful enough filmmaker to put together the material he has in a way that held my interest, but it doesn't add up to much and doesn't contribute much to the "outing" debate that, frankly, peaked about 20 years ago. It also doesn't help that the film spends so much time on Charlie Crist, whose political fortunes seemed much brighter when the movie was made than they do now that he has lost his run for the U.S. Senate. That just adds to the feeling that this film is plowing over well-trodden ground that not many care much about anymore, which is probably why the film didn't get very much attention (at least, not compared to "This Film Is Not Yet Rated").

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