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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
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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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Revealing and interesting doc that shows the hypocrisy of gay politicians from their secret lives to dishonest voting records!, 17 October 2009
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

Just watched "Outrage" and I must say that it's a very revealing and interesting doc. As many know politicians are crooks, and they lie and cheat and get involved in scandal mostly bribes and sexual affairs. However one secret that has been hidden which of late is becoming more and more the scandal norm in D.C. and of elected officials all across the land, is that many are closeted homosexuals. Who in engage in affairs and sexual encounters with their own gender. You must stand up and cheer for director Kirby Dick who you can tell as you watch really researched this topic well and was well informed as he interviewed many top sources who knew about the secret lives and sexual scandals of many closeted politicians.

Interviews come from many independent internet people and off beat newspaper reporters who have connections to the political world and have even personally seen many of these closeted politicians at gay spots and been told by others of their activities. As gay journalists Andrew Sullivan even gives his take. Also well displayed is the most well known cases beginning with Idaho senator Larry Craig who was caught by an undercover cop in a bathroom stall at a Minnesota airport asking for sex. What's even more shocking is even after this we see in interviews that Craig will not own up and say that he is gay. As shown during his segments and something that is revealing and hurts gay people the most is it shows along with Craig he and all other outed gay politicians continue to vote no and against gay rights bills time after time. As it shows many other lesser known congressman who were found to be gay vote no on gay rights bills.

As mentioned in the film from many gays that are fighting for rights they state that this voting no hurts the community. As those in power will not own up to their own faults and guilt of being gay as it hurts deep down inside so therefore their power of voting no defeats the hurt they feel as it's better to keep it inside. As the film states those with power can hide their homosexuality with no problem take the case of former New York mayor Ed Koch who had so much power that he banned his ex lover from the city! And the historians of literature and film give their history take as Tony Kushner showed with his "Angels in America" that this underworld of gay life in politicians from the right wing dates back many years as mentioned the most notable closeted figure was right wing attorney Roy Cohn. It even mentions many friends and staff members of both the Reagan and W. Bush administration were gays.

It showcases how politicians work around their hidden homosexuality but yet to stay in the spotlight and to look more acceptable for the right wing they will even do a marriage of convenience. Take the case of Florida republican governor Charlie Crist who married just to look more acceptable for the right wing and Republican voters. Yet still Dick shows an honorable and acceptable side when openly gay Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank talks telling viewers for years that he's been open about his homosexuality and that he feels better for it. And most touching is the words of ex New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey who said it right he was living a lie as he was married to an attractive and elegant looking lady named Dana but inside no matter how hard he tried to hide it he was gay. And coming out and opening up made him feel better and it was a justice feel for all.

Overall "Outrage" is a doc to watch it's interesting and revealing you feel anger at the same time a big thumbs up for Kirby Dick who's interviews and resources have exposed many and elaborated on many that were already lit up as more shocking info was told. Even though it's theme is homosexuality it still proves that those in power especially politicians abuse power and go to any means to hide their deepest darkest secrets. And still they feel as if though their actions are above the law. Clearly it's a film that showcases hypocrisy at it's best. As in the docs end as many gays would agree ex San Francisco supervisor and slain gay hero Harvey Milk said it best it would be best if all gays open up to the truth not only for themselves but to everyone. As clearly that's the message these closeted politicians should take it would be a better world for them and everyone else.

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