A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

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Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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17 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$25,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,505,668 (USA) (17 October 2008)

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$25,517,500 (USA) (28 November 2008)
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Oliver Stone and George W. Bush were both in Yale's class of 1968, though Stone dropped out after one year and went to Vietnam instead of graduating, while Bush graduated with his class. See more »

Goofs

(at around 48 mins) At the lunch CIA Director George Tenet is mistakenly referred to as "Tenant". See more »

Quotes

Asian Journalist: Mr. President, what place do you think you will have in history?
George W. Bush: History? In history we'll all be dead!
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At the very end of the credits, you see a Christian cross with a period. It morphs into the W-period logo of the movie. See more »

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One of the most frightening films of all time

W., an outlined bio pic of former President George W. Bush and directed by Oliver Stone should be on every critics top ten horror film lists. Stone directs the film with a flat and unattached manner as if simulating the title characters own persona. There is nothing learned or gained by watching this film with the exception of knowing that there is definitely a major problem in our country right now when an individual of this nature is able to win Presidency. The horror of this film is that George W. Bush is portrayed as a drunk, set out to prove something to his ego. There is not one profound statement made from a leader detached from vanity or power. There is no philosophy or attribute toward a better world. There is only pettiness and spite. The film is sad and it leaves a note of a troubled America. The cast does a great job of creating a selfish interest group bent out of shape in the pasture land of Bush's Homestead. George W. Bush is portrayed as a brat, a trait that never seemed to go away. Where is the heart and mind of a leader? Surely, at some point, George W. had to have an epiphany...something!...anything! that justifies eight years of being President.


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