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Stanley Weiser (written by)
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Release Date:
17 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Josh Brolin ... George W. Bush

Colin Hanks ... Speechwriter #1

Toby Jones ... Karl Rove

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Paul Wolfowitz

Jeffrey Wright ... Colin Powell

Thandie Newton ... Condoleezza Rice

Scott Glenn ... Donald Rumsfeld

Richard Dreyfuss ... Dick Cheney

Bruce McGill ... George Tenet

Wes Chatham ... Fraternity Enforcer

Jesse Bradford ... Fraternity President

Sean Stone ... Fraternity Pledge #1
Ben Mayer ... Fraternity Pledge #2

James Cromwell ... George H.W. Bush

Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Oil Worker
Shea Lewis ... Oil Rig Driller

Randal Reeder ... Oil Rig Foreman

Marley Shelton ... Fran
Litt Martin ... 1971 Houston Oilman #1
James Ron Parker ... 1971 Houston Oilman #2

Michael Gaston ... General Tommy Franks
Keenan Harrison Brand ... Marvin Bush

Ellen Burstyn ... Barbara Bush

Jason Ritter ... Jeb Bush

Bryan Massey ... Skeeter

Noah Wyle ... Don Evans

Bill Jenkins ... Jim Sale

Brent Sexton ... Joe O'Neill

Jonathan Breck ... Corn Dog

Jenny Shakeshaft ... Suzie Evans (as Jennifer Sipes)

Jonna Juul-Hansen ... Jan O'Neill

Elizabeth Banks ... Laura Bush

Paul Rae ... Kent Hance

David Born ... Texas Debate Moderator

John Buffalo Mailer ... Speechwriter #2

James Martin Kelly ... NSC Official

Rob Corddry ... Ari Fleischer
William Lanier ... Resort Waiter

Stacy Keach ... Rev. Earle Hudd

Gregory Alan Williams ... Evangelical Minister (as Gregory Alan-Williams)

Jon Michael Davis ... 1988 Campaign Aide #1 (as Jon Davis)

Andrew Sensenig ... Texas Reporter #1

Gabriela Ostos ... Texas Reporter #2

Lisa Fairchild ... Texas Reporter #3
Paul T. Taylor ... Texas Reporter #4
Halley Rachal ... Park Bench Voter #1 (as Halley Rachel)
Dottie McWhiney ... Park Bench Voter #2

Ronan Summers ... CIA Official

John Neisler ... Cheney's Lawyer

Ioan Gruffudd ... Prime Minister Tony Blair

Charles Fathy ... Pres. Jacques Chirac (voice)

Jim Garrity ... TV Commentator #1 (as James A. Garrity)
Anne Pressly ... TV Commentator #2

Randall Newsome ... Paul Bremer
Jewel Williams ... Legless Soldier
Oscar Contreras ... Burned Soldier

Tom Kemp ... David Kay

Teresa Cheung ... Miss China
Brad Sham ... White House Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael C. 'Mike' Allen ... Presidential Aid - Gulf War Sit. Room (uncredited)
Kristin Barnhart ... Oil Tycoon Wife (uncredited)

Amanda Bosley ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
McIntyre Bridges ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Dane Brown ... Press (uncredited)
Bruce Bryant ... Odessa Debate Patron (uncredited)
Patrick Michael Carney ... Navy Seal #1 (uncredited)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Trent Dee ... Married Couple (uncredited)
Lacey Ford ... Car Passenger (uncredited)

Chris Freihofer ... Evangelical 2 (uncredited)
Terry Boyd Gamble ... Rove Aide (uncredited)

Mike Gassaway ... Scooter Libby (uncredited)

Jude Gavi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeff Gibbs ... Josiah Pringle (uncredited)

Mark A. Hernandez ... Migrant Worker (uncredited)

Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Don Kress ... Navy Official (uncredited)

Jimmy Lee Jr. ... Oil Rig Worker (uncredited)

Madison Mason ... Adm. Kelly (uncredited)
Mitch Maxwell ... Hotel Security Guard / Businessman (uncredited)

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lee Ann McDade ... White House Reporter (uncredited)
John Gibson Miller ... Well Wisher (uncredited)
Richard Myers ... Himself - General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ashley-Anne Parker ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Matthew Ramsaur ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Sean M. Sellers ... Waiter (uncredited)

Matt Sigloch ... Lieutenant General Shriver (uncredited)
James W. Spradling II ... Odessa Debate Patron (uncredited)

Bill Stinchcomb ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Taylor Treadwell ... Anchor #2 (uncredited)
Jonathan Tripp ... News Boom Operator (uncredited)

Chuck Vail ... Jerimiah Adams (uncredited)
W. Douglas Waterfield ... Assistant Secretary of State (uncredited)

Drew Waters ... Navy SEAL (uncredited)

Brent Weisner ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Tucker Wells ... Press Room Reporter (uncredited)

Steven E. Williams ... Motorist / Background Driver (uncredited)

Rodney Wiseman ... Oil Man at Party (uncredited)
Johnny Wright ... Odessa Debate Patron (uncredited)
Scott Yarnell ... News Photographer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Oliver Stone 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stanley Weiser (written by)

Produced by
Bill Block .... producer
Moritz Borman .... producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (as Mark A. Brooke)
Teresa Cheung .... executive producer
Elliot Ferwerda .... executive producer
Suzie Gilbert .... co-producer
Peter D. Graves .... executive producer (as Peter Graves)
Paul Hanson .... producer
Johnny Hon .... executive producer
Jon Kilik .... co-executive producer
Eric Kopeloff .... producer
Christopher Mapp .... executive producer
Tom Ortenberg .... executive producer
Ethan Smith .... co-producer
Thomas Sterchi .... executive producer
Matthew Street .... executive producer
David Whealy .... executive producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Cantelon 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alexis Chavez 
Joe Hutshing 
Julie Monroe 
 
Casting by
Sarah Finn 
 
Production Design by
Derek R. Hill 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu 
John Richardson 
 
Set Decoration by
Mel Cooper 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Dennison 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... assistant makeup artist
John R. Bayless .... key makeup artist
Stephen Bettles .... prosthetic makeup artist
Marcos Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist
LaToya Henderson .... makeup artist (as LaToya Green)
Karyn Huston .... key hair stylist (as Karyn Alexander Huston)
Jack Lazzaro .... additional makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... wigmaker (as Renate E. Leuschner)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Theresa McCoy McDowell .... makeup artist (as Theresa McCoy-McDowell)
Chrissy Morris .... additional makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetic supplier
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetics designer
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects designer
Trefor Proud .... makeup department head
Kim Santantonio .... department head hair
Remi Savva .... makeup artist
Duane Saylor .... additional makeup artist
Yolanda Sheridan .... additional makeup artist
Suzy Boyd Teekell .... hair stylist
Tony Ward .... third hair stylist
Amy Wood .... hair stylist
Louisa Gore Hamn .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Krystal Kershaw .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Shunika Terry .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gina Fortunato .... unit production manager
Rajeev Malhotra .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seth Hansen .... additional second second assistant director (as Seth W. Hansen)
Maria Mantia .... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)
Anastacia C. Nemec .... second second assistant director (as Anastasia Carmel Nemec)
 
Art Department
Daril Alder .... leadman
Rich Andrade .... leadman
Eric J. Bates .... property master
Leslie Borchert .... art department coordinator
Aaron Boutte .... art production assistant
David Keith Broome .... lead greensman
Kathy Brunswick .... construction buyer
Don 'Tex' Clark .... swing gang: Los Angeles prep
Diane Davis .... construction medic
Rhonda DeMarc-Elliott .... buyer: set dressing
Ken Deubel III .... scenic foreman
Stephanie Emery .... set dressing buyer
Frank Hendrick .... leadman
Eric Herzog .... props
Sam Jacobs .... swing
Jason Glenn Jimes .... paint gangboss
Jeremy Johnson .... carpenter
Rebecca McKibben .... additional set dresser
David Myers .... painter
Dominique Navarro .... props
Greg O'Donohue .... swing: additional photography
Cory Parker .... on-set dresser
Rhonda Robinson .... assistant property master
Jonathan S. Rudnick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tim J. Smith .... set dresser
John B. Vertrees .... assistant art director
Eric Wolfe .... construction gangboss
James D. Workman .... lead scenic
Doug Wuitschick .... lead scenic
Michael Wynn .... painter
Kathryn Yingling .... graphic designer
Cher Young .... props assistant
Keith Abel .... set dresser (uncredited)
Phillip Joffrion .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joey Kent .... set dresser (uncredited)
Adam L. Taylor .... portrait photographer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Harry Cohen .... sound effects designer
Andreas Drost .... dubbing recordist
Destin E. Gautier .... sound utility
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Shawn Harper .... sound utility
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane McKeever .... foley editor
James Moriana .... foley artist
Margit Pfeiffer .... dialogue editor
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Branden Spencer .... first assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Renee Tondelli .... dialog and adr supervisor
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
David Young .... post sound engineer (as David M. Young)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
James R. Bilz .... special effects coordinator (as Jim Bilz)
Jeff Brink .... special effects supervisor (as Jeffrey S. Brink)
Shane Gross .... special effects (as Shane R. Gross)
 
Visual Effects by
Briana Aeby .... visual effects coordinator: Frantic Films (as Brian Aeby)
Chris Bankoff .... co-visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Jose Beltran .... previsualization animator: Proof
Michael Bogen .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist
Andy Boyd .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Des Carey .... visual effects supervisor: Company 3
Salvatore Catanzaro .... visual effects artist
Tim Christensen .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Del DePierro .... digital integration
Sean Durnan .... lead CG artist: Method Studios
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor
Edgar Díaz .... rotoscope/paint artist
Ron Frankel .... previsualization supervisor: Proof
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Alex Frisch .... executive producer: Method Studios
Mathias Frodin .... lead digital compositor: CIS Visual Effects Group
Amy Garback .... digital asset manager: CIS Visual Effects Group
Kert Gartner .... compositor: Frantic Films
Alex Gitler .... digital compositor
Megan Goldbeck .... previsualization animator: Proof
Elias Gonzalez .... matte painter
Leighton Greer .... head of production: Method Studios
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Marlan Harris .... rotoscope artist: Method Studios
Maureen Healy .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Maureen Nixon)
Todd Herman .... assistant CG artist: Method Studios
Andrea Hernandez .... digital artist
Heather Elisa Hill .... visual effects production manager: CIS Visual Effects Group
Phillip Hoffman .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Mark Justison .... paint artist: CIS Visual Effects Group
Patrick Keenan .... digtial artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Deke Kincaid .... compositor: Method
Cristian A. Kong .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Cris Kong)
Bridgitte Krupke .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Roger Kupelian .... digital matte painter
Tom Lamb .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Emanuele Lecchi .... lighting and rendering artist: Frantic Films (as Emanuelle Lecci)
Alexander Lee .... 3D visual effects artist: Method (as Alex Lee)
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects supervisor: CIS Visual Effects Group (as Gregory Liegey)
Richard Lieu .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Rick Lieu)
Lisa Maher .... visual effects producer: CIS Visual Effects Group
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Francine Marchetti .... senior visual effects producer: Method Studios
Lisa Markou .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Jenna Mateo .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Jenna Matteo)
Heather McCann .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Katie Miller .... visual effects production assistant: CIS Visual Effects Group
Rob Moggach .... digital compositor
Andy Mower .... rotoscope lead: Method
Travis Nelson .... rotoscope/paint artist
James P. Noon .... tracking
Missy Papageorge .... producer: Company 3
Dolores Pope .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Ryan Raith .... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Alex Romano .... lead visual effects artist
Matthew Sabourin .... render wrangler
Toshihiro Sakamaki .... rotoscope artist: Method Studios (as Toshi Sakamaki)
Bill Schaeffer .... rotoscope artist: Method Studios
Georgia Scheele .... previs producer: Proof, Inc.
John Scheele .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Seckman .... digital artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Parker Sellers .... previs designer
Parker Sellers .... previsualization animator: Proof
Jane Sharvina .... 2D supervisor: Frantic Films
Jane Sharvina .... compositing supervisor: Frantic Films
Prateep Siamwalla .... tracking
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer: Company 3
Ranko Tadic .... previs animator: Proof, Inc.
Allen Tracy .... visual effects editor: Frantic Films Los Angeles
Jonathan Vaughn .... CGI artist
Aaron Weldon .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Matt Wheeler .... CG artist: Method Studios
Jerry Whitaker .... compositor: Frantic Films
Shane Christopher Wicklund .... roto artist
Gavin Wright .... previsualization artist: Proof
Gavin Wright .... previsualization designer: Proof
Xye .... tracking
Jack Zaloga .... lead cgi artist
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects
Karin Eunson-Ross .... visual effects production manager: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bryan Becker .... stunt double
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
Durk Tyndall .... stunts and water safety
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Basquette .... digital video assist operator
Troy Blischok .... underwater camera technician
Gary L. Camp .... Steadicam operator
Gary L. Camp .... camera operator: "a" camera
J. Christopher Campbell .... grip (as Christopher Campbell)
Sean Cruz .... set lighting technician
Bryan Delorenzo .... second assistant camera
David Easley .... grip
Charles Ehrlinger .... best boy grip
Vernon Evans .... video playback
Eli Everhard .... lighting technician
Eric Felland .... set lighting technician
Matt Floyd .... forman rigging grip
Robert Foster .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Ryan French .... best boy electric
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Hilton Garrett .... grip
Brad 'Mo' Gremillion .... rigging best electric
Jeff Griffith .... second assistant camera
Joe Guzman .... grip
Danny Hiele .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stan Hoyt .... rigging electrician
Wojciech Kielar .... camera intern
Jaroslava Kostkova .... camera intern
David Lee .... gaffer
Brad Leidholdt .... rigging grip
Bradley Martin .... rigging electrician
Fred L. McLane .... first assistant camera
Eric Meisner .... lighting technician
Jamie Moreno .... additional lighting technician
Jonathan Morrill .... balloon light tech
Brent Swampy Mullins .... rigging grip
Charlie Nauman .... film loader
Robert Owen .... rigging electrician
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rell Putt .... grip
Dale Robinette .... additional still photographer
Joe Sanchez .... first assistant camera
T.J. Sebren .... rigging electrician
Todd Thompson .... rigging grip
Tedd Underwood .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jamie Baremore .... local casting
Alex Christopoulos .... casting assistant
Tara Duncil .... location casting
Tamara Hunter .... casting associate
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... extras casting
Katy Peppard .... casting assistant
Leslie-Ann Reale .... casting assistant
Ashley-Anne Parker .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayle Anderson .... set costumer
Toby Bronson .... key costumer
Caryn Frankenfield .... set costumer
Betsy Glick .... costumer
Frances LeCompte .... seamstress
Dena Matranga .... principal set costumer
Meriwether Nichols .... set costumer
Valerie T. O'Brien .... costumer
Patrick O'Driscoll .... costumer
Nick Scarano .... costume supervisor
Jacqueline Shulman .... costume coordinator
Giselle Spence .... head seamstress
Susan Thomas .... costumer
Brenda M. Ware .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Cameron Arguelles .... film processing
Steve Bowen .... digital film colorist
Carlos M. Castillón .... second assistant editor
David Croom .... post-production assistant
Elliott Eisman .... post-production assistant
Philippe Majdalani .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Jim Passon .... color timer
Loan Phan .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Reiser .... colorist assist: Efilm
Erin E. Riegel .... post-production assistant
Jonathan Schwartz .... first assistant editor
Jen Woodhouse .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Frankie Blue .... additional music arranger
Frankie Blue .... orchestrator
Sally Boldt .... music editor
David Buckley .... additional music arranger
Paul Cantelon .... musician: solo piano
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Gary Chester .... music recordist
Gary Chester .... score engineer
Tanja Crouch .... music licensing
Andrew McKenna .... music coach: piano
Jill Meyers .... music clearance and licensing
Brett Pierce .... assistant music editor
Snacky Pierce .... assistant music editor
Brian Sapp .... music clearance
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
David Adkison .... driver: art department
Mark Anderson .... driver
Skip Barbay .... transportation co-captain
David Beard .... driver: cast
Keith Beard .... driver: cast
Monte Emery .... picture car captain
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator
Brian Kay .... production van driver
Charles Landers .... transportation office coordinator
John F. Teeple .... driver
 
Other crew
Jason Ament .... stand-in for mr. brolin
Nancy Banks .... acting coach: Josh Brolin
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Evan Bates .... assistant: Mr. Stone
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
Wendy Benge .... finance attorney
Lucie Bourgeau .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Bowe .... second assistant accountant
Selena A. Burks .... accounting clerk
Jennifer Bushnell .... legal assistant
Callista Card .... script clearance (as Callysta Card)
Bobbi Colorado .... animal supplier (as Bobbie Colorado)
Joshua Creech .... production secretary
Christina DeCharles .... assistant location manager
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Amy Draughn .... assistant: Mr. Brolin
Casey W. Engelhardt .... assistant: Mr. Kopeloff (as Casey Engelhardt)
Brooke Estrada .... production assistant
John Friedberg .... assistant: Mr. Hanson
Aden Glassman .... set production assistant
Hodge Grigsby .... location assistant
Michael Grigsby .... production accountant
Daphne A. Guichard .... on-set medic
Edmond Guidry .... production assistant
Winston A. Hall .... production assistant
Chuck Halley .... stand-in: Stacey Keech
Hevin Hampton .... stand-in
Kendrick Hudson .... assistant location manager
Shawn Hueston .... key assistant location manager
Matthew E. Jackson .... production assistant
Holly Jordan .... production assistant
Jonas Judd .... assistant: Mr. Dreyfuss
Matthew Keim .... assistant: Mr. Stone: Shreveport
Rachel Korn .... assistant: Mr. Block
M'Kenna Landers .... assistant: production supervisor
Roxann Langlois .... travel coordinator
Deb Loewer .... advisor: military / White House (as Dev Loewer, Rear Admiral, US Navy, Ret.)
C.J. LongHammer .... post services
Ryan Lowry .... caterer
Katie Malone .... assistant: Mr. Borman
JaLynn Martin .... stand-in
Susan McTigue .... assistant: Ms. Burstyn
Phillip Messinger .... location scout
Dennis Michael Mitchell II .... production assistant (as Dennis Ray Mitchell)
Kathryn Moeller .... assistant: Mr. Borman
Heather Montgomery .... international sales agent
Ernie John Montoya .... craft service
Jennie Myers .... second assistant accountant
Maire Ni Rochain .... production supervisor
Justin Nordin .... set production assistant
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. .... location scout
Synderella Peng .... title designer
Sophie Prevezer .... assistant: Ms. Newton
Charles Rapp .... location scout
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Kalah Roberts .... stand-in
Jean-Louis Rodrigue .... movement specialist: Josh Brolin
Rip Russell .... first assistant accountant
Jordy Serwin .... set production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager
Hallie Sheck .... office production assistant
Matt Sigloch .... military consultant
Johanna Silverman .... assistant to Mr. Cromwell
Janna Stern .... script supervisor
Sean Stone .... creative and editorial consultant
Michele Teper .... script clearance
Susana Torres .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Lisa Vijitchanton .... production coordinator
Leslie Wahrenbrock .... payroll accountant
Tucker Wells .... set production assistant (as Justin Tucker Wells)
Jonathan Winkler .... stand-in
David Wyles .... research consultant
Garson Yu .... title designer and supervisor
Jason Baum .... camera test pa (uncredited)
Mary Bean .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Richard E. Carter II .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Brandon B. Helmes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carter Mitchell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ian D. Navran .... location assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Piraquive .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Arlena Acree .... special thanks: Shreveport Film Commissioner
Ralph Brescia .... special thanks
Christopher J. Corabi .... special thanks (as Christopher Corabi)
Howard Fabrick .... special thanks
Chantal Feghali .... special thanks
Cedric B. Glover .... special thanks (as Mayor Cedric B. Glover)
Joe Jester .... special thanks
Bryan Lourd .... special thanks
David Molner .... special thanks
Frank Mulhearn .... special thanks: Louisiana State Film Commission
Steven Rubenstein .... special thanks
Chris Stella .... special thanks: Louisiana State Film Commission
Jared Underwood .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Bush" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images
Runtime:
129 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:12 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:PG | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44818)
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Trivia:
Josh Brolin hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975) the weekend the film opened, with Oliver Stone also making an appearance to promote the film. By ironic coincidence "Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Adele (#34.5)" (2008) was the debut on the show of then Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, 17 days before the 2008 election.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At several points, real-life quotes from George W. Bush are used in very different contexts. For example, he is shown saying "Rarely is the question asked 'Is our children learning?'" during his Texas gubernatorial run. He actually said it in January 2000.See more »
Quotes:
George Herbert Walker Bush:[on the phone with George W. after he gets arrested] My father would've kicked the living crap out of me if I ended up where you are now, Junior.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shotgun BoogieSee more »

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97 out of 156 people found the following review useful.
Uncomfortable, 27 October 2008
Author: robertgrimm-1 from United States

One word sums up how I felt while watching W: uncomfortable.

I went into this film expecting more of an absurdist comedy than a tragedy. The level of realism was far beyond what I expected. For the most part, the cast, makeup, and casting crew did such a good job with the characters that it was very easy to imagine that these were not actors on the screen but the actual people. Josh Brolin's characterization of W was certainly Oscar-worthy.

Even better than Brolin's part was Phedon Papamichael's photographic direction. The job of the Director of Photography is to bring the story to life through the creation of images to draw the attention of the viewer where the Director wants. Few films are as good of an example of this as W. Papamichael used the camera to force moral and emotional perspective in a way that I have rarely seen outside of the films of Stanley Kubrick. I've only seen the film once, viewing it as a complete work. I intend to watch it again to study the photography.

Overall, I thought the film was fair in its treatment of the actual people involved. The most ardent Bush supporters will not like it, but to still be that supportive of him in the final months of his second term, you either have to not be paying attention or be uncritical in all of your thought. While artistic license was taken throughout the film, the portrayal of all events and people, with the possible exception of Dick Cheney, were far more grounded in reality and recorded history than I expected.

The film made me uncomfortable on multiple levels, which is why it succeeds and deserves such a high rating. The portrayal of Bush's relationship with his parents, especially his father, forces the viewer to feel sorry for him. The overt religiosity that pervades the public service portion of his life must anger anyone who believes strongly in the separation of church and state. There are many moments when, with any other characters, the film should have generated much laughter. Only one moment in the film actually caused more than one person in the theater to laugh. I guess 4000+ dead soldiers drains the humor out of even the most hilarious gaffes.

I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a realistic portrayal of historical events. I wish Stone had waited until Bush was out of office to make it, though. While it captures the major events that were involved in building the Bush legacy, it ends far too early.

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