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An Unlikely Weapon -- Eddie Adams photographed 13 wars, Six American Presidents, and every major film star of the last 50 years.  History would be changed through his lens.  But the person Eddie found hardest to impress was himself.


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10 April 2009 (USA) See more »
1/500th of a second to get the shot...a lifetime to forget it
In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon police chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerrilla point black... See more » | Add synopsis »
Doc Puts War Shot In Sharp Focus
 (From New York Post. 9 April 2009, 9:29 PM, PDT)

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Eddie Adams ... Himself

Marc Anthony ... Himself
Peter Arnett ... Himself

Tom Brokaw ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself
Bill Eppridge ... Himself

Peter Jennings ... Himself
Kerry Kennedy ... Herself

David Hume Kennerly ... Himself

Gordon Parks ... Himself
Thi Kim Phuc Phan ... Herself

Morley Safer ... Himself

Rod Steiger ... Himself (archive footage)

Kiefer Sutherland ... Narrator

Tracey Ullman ... Herself

Directed by
Susan Morgan Cooper  (as Susan Morgan)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Morgan Cooper  screenplay (as Susan Morgan)

Produced by
Cindy Lou Adkins .... co-producer
Susan Morgan Cooper .... producer (as Susan Morgan)
Original Music by
Kyle Eastwood 
Michael Stevens 
Cinematography by
Isaac Hagy 
Film Editing by
Isaac Hagy 
Sound Department
Luke Gibleon .... sound editor
Bret Johns .... sound effects editor
Alan Rankin .... re-recording mixer
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound editor
Drew Webster .... re-recording mixer
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound editor
Lars Bjerre .... dialogue denoising (uncredited)
Animation Department
Steve Drypolcher .... animator
Hiro Murai .... animator
Editorial Department
James Mitchell .... supervising editor
Music Department
Crofton Orr .... composer: additional music
Robin Turner .... music supervisor
Other crew
Rosemary Rotondi .... researcher

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USA:85 min
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Stunning - A must see, 9 April 2009
Author: roaringfirefilms from Los Angeles

I saw this at the Fort Lauderdale film festival and it jumped into my soul. It's about as compelling a guy as you can find but the story telling is pitch perfect as well. It took fifteen minutes for me to decompress on my own outside the cinema. Very powerful stuff. I then had the joy of seeing it again at the Santa Fe film festival and second time it hit me as hard. It is for me one of the two best things I saw last year, the other being Man on Wire. When are fiction films going to live up to the standard of the best of their non fiction siblings. Bear in mind Man on Wire beat Slumdog Millionaire for the Best British Film Award at the British Academy Awards this year.

Please go see this film as you won't regret it.

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