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Director:
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Will Ferrell (written by)
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Release Date:
14 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Ask not what your country can do for you but what have I done to your country?
Plot:
It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more »
NewsDesk:
'Eastbound & Down' will return to HBO
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 April 2009, 11:00 AM, PDT)

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Overall, Very Funny See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Will Ferrell ... George W. Bush
Michael Delaney ... Dr. Scott Blumeth
Pia Glenn ... Condoleezza Rice

Adam Mucci ... Pilot
Patrick Ferrell ... Jerry - Secret Service Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gordon Brown ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elaine L. Chao ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Stephen Harper ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angela Merkel ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward Norton ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Gale Norton ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Perle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karl Rove ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nicolas Sarkozy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommy Thompson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Marty Callner 
 
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Will Ferrell (written by)

Produced by
Marty Callner .... producer
Jessica Elbaum .... executive producer
Will Ferrell .... executive producer
Jerry Frankel .... producer
Randall Gladstein .... producer
Adam McKay .... executive producer
Jeffrey Richards .... producer
Steve Traxler .... producer
Carol Axler Turner .... line producer
 
Makeup Department
Bettie O. Rogers .... wigs/hair designer
 
Production Management
Hilary Gladstein .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Beck .... lighting director
 
Music Department
Louis Colaianni .... vocal coach
 
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Louis Colaianni .... vocal coach
Peggy Healy .... production assistant
Lauryn Kahn .... assistant: Mr. McKay
Adam McKay .... stage director
Charles Means .... production stage manager
Elizabeth Moloney .... assistant stage manager
Gena Prastos .... script supervisor
Adam Schindler .... assistant to producers
Matt Williams .... choreographer
Brandon Loulias .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elon Rutberg .... general press representative (uncredited)
 
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Joe Witt .... special thanks
 

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Commonand Serena Williams are clearly seen sitting in the audience behind the audience member nicknamed "Jacques Cousteau."See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
George W. Bush:That was weird. When the pilots of Marine One said they were going to drop me off in New York City, I thought they were joking. I said, "Sure. Y'know, while you're at it, why don't you drop me off in the faggy Theater District?" And guess what, they did...
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References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
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Seasons of LoveSee more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Overall, Very Funny, 8 January 2010
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

After what I thought was a rather slow start, Will Ferrell picked up steam in this largely one-man stage play about the life and times and presidency of George W. Bush - the 43rd, former but not too lamented president of the United States. It's sometimes crude (the penis thing was overdone), sometimes bewildering (I never really understood the reference to the time in Vermont with the guy whose name I forget) and some things went on too long (the "wipe that smirk off your face" gag near that weak start - yeah, it was part of the show, and the "giving audience members nicknames" became very tired very fast.) In spite of those weaknesses, though - and unless you're a rabid fan of Bush - this is pretty funny stuff. It really hits its stride once Bush is elected and the review of his presidency begins. There are some truly hilarious moments - the Condi Rice scene was great, as well as some of the Dick Cheney reflections - and even a more or less serious moment, when Ferrell's Bush reflects on those who've died as a result of the war in Iraq. There are a lot of just plain humorous and yet historical anecdotes (like reflections on the "coalition of the willing" - Morocco's offer to send trained monkeys to Iraq and the Solomon Islands joining - in spite of the fact that they have no army - as well as the whole anti-France "freedom fries" silliness.)

Ferrell's performance was pretty good. He had the Bush swagger down pat ("in Texas we call this walking!") and he looked and sounded the part pretty well, the voice leading to a humorous moment questioning why no one else in the entire Bush family has a Texas accent! Even if you are a Bush fan, watch it for what it is - poking fun at a guy who even conservatives would have to admit was a pretty controversial president. 8/10

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