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9 October 2010 (USA) See more »
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Honest Man: the Life of R. Budd Dwyer is a movie about politics and corruption, suicide and survival... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Emotional, enlightening, and revealing biography See more (8 total) »

Cast

 
Dyan Dwyer ... Herself
Joanne Dwyer ... Herself
R. Budd Dwyer ... Himself (voice)
Robert Dwyer ... Himself

Neil O'Neill ... William Smith
William Smith ... Himself

Steve Voldseth ... John Torquato

Directed by
James Dirschberger 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Dirschberger 
Adam Wroblewski 

Produced by
James Dirschberger .... producer
Matt Levie .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Colin M. Day  (as Colin Day)
 
Film Editing by
Matt Levie 
 
Production Management
Daniel Bartholomew .... production manager
Emma James .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Schilens .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mark Behm .... sound editor
Chris Gugisberg .... boom operator
Jared Swidzinski .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Anderson .... camera operator
Daniel Bartholomew .... camera operator
Dane Brehm .... gaffer
Dan Carr .... camera operator
Colin M. Day .... camera operator (as Colin Day)
 
Animation Department
Casimir Fornalski .... animator
Mike Horn .... animator
Rinee Shah .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Frank Slodysko .... assistant editor
 

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76 min
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This was the only on camera interview William Smith ever gave.See more »

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Was Dwyer's final speech and suicide aired live where childern saw it as it happened?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Emotional, enlightening, and revealing biography, 1 January 2011
Author: Ricardo Villarreal from United States

I had the great opportunity to come across "Honest Man: the Life of R. Budd Dwyer", a very well done biographical documentary and a tribute to a man who dedicated his life to serve his state, but who fell victim of political revenge and a disastrous justice system.

Although it's very hard to think about Budd Dwyer without thinking of his suicide, this documentary does an incredible job of not exploiting "the scene", guiding the audience to focus on what's really important to understand, which is Budd's life and his story.

The composition of the film was brilliant, narrating the story through a combination of powerful interviews with family members, notable archive materials, historic documents, and a very fine touch of artistic elements.

This is a great film that is both emotional and informative, and one not to miss.

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