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Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer
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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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Worth the wait! 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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Trivia:
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?
Is this out on DVD already?
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Worth the wait!, 7 April 2011
Author: pumpfakes from United States

As someone who's had an interest in the Dwyer case for sometime, it's great to see a film tell his story with so much care and attention to detail. If you're like me, and have a sneaking suspicion that Budd was innocent, I HIGHLY recommend you check this film out! I really like how the film included interviews with Budd's wife Joanne (she was so honest and even funny at times!) as well as William Smith (who's real testimony will probably never be known...sad really). The extras on the DVD are really chilling. When you see and hear Budd speak you really get a feeling for his personality...that of an honest, hard working politician (which sounds like an oxymoron, right?). He was cut from old stone and they sadly do not make them like they used to. Anyways, check this film out, it's one of the best indie docs I've seen in a while!!!

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