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20 February 2012 (USA) See more »
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It All Began with Hope... (DVD)
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The political history of Bill Clinton including his two terms as President of the United States. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Campbell Scott ... Narrator

Zoë Wanamaker ... Herself - Narrator (UK version) (voice)

Directed by
Barak Goodman 
 
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Barak Goodman 

Produced by
Chris Durrance .... producer
Jamila Ephron .... co-producer
Barak Goodman .... producer
Sharon Grimberg .... senior producer
Mark Samels .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen McCarthy 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Novack 
George O'Donnell 
 
Sound Department
Brendan Berry .... sound mixer
Richard Fairbanks .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Fairbanks .... supervising sound editor
Chris Foster .... sound effects editor
 
Editorial Department
Don Wyllie .... colorist
 
Music Department
Chris Tedesco .... trumpet solos
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Number is ****, 4 March 2012
Author: edwagreen from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Outstanding documentary showing the life of President Clinton. The man shall always remain as an enigma in history. His greatness as president is shown while at the same time we see him fall victim to a human weakness-an obsession with sex.

We hear the familiar terms that described him-Slick Willie, The Comeback Kid and we see why these terms were so appropriate given the circumstances of his birth, intelligence, governorship and attaining the ultimate prize- the U.S. presidency, something which he almost threw away.

The documentary showed that at his darkest hours, it was usually foreign events that brought him back from the political dead. Bringing peace to Ireland and clamping down on the Serbian slaughter of Muslims in Bosnia were well shown.

We see a man of great fortitude in his policies nearly brought down by something that others would call a personal problem, but he was our president.

Did his dysfunctional upbringing in the early years of turbulence in his life lead to his aggressive sexual activities?

Monica Lewinsky comes off as the type who could have appeared in the 1963 film-"Bye, Bye, Birdie." Thanks to her, we almost could have said "Bye, Bye Clinton." Did his actions cause so many people to vote for George W. Bush in 2000? The man seemed always to be caught up in scandal as in Whitewater along with his sexual activities.

To think of his accomplishments in balancing the budget, weakening the Republican argument against him by passing welfare reform, his failed attempt with his partner Hillary to provide national health insurance for, coming so close to brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israelis, and his bouncing back to win the governorship of Arkansas after being defeated as the incumbent governor in 1980. This is definitely a fascinating story of a very complex individual.

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