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Truth (2015)

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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Smith
Lt. Colonel Roger Charles
Lucy Scott
Andrew Heyward
Lt. Colonel Bill Burkett
Mark Wrolstad
Josh Howard
Lawrence Lanpher
Betsy West
Dick Hibey
Natalie Saleeba ...
Mary Murphy
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Nicki Burkett
Connor Burke ...
Robert Mapes


The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. "Rathergate") in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father's political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations. Written by Connor Smith

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a brief nude photo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiración y poder  »

Box Office


$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$66,232 (USA) (16 October 2015)


$2,541,554 (USA) (5 February 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andrew Heyward (Bruce Greenwood) notes that Dan Rather (Robert Redford) was the first to report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Greenwood played Kennedy himself in Thirteen Days (2000). See more »


The movie timeline shows June 2004 and Mary Mapes is meeting with Josh Howard and Mary Murphy. She describes Bill White as a "business man" in Houston. Bill White was the MAYOR of Houston. (as of January 2004.) See more »


Dan Rather: So political considerations were a major force in the Guard?
Robert Strong: [Chuckles] It verged on outright corruption the favors that were done, the power that was traded. From a moral and ethical standpoint, it was unconscionable.
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Crazy Credits

William Devane as The voice of Gen. Hodges on the telephone is not listed in the cast. See more »


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A good and truthful movie, Kate is wonderful
30 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on true events. How CBS caved in to the George Bush administration in 2004 to discredit a true news story. A major plot point hinges on the fact that rich and "connected" sons of influential Texans were allowed to enter the National Guard rather than be drafted and serve in Vietnam. CBS's internal investigators said it couldn't be proved. I know it's true because I served in the National Guard in another state and there were several people who got placed there because of "favors." and connections. Kate Blanchett is really good and totally believable as are the other characters. Maybe there is not so much action as ideas and conversation. But the movie rings very true and deserves to be seen.

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