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

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

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30 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Conspiración y poder  »

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

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

The movie is shooting in Australia at Cate Blanchett's request as she wanted to be close to her family while filming. See more »

Goofs

After Bill Burkett's filmed interview, the 60 Minutes team pass round a bag of Lay's potato chips. Throughout the scene this changes position; sometimes it's shown facing the front, and then suddenly it's facing the other way when the scene is shown from a different angle. See more »

Quotes

Mike Smith: Hey, I never got to ask you. Why did you get into journalism?
Dan Rather: Curiosity.
Mike Smith: That's it?
Dan Rather: That's everything. Why did you get into?
Mike Smith: You.
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Superb in every way--Do Not Miss
25 October 2015 | by (Los Angeles, Calif.) – See all my reviews

This is a terrific movie. Don't listen to people with an agenda who want to steer you away from this story. Excellent in every category. They don't make 'em like this very often any more. Yet of Redford's last 6 features, at least 3 are hard-hitting, honest dramas--this one, plus All Is Lost and Lions for Lambs. I have tremendous respect for his work. Blanchett is one of the best actors working now. Entire supporting cast is first rate, and I want to mention Rachael Blake and Andrew McFarlane as turning in superb work. The only thing that surprised me about the script was that Killian's secretary was left out of the story, and she confirmed that the content of the Killian memos was exactly as she remembered them--she agreed the typeface didn't look authentic to her, but the content was precisely what she typed for Killian. I remember because I saw the original 60 Minutes II broadcasts. Rather is a giant in journalism, and I still watch the CBS Evening News. It's still good, but at one time, CBS News was the finest news-gathering organization in the world.


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