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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
29 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Ben Affleck ... Self (archive footage)
Stevie Wonder ... Self (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Gephardt ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Daschle ... Self (archive footage)
Jeffrey Toobin ... Self (archive footage)
Al Gore ... Self (archive footage)
Condoleezza Rice ... Self (archive footage)
Donald Rumsfeld ... Self (archive footage)
Saddam Hussein ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Ricky Martin ... Self (archive footage)
Byron Dorgan ... Self (archive footage)
Osama bin Laden ... Self (archive footage)
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Storyline

Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This summer Michael Moore turns up the heat. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Moore retained Chris Lehane, a Democratic Party strategist or opposition research, used to discredit detractors. He also hired outside fact-checkers of The New Yorker to vet the film. He has consulted with lawyers who can bring defamation suits against anyone who maligns the film or damages his reputation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Was it all just a dream?
Al Gore: God bless you, Florida! Thank you!
Narrator: Did the last four years not really happen? Look, there's Ben Affleck. He's often in my dreams. And the Taxi Driver guy. He was there too. And little Stevie Wonder, he seemed so happy... like, like a miracle had taken place. Was it a dream? Or was it real?
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All credited actors, including Michael Moore, are identified by the narrator or a graphic. See more »


Soundtracks

Fire Water Burn
(1996)
Written by Jerry Bloodrock, Celite Evans, Richard Lee Fowler (as Richard Fowler), James Franks, Charles Pettiford, and Gregory Wigfall
Performed by the Bloodhound Gang
Courtesy of Republic Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Moore shines a spotlight on Bush administration distortions with humor!
17 May 2005 | by davidklarSee all my reviews

Moore's film strips away the pseudo patriotic facade of the Bush administration with humor and tragedy to create a very compelling but flawed message: Bush used false pretenses to go to war while enriching his friends and letting the common people suffer the fallout. The film moves between powerfully tragic scenes( like the sound of planes flying into the Towers as the screen is blacked out to interviewing a dead soldier's mom) to parody( Bush and Cheney dressed like cowboys in a scene with Bonanza music in the background. Moore raises several provocative questions such as why did Bush sit for seven minutes in an elementary classroom without reacting? Moore suggests answers which imply Bush didn't know what to do. Moore raises questions and suggests answers which right wing critics find abhorrent. His film techniques of showing a triumphant, strutting Bush proclaiming major military operations are over and quickly cutting to a roadside bomb in Iraq exploding, showing Bush as either ignorant, stupid, or mendacious were very powerful. Moore's weakness was in trying to give his audience too many messages in a single film but he comes very close to succeeding. His success was apparent to many right wing radio hosts, who immediately declared him both a liar and antiamerican(or America hating).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahrenheit 911 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,920,637, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$119,194,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,446,882
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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