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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
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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The temperature where freedom burns! 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: [Flint] Marine recruiters look for volunteers in Flint, Michigan. 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a screen text shot that reads, "Do Something: www.michaelmoore.com" See more »

Connections

Features CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (1981) See more »

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Cocaine
(1970)
Written by J.J. Cale
Produced by Bob Golden
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Swung the election ... for President Bush!!
7 November 2004 | by oscarnestellSee all my reviews

Well, Michael Moore wanted this film to affect the outcome of last Presidential election. I don't think that he had thought that some of his outlandish claims would actually turn people out FOR President Bush!

Commenting on this film is like commenting on that other polarizing film event of 2004, THE PASSION OF THE Christ. Let's get this straight ... FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is NOT a documentary. There is not one fact in this film that is not twisted to fit in to some slender political ideology.

But, that does not mean that Michael Moore does not make some valid points with his work. Believe it or not, I am a big fan of what Mr. Moore does. Mr. Moore asks people questions, and sometimes he tries to hold them accountable. I like that. I encourage that. I support that. I just disagree with some of his methods (the ends do not always justify the means), and with some of his conclusions.

So my suggestion would be this ... see the film. Then, if you don't like Michael Moore, go out with a camera and start asking your own questions. I dare say Michael himself would applaud you, no matter what your political leaning!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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