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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Himself (archive footage)
Stevie Wonder ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
James Baker III James Baker III ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Gephardt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Daschle Tom Daschle ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeffrey Toobin ... Himself (archive footage)
Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage)
Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage)
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Ricky Martin ... Himself (archive footage)
Byron Dorgan Byron Dorgan ... Himself (archive footage)
Osama bin Laden ... Himself (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahrenheit 9/11 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$119,194,771, 28 October 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,446,320, 23 January 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the first submission to the MPAA, the film received an "R"-rating. Michael Moore, stating that if kids that are 15 or 16 years old in 2004 may be drafted to fight for the war in Iraq, they should be able to see this movie. Former New York State governor Mario Cuomo appealed to the MPAA on Moore's behalf to request a "PG-13" rating. The appeal was not successful, and the movie ended up with the current rating of R for "some violent and disturbing images, and for language". 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

All credited actors, including Michael Moore, are identified by the narrator or a graphic. See more »

Connections

Featured in What Is Cinema? (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Love to Change The World
(1971) (uncredited)
Written by Alvin Lee
Performed by Ten Years After
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Nostalgic for Soviet era documentary
1 February 2005 | by barankin-1See all my reviews

I checked out Dave Kopel's site after watching this movie and found that the movie is an interesting blend of half-truths, almost-truths, and not-even-close-to-truths pieces. Using this creative technique one can make a movie about everything from abortions between male teenagers to Australians winning the Australian Open. All you need for that is a camera man and no conscience.

I was grown up in the Soviet Union and the movie painfully resembles the documentary from my childhood scourging the capitalistic system. The only difference is that Mike somehow managed to take advantage of the system he apparently hates so much. Thus, I really do not understand what the fuss is about in some comments and why this movie is "a must see." If those who wrote that think that the movie is a great piece of art, they are probably mistaken. If they think that Moore made a good point, they are mistaken as well as nobody can make a strong statement fabricating the facts.

I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican but I feel that the party playing all those dirty propaganda tricks deserves not to be elected.


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