7.5/10
126,262
1,405 user 285 critic

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Trailer
2:16 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your country. Your future. Your movie. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

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?
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Pressing the Public Opinion (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Magnificent Seven
(Theme) (1960)
Written by Elmer Bernstein
Courtesy of Union Square Music Ltd.
Played during "Bonanza" credits spoof
See more »

User Reviews

Too Much Bias?
12 July 2004 | by micahconklingSee all my reviews

Let's admit it, it's nearly impossible to find someone or something today without a bias towards one thing or another. Fahrenheit 9/11 is clearly not an exception. I saw this film very recently and was stunned. Shocked. Michael Moore's work was thorough, concise, and extraordinary. I was truly impressed. However, there are things that the public needs to consider after seeing this movie. One- this is not the whole story.

Unfortunately, I don't know the whole story. Go figure. And two- in order to migrate further from possibly getting tunnel vision, we need to look at and seriously consider the other side. Don't get me wrong, I was enraged by the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11. If all of them are valid, I see no justification for the lies and corruption. But again, this perspective is not the only one and therefor other views should be considered and digested. Am I wrong?


218 of 398 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,405 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed