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

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25 June 2004 (USA)  »

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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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After its official showing at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival the movie was given what has been called "the longest standing ovation in the history of the festival". Although the exact length of the applause is a matter of debate, journalists at the screening have reported it being in the area of 15 to 25 minutes. See more »

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[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

This film is dedicated to ... all the soldiers from the Flint area who have died in the Iraq war ... the 2,973 who died on 9/11/01 and the countless thousands who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq as a result of our actions. See more »

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Shiny Happy People
(1991)
Written by Michael Stipe, Bill Berry (as William Berry), Peter Buck, and Mike Mills (as Michael Mills)
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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A MUST SEE movie!
3 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Fahrenheit 9/11 is a very powerful and emotionally moving film. My partner and I went with four friends on opening weekend, ages 19 to 56, and we all had tearful moments in between the many laughs and guffaws. One of our friends, who has never voted in the 6 years since he turned 18, has now been moved to become more involved in the political process. This film is not just about "Bush is Bad" but really looks at how the tendrils of big business can, and do, shape the direction our government takes, and where the current administration has gone off track. Be prepared for a few grisly war scenes, but remember, it's nothing compared to what our men and women there have to deal with. Whether you like Micheal Moore or not, you should give this film the opportunity to move you!


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