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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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

With a worldwide gross of $222,446,882, this was by far the most commercially successful film (documentary or feature) of the decade based on or inspired by the events of 9/11 or the Iraq war. Most other films about the Iraq war (such as In the Valley of Elah (2007), The Hurt Locker (2008) and Green Zone (2010)), performed particularly poorly at the box office. See more »

Goofs

Moore stated one reason he made the movie was to prevent George W Bush from winning re-election. His attempt failed as Bush did win election in 2004. 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

Thank you ... The Lipscomb/Pederson Family ... The Petriken Family ... See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Fellowship 9/11 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
Words by Katharine Lee Bates (1895)
Sung by a Marine choir and played in the score
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A MUST SEE movie!
3 July 2004 | by qtpi0072See 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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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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