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

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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 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, 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

Became the widest number of screens for a documentary three weeks in a row:
  • Opening weekend (week of June 25-27, 2004): 868
  • Second week of release (week of July 2-5): 1,725
  • Third week of release (week of July 9-11, 2004): 2,011
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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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Referenced in Aftenshowet: Episode dated 27 August 2007 (2007) See more »

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Rockin' in the Free World
(1989)
Written by Neil Young and Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro (uncredited)
Performed by Neil Young
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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?


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