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The Hunting of the President (2004)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 23 January 2004 (USA)
Previously unreleased material outlines the campaign against Bill Clinton's presidency, from his days in Arkansas up to his impeachment trial.

Writers:

Joe Conason (book), Gene Lyons (book) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Alter ... Self - Investigative Reporter, Newsweek
Steve Barnes Steve Barnes ... Self - Political Reporter
Paul Begala ... Self - Democratic Political Strategist
Richard Ben-Veniste ... Self - Former U.S. Attorney
Robert S. Bennett Robert S. Bennett ... Self - President Clinton's Attorney
Carl Bernstein ... Self (archive footage)
Sidney Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal ... Self - Author, The Clinton Wars
Max Brantley Max Brantley ... Self - Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Times
David Brock David Brock ... Self - Former Investigative Reporter, The American Spectator
Dale Bumpers ... Self - Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Joe Cammerata Joe Cammerata ... Self - Paula Jones Attorney
John Camp John Camp ... Self - Investigative Reporter, CNN
Susan Carpenter-McMillan Susan Carpenter-McMillan ... Self - Paula Jones' Advisor (archive footage)
James Carville ... Self - Democratic Political Strategist
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Storyline

Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

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The ten-year campaign to destroy Bill Clinton. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Publicity for this picture declares: "There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation's history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country's highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It's enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen?". See more »

Quotes

David Brock: While they seemed like Bill Clinton was nice enough there was definitely a hatred for Hilary Clinton and a sense that they wanted to humiliate her by telling these stories.
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User Reviews

Shock revelation backed up by pure truth! Chilling.
5 October 2004 | by tahirjon6See all my reviews

This documentary revealed in a narrative style, how shockingly powerful the campaign to destroy Bill Clinton was.

The documentary ran like a thesis paper. Each statement was backed up by several facts, with at least one reputable political figure backing it up. There were also several confessions from well know republicans involved as well.

The narrative style backed up by Morgan Freeman's dark voice provided yet another bonus.

It truly provides an insight you've never seen. It changed my views on Clinton and how far certain political partys will go to get their way.

Music- 4 Out of 5 Narration- 5 Out of 5 Proof- 5 Out of 5

Overall- 9.5 Out of 10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jagten på præsidenten See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,298, 20 June 2004

Gross USA:

$376,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$376,612
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Redux)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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