The Hunting of the President ()

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Previously unreleased material outlines the campaign against Bill Clinton's presidency, from his days in Arkansas up to his impeachment trial.


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Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Investigative Reporter, Newsweek
Steve Barnes ...
Himself - Political Reporter
Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Himself - Former U.S. Attorney
Robert S. Bennett ...
Himself - President Clinton's Attorney
Himself (archiveFootage)
Sidney Blumenthal ...
Himself - Author, The Clinton Wars
Max Brantley ...
Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Times
David Brock ...
Himself - Former Investigative Reporter, The American Spectator
Himself - Senator, Arkansas (archiveFootage)
Joe Cammerata ...
Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
John Camp ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter, CNN
Susan Carpenter-McMillan ...
Herself - Paula Jones' Advisor (archiveFootage)
Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Larry Case ...
Himself - Private Investigator
Paula Casey ...
Herself - Former U.S. Attorney
Himself (archiveFootage)
Herself (archiveFootage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Joe Conason ...
Himself - National Correspondent, New York Observer
George Conway ...
Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archiveFootage)
Andrew Cooper ...
Himself - Reporter, The Dominion
Herself (archiveFootage)
Gil Davis ...
Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
Parker Dozhier ...
Himself - Investigator, Arkansas Project (archiveFootage)
Ernie Dumas ...
Himself - Columnist, Arkansas Gazette
Himself - Chancellor, Liberty University
Danny Ferguson ...
Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archiveFootage)
Robert Fiske ...
Himself - Chief Independent Counsel (archiveFootage)
Herself - Clinton Accuser (archiveFootage)
Vince Foster ...
Himself - Former Clinton Aide (archiveFootage)
Mike Gauldin ...
Himself - Gov. Clinton's Press Secretary
Himself - Representative, Missouri (archiveFootage)
David Hale ...
Himself - Municipal Judge (archiveFootage)
Everett Ham ...
Himself - Member of A.R.I.A. (archiveFootage)
Steny H. Hoyer ...
Himself - Representative, Maryland (archiveFootage)
Cliff Jackson ...
Himself - Lawyer (archiveFootage)
Herself - Clinton Accuser (archiveFootage)
David Kendall ...
Himself - President Clinton's Attorney (archiveFootage)
Himself - Media Columnist, Washington Post
Herself (archiveFootage)
Gene Lyons ...
Himself - Author and Columnist, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Jerome Marcus ...
Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archiveFootage)
Bobby McDaniel ...
Himself - Susan McDougal's Legal Advisor (archiveFootage)
Jim McDougal ...
Himself - Clinton Whitewater Business Partner (archiveFootage)
Susan McDougal ...
Herself - Clinton Whitewater Business Partner
Himself - Author, A Washington Tragedy
Sheffield Nelson ...
Himself - Former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate (archiveFootage)
Larry Nichols ...
Himself - Former Marketing Consultant (archiveFootage)
Himself (archiveFootage)
Himself - Attorney for David Hale (archiveFootage)
Himself - Former Reporter, Newsweek
Larry Patterson ...
Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archiveFootage)
Roger Perry ...
Himself - Arkansas State Trooper (archiveFootage)
Richard Porter ...
Himself - Paula Jones Adviser (archiveFootage)
Himself - Reporter, Los Angeles Times (archiveFootage)
Herself - Attorney General (archiveFootage)
Bob C. Riley ...
Himself - Former Arkansas Governor (archiveFootage)
Claudia Riley ...
Herself - Widow of Bob C. Riley
Richard Mellon Scaife ...
Himself - Financier, Arkansas Project (archiveFootage)
Ken Starr ...
Himself - Chief Independent Counsel (archiveFootage)
Himself - Legal Analyst, CNN
Jim Guy Tucker ...
Himself - Former Arkansas Governor (archiveFootage)
Bill Watt ...
Himself - Municipal Judge
John W. Whitehead ...
Himself - Rutherford Institute (archiveFootage)
Himself (archiveFootage)
Betsy Wright ...
Herself - Gov. Clinton's Chief-of-Staff
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

Nickolas Perry
Harry Thomason

Written by

Joe Conason ... (book)
Gene Lyons ... (book)
Nickolas Perry ... (screenplay)
Harry Thomason ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Joe Conason ... co-producer
Adrienne Crow ... associate producer
Amy Greenspun ... co-producer
Ben Harrell ... associate producer
Douglas Jackson ... producer
Kyle Minor ... associate producer: postproduction unit for Redux edition
Chad O'Conner ... co-producer
Keith Sky ... co-producer
Dana Stoltzner ... associate producer

Music by

Bruce Miller
Jason Miller

Cinematography by

James W. Roberson ... (as Jim Roberson)

Film Editing by

Nickolas Perry

Editorial Department

Benji Gillespie ... assistant editor
Aidan Stanford ... film color timer
Victor D. Virovac ... digital intermediate producer

Production Design by

James Castle

Visual Effects by

Dan Everson ... digital compositor

Other crew

Helene Nielsen Beal ... director of distribution
Genessa Davis ... researcher
Colin Ebeling ... production assistant
Brett Eichenberger ... production coordinator
Carey Ann Strelecki ... research supervisor


Liz Manne ... thanks
Rick Short ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A documentary based on the New York Times bestseller. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La traque (France)
  • Охота на президента (Russia)
  • Jagten på præsidenten (Denmark)
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $23,298, 20 Jun 2004

Did You Know?

Trivia This documentary film was made and first released about four years after its source book of the same "The Hunting of the President" name by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason had been first published in the year 2000. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Hunting of the President: Bill Clinton's Premiere Speech at the Skirball Center (2004). See more »
Quotes Sidney Blumenthal: There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington, that Clinton was not their kind of person. He gave a little talk at a party that was given to welcome him to town when he was President Elect, and he noted that those who came to Washington weren't there to serve themselves, and shouldn't be. But, they were there to serve the people who sent them. Now, some of those at that party thought that he was criticizing them. And they didn't understand that he wasn't talking about them or parties, he was talking about the White House and the Congress. He was making a political statement, but this was a threat to the status system in Washington. And those who chose to accept it as such chose to reject Clinton as an interloper and outsider and to stigmatize him as white trash and here he is someone who is deeply conciliatory and moderate in his nature and yet arouses intense opposition - what's the source of the paradox. It has to do with the entrenched power that he's confronting and trying to change.
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