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Bush's Brain (2004)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 13 March 2004 (USA)
An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.


Joseph Mealey, Michael Shoob (as Michael Paradies Shoob)


James C. Moore (book), Wayne Slater (book)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Bonner Cathy Bonner ... Self - Richards Campaign Official
Bruce Buchanan Bruce Buchanan ... Self - Presidential Scholar, University of Texas
Max Cleland ... Self - U.S. Senate, Georgia (D) 1997-2003
Shirley Cuff Shirley Cuff ... Self - Proprietor
Robert Edgeworth Robert Edgeworth ... Self - Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University
Kent Hance Kent Hance ... Self - Bush's Opponent for Congress 1978
Bill Israel Bill Israel ... Self - University of Massachusetts
Molly Ivins ... Self - Author, Political Columnist
Richard Leiby Richard Leiby ... Self - 'Reliable Source' Columnist, Washington Post
Susie Lieseke Susie Lieseke ... Self
Wade Lieseke Jr. Wade Lieseke Jr. ... Self - Former Nye Co. Sheriff, Tonopah, NV (as Wade Lieseke)
Ken Luce Ken Luce ... Self - Campaign Manager for Rick Perry
Garry Mauro Garry Mauro ... Self - Former Texas State Land Commissioner
Chuck McDonald Chuck McDonald ... Self - Former Richards Press Secretary
Dave McNeely ... Self - Political Columnist, Austin American-Statesman


An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.

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Worth seeing
23 August 2004 | by catplace88See all my reviews

While this documentary is quite interesting and revealing, it does sort of jump around a bit and lacks clarity and bullseye blame on some of Rove's nefarious deeds.

What is most bizarre is they abandon the flow for awhile to concentrate on one soldier's fate in Iraq. In the wake of the administration's misleading information, I'm sure they wanted us to feel the sting of loss of a real person as opposed to just "another soldier dead"... but why just this one "random" fellow? At first, I thought it may have been one of Rove's relatives or something. But it wasn't. It suddenly felt like someone changed the channel to another documentary.

Having said that though, this is definitely worth seeing as the election looms.

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13 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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$11,927, 22 August 2004

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