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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.

Directors:

Joseph Mealey, Michael Shoob (as Michael Paradies Shoob)

Writers:

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

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

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George W. Bush's Brain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,927, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,525, 31 December 2004
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BeBe Films Inc. See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

Peachfuzz
From the album "Deep Natural"
Available on Mighty Sound
Written and Performed by Michelle Shocked
Published by Campfire Girl Publishing
(ASCAP)/Administered by Bug
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Political consultant as the Oz-like man behind the curtain.
4 November 2004 | by douglindsaySee all my reviews

Behind the scenes political consultant who has carefully crafted W's image and choices at any cost. Only a 9 if politics and propaganda are subjects you are interested in. Follows Rove's career since pre-Bush days as he steps on people and does dirty tricks to defeat the many "other guys" he or his clients go against, quite often ending their careers. As a resident of Texas until 2000, I was more familiar with some of the players and "plays" in the first half and enjoyed hearing the story behind the story. As a mediocre governor, and my governor at the time, I was amazed when "W" got his parties nod in 2000 and now I see how he accomplished this. A bit slow or off the path in places, it still makes it's point very well. By the way if Robert Novak isn't held accountable for exposing the CIA operative, there is truly no justice in this world.


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