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Death of a President (2006)

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Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zahra Abi Zikri
... Eleanor Drake
... Larry Stafford
... Robert H. Maguire
... Dawn Newton
... Samir Masri (as Seena Jon)
... Greg Turner
... Casey Claybon (as M. Neko Parham)
... Sam McCarthy
... Marianne Claybon
... John Rucinski
... Dr. James Pearn
... Frank Molini
... Adam Brock
David Girolmo ... Spokesman
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Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

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Rated R for brief violent images | See all certifications »
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21 December 2006 (South Korea)  »

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A Morte de George W. Bush  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$281,778, 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$519,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,256, 18 March 2007
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The footage used from Dick Cheney's eulogy for Bush was actually edited footage from his eulogy at the funeral of former President Ronald Reagan in 2004. See more »

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When Eleanor Drake addresses the North Korean conflicts she calls the dictator "Kim Il-jung" instead of "Kim Jong-il", mixing his name with his father's (Kim Il-sung) together. See more »

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[end title cards]
Title card: One year after his conviction, Jamal Abu Zikri has still not been granted leave to appeal.
Title card: He remains on death row in Statevill Correctional Center.
Title card: Since recording the interview for this film Robert H Maguire has resigned as Head of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.
Title card: USA PATRIOT III, introduced in the days after the assassination, has since been turned into permanent law.
Title card: It has granted investigators unprecedented powers of detention and surveillance, and further expanded ...
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Enjoyable but, ultimately, forgettable
12 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I felt this film fell short of achieving anything truly monumental- aside, of course, from a controversial title and subject matter. A piece of cinematic history it is not, and my opinion is that once the hype dies down and this film slips into 6.2/10 mediocrity people will soon forget all about it.

The 'whodunit' feel to this film, using documentary-style interviews with the people involved with the investigation to unfold the story, kept this film interesting. This technique aided in preventing it from being "just another documentary" because the outcome of this fictional future-event is unknown to the viewer, unlike most historical documentaries.

DOAP fails to talk about the worldwide and/or nationwide repercussions of such a devastating event as DOAP attempts to examine, which was disappointing and clearly beyond the intended scope of the film.

In my opinion, I'm glad I had a chance to attend the world premiere and it's definitely a film worth checking out when it comes to your video store, but DOAP is no more of a "must-see" than any other enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable, piece of fiction.


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