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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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Zahra Abi Zikri
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Eleanor Drake
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Dawn Newton
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Samir Masri (as Seena Jon)
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Greg Turner
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Casey Claybon (as M. Neko Parham)
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John Rucinski
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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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$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 rifle used by the murderer was actually an airsoft replica (G&G SR25) of a AR15. See more »

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The Army uniforms Casey Claybon and his brother are seen wearing in photographs have several problems; beret worn has a shoulder patch sewn on it instead of a beret flash, paratrooper's jump wings worn under the Combat Infantyman's Badge, he has a CIB, but no ribbons from his service in Iraq, wearing a "chocolate chip" Gulf War style BDUs that are not worn nowadays by US soldiers in Iraq, and wearing a woodland camouflage t-shirt - something never worn by US troops. See more »

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Robert H. Maguire: Finding the source of the leak is the focus of a massive investigation.
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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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