A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

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Jonathan Demme

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Jonathan Demme
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Carter ... Self (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Self
Rosalynn Carter ... Self
Elizabeth Hayes Elizabeth Hayes ... Self
Terry Gross Terry Gross ... Self
Carolyn Cole Carolyn Cole ... Self - LA Times
Josh Getlin Josh Getlin ... Self - LA Times
Jane Ammeson Jane Ammeson ... Self - Chicago Tribune
David Rosenthal David Rosenthal ... Self - Simon and Schuster
Carolyn Reidy Carolyn Reidy ... Self - Simon and Schuster
Charlie Rose ... Self
Diane Rehm Diane Rehm ... Self
Wolf Blitzer ... Self
Laura Ertmer Laura Ertmer ... Self - intern
Remington Byer Remington Byer ... Self - intern
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Late in 2006, President Jimmy Carter tours the U.S. promoting his provocative "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Demme's camera follows Carter from city to city, home to Plains (population 635), visiting a Habitat for Humanity site in New Orleans, and talking on radio and TV with Teri Gross, Charlie Rose, Diane Rehm, Jay Leno, Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, Tavis Smiley, and Al Jazeera and Israeli pundits, discussing Palestine's plight and the policies of Israel. Critics speak as well. Between events, Carter talks about Camp David, recent travels, being married, speaking Spanish, and wisdom he learned from Rachel Clark, his nanny. A montage of speeches, awards, and travels ends the film. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief disturbing images
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According to the film's press notes, the milestones and achievements of the Carter Center include: (1) Leading a coalition that has reduced incidences of Guinea worm disease from an estimated 3.5 million in 1986 to about 25,000 today, making it likely to be the first disease since smallpox to be wiped off the face of the Earth ; (2) Observing more than 67 elections in 26 countries to help establish and strengthen democracies ; (3) Teaching techniques that have helped more than 8 million small-scale farmers in 15 African nations to double or triple grain production ; (4) Furthering avenues to peace in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, the Korean Peninsula, Haiti, and Bosnia and Herzegovina ; (5) Helping to establish a village-based health care delivery system in thousands of communities in Africa that now have trained health care personnel and volunteers to distribute drugs and provide health education ; (6) Strengthening international standards for human rights and the voices of individuals defending those rights in their communities worldwide ; and (7) Advancing efforts to improve mental health care and diminish the stigma against people with mental illness. See more »

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He Betrayed America
8 October 2020 | by Johnny_WestSee all my reviews

The creepy old man who has spent over forty years telling people he really wasn't the worst President in the history of the universe, shuffles around, and mumbles about what a great guy he is.

His sleazy and dubious accomplishments are that he gave away the Panama Canal, allowed the invasion of South Florida by the Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguan illegal aliens; allowed the drug cartels free access to California. Texas, and Florida; backed down from Nicaragua's Communist Sandinistas; stabbed Iran in the back and brought about the birth of the Muslim Intifada and Jihad, the Iranian Hostage situation; ordered the tragic attempt to rescue the hostages, and on and on it goes. The Carter Presidency was a train wreck.

Jimmy Carter should have crawled under a peanut patch, and disappeared, if he had any pride or honor. Instead, he lingers on, like a turd sticking to the bottom of America's shoe.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Man from Plains See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,413, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$108,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,263
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Color | Color (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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