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W. (2008)

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A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writer:

Stanley Weiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... George W. Bush
Colin Hanks ... Speechwriter #1
Toby Jones ... Karl Rove
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Paul Wolfowitz
Jeffrey Wright ... Colin Powell
Thandie Newton ... Condoleezza Rice
Scott Glenn ... Donald Rumsfeld
Richard Dreyfuss ... Dick Cheney
Bruce McGill ... George Tenet
Wes Chatham ... Fraternity Enforcer
Jesse Bradford ... Fraternity President
Sean Stone ... Fraternity Pledge #1
Ben Mayer Ben Mayer ... Fraternity Pledge #2
James Cromwell ... George H.W. Bush
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Oil Worker
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Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by Anonymous

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A life misunderestimated. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bush See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,505,668, 19 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,534,493, 4 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,434,429, 29 March 2009
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DTS | Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the wrap party at a local bar, a fight broke out involving one of the crew members, and Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright were among those present who were arrested by the responding officers. All charges were dismissed. See more »

Goofs

Laura Bush says she voted for LBJ. He ran for president in 1964, when Laura was 18. The voting age was 21 until 1972, so Laura could not have voted before 1968. See more »

Quotes

Donald Rumsfeld: [about Saddam Hussein's WMDs] The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you see a Christian cross with a period. It morphs into the W-period logo of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Dude 98 Reviews: Vice (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Whiffenpoof Song
Written by Tod B. Galloway (as Tod Galloway), Meade Minnigerode, and George S. Pomeroy (as George Pomeroy)
Performed by Collegians Male Chorus
Courtesy of Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
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more positive than it should be
15 August 2009 | by EchoMaRinESee all my reviews

This is a difficult to comment movie indeed. Story telling, acting and directing is very good. You see a decent biography, well organized and told quite professionally. On the other hand, I am not sure whether the point is very clear. The movie is not done to criticize Bush, not at all. There is some notion of criticism to Iraq war but Bush is shown to be tricked and misinformed in this particular incidence. So if you want to see a movie that is making fun of Bush and his period of presidency, this is certainly not the movie you are looking for. But don't even think that the movie is praising him, since it is not. So, it seems they tried to make an objective biography but it is more positive about Bush than it should be.


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