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W. (2008)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... George W. Bush
... Speechwriter #1
... Karl Rove
... Paul Wolfowitz
... Colin Powell
... Condoleezza Rice
... Donald Rumsfeld
... Dick Cheney
... George Tenet
... Fraternity Enforcer
... Fraternity President
... Fraternity Pledge #1
Ben Mayer ... Fraternity Pledge #2
... George H.W. Bush
... 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 »


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

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17 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$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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During the scene in which Bush is seen landing in a military fighter jet on board an aircraft carrier, the show that broadcasts his incident is a political commentary program titled "Spin-Ball" which received both a conservative and liberal prospective. The fictitious show is actually a spoof of two highly rated and well known political commentary programs, The O'Reilly Factor (1996) on Fox News (hosted by Bill O'Reilly, known for his 'No Spin Zone" which broadcasts a more conservative viewpoint); and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997), which demonstrates a more liberal viewpoint. In particular, it is a spoof of Chris Matthews' and Ann Coulter's coverage of the aircraft landing, in which the two commentators focused on Bush's appearance. See more »

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When W. is watching a College World Series baseball game, the commentator announces the Longhorns going up 2-1. The video shows the University of Miami (FL) Hurricanes scoring a run. See more »

Quotes

Karl Rove: If you can't stand in front of those guys two minutes and come up with one plausible answer what the hell are we running for governor for?
George W. Bush: Just tell me what to do, whatever it takes. Look if I need to read the whole damn Constitution I'll do it.
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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 »

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Referenced in Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy (2009) See more »

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With God on Our Side
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A Snapshot View with Little Point
19 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie was only able to scratch the surface of the man who will define a decade of disaster. With two hours of film, I was able to deduce little more then I already knew about W. and especially about his presidency. Stone barely mentioned 9/11, he did not get to Rumsfelds or Powells resignation, even though both characters were central features of the movie. Not even one glimpse of the 2004 election and only one sentence about the infamous 2000 elections. Lame. It really should have been a movie from George H.W. view since he was a dominating factor in every scene. His father might have been his biggest influence, it certainly was the biggest influence of this movie, but it didn't go far enough to explain the decisions of W. administration. That is were this filmed failed and why its just plain boring.


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