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The Unknown Known (2013)

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Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Errol Morris

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Errol Morris
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Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself
Errol Morris ... Himself - Interviewer (voice)
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Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,315, 6 April 2014

Gross USA:

$276,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$301,604
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This same director also made Fog of War, a similar film that featured an extensive interview with Vietnam-era Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara. Both films were highly critical of their lead subjects management of war. See more »

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Decent
7 August 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

A film that gets good reviews even though everyone hates the subject. Huh?

Don't listen to the left wing propaganda machine and their incessant need to denigrate Bush or anyone on the right for that matter.

They are a sick bunch.

A lot of the reviewers don't get the fact that Rumsfeld is a funny guy with a very drawl sense of humor. So they'll tell you he's dumb or says nothing.

They are just looking for something to support their crazy case.

Rumsfeld comes across as a brilliant mind. Here's an example: the interviewers says something along the lines of "why did they have to invade Iraq. Why didn't they just assassinate?

Rumsfeld says Whose they?

Answer: Us

Rumsfeld: You didn't say we you said they.

Perfect.

He picked up on that nuance and put the interviewer in his place.

It's a decent doc as docs go.


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