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Shock and Awe (2017)

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A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

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Rob Reiner

Writer:

Joey Hartstone

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Jonathan Landay
James Marsden ... Warren Strobel
Rob Reiner ... John Walcott
Tommy Lee Jones ... Joe Galloway
Jessica Biel ... Lisa Mayr
Milla Jovovich ... Vlatka Landay
Richard Schiff ... The Usual
Luke Tennie ... Adam Green
Terence Rosemore ... Mr. Green
Margo Moorer ... Mrs. Green
Michael Harding ... Freud
Kate Butler ... Nancy Walcott
Luke White Luke White ... Adam Strobel
Gabe White ... Mitch Strobel
Bowen Hoover ... Noah Landay
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Storyline

A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

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The Truth Matters


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shock and Awe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,856, 15 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,980, 23 July 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Walcott, Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay, and their families all make cameos in the film. See more »

Goofs

At 34:33 Landay (Woody) pulls out a $20 that shows President Jackson w/o an oval background around his portrait. This version was not introduced until 2003. The time of this scene was in 2002. He should have had an earlier version, eg the one introduced in 1998 with the oval frame around his head. See more »

Quotes

John Walcott: We do not write for the people who send people's kids to war. We write for the people whose kids get sent to war
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Very worthwhile story - execution could have been better
18 September 2018 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Despite the A list cast and very worthy subject matter this movie about the WMD deception feels a little amateurish. There are pros and cons of the way the issues are stated clearly in more or less in sequence. The pros are you get it. The points aren't lost or mumbled so as to be missed. And there is not jigsaw puzzle narrative. That is good. Unlike Spotlight which was a bit confusing. The cons are it feels like a lecture / documentary. The best point is it puts together and illuminates the sequence of events and the WMD deception from it's early stages to the invasion and the consequences. The most eye opening thing is that these journalists were on to the deception from such an early stage and the main stream press refused to let the public know.


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