Fahrenheit 9/11

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Overview

Directed by Michael Moore, whose aura of controversy only grew after his Oscar acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards, Fahrenheit 9/11, like Moore's Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, promises to expose the corporate wrongdoings and big-money scandals perpetrated by America's financial elite. This movie, however, looks beyond the inner echelons of General Motors and Lockheed Martin in hopes of outing the evildoers in the White House, particularly in regards to the 43rd President of the United States,...
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Overview

Directed by Michael Moore, whose aura of controversy only grew after his Oscar acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards, Fahrenheit 9/11, like Moore's Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, promises to expose the corporate wrongdoings and big-money scandals perpetrated by America's financial elite. This movie, however, looks beyond the inner echelons of General Motors and Lockheed Martin in hopes of outing the evildoers in the White House, particularly in regards to the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. In addition to criticizing the administration's handling of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, Moore digs deep into the surprising relationship with the Bin Laden family held by both Bush administrations, and questions whether or not potential Saudi involvement with the attacks has been ignored. As Fahrenheit 9/11's Cannes Film Festival debut approached, marking only the second time in 48 years that a documentary has been included among the festival's main competition, Miramax's parent company Disney announced it would not be distributing the film due to its partisan nature, and, according to Moore, out of trepidation that the Florida-based Goliath's multi-million-dollar tax breaks might be negatively affected by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, whose review within Fahrenheit 9/11 is less than favorable. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Special Features

Featurette: The Release of Fahrenheit 9/11; Montage: The people of Iraq on the eve of invasion; New Scene: Homeland Security, Miami style outside Abu Ghraib prison; Eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq; Extended interview: more with Abdul Henderson; Lila Lipscomb at the Washinton D.C. premiere; Arab-American comedians - their acts and experiences after 9/11; Condoleeza Rice's 9/11 commission testimony; Rose garden press briefing after 9/11 commission appearance
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Editorial Reviews

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Those seeking a 126-minute raging tirade, whether to reaffirm their own feelings regarding the 43rd President of the United States, or of Michael Moore as a preachy leftist shill, will find themselves disappointed with Fahrenheit 9/11. While unabashedly edited to suit the conclusions that Moore has already reached, it is a far cry from being a personal vendetta. Rather, the film is a harsh indictment of the long-term results of corrupt business dealings and social injustice, and at the same time a tribute to -- and a rallying cry for -- the distinctly American souls trying to keep their heads above water in the face of it. At one point, Moore comments that immoral behavior can only breed more of the same, and that sentiment, more than anything else, is F9/11's underlying theme. The Bush administration and the obvious state of disconnect between themselves and the individuals they send to war are not portrayed as a two-dimensional evil force, but as the inevitable result of decades of immorality. Bush himself is presented as an incompetent but necessary cog in a machine much older and more insidious than he is, and while Moore does not pretend to give his audience a wholly fair look at the President, it is hard to imagine a context where an antiterrorism speech hastily delivered on a golf course seconds before Bush asks onlookers to "watch this drive" is anything other than cruel and insulting to the people who have suffered at the hands of war. Yet, the Democrats don't escape entirely unscathed -- in the film's chilling opening scenes, former Vice President Al Gore is met with applause after rejecting the heartfelt pleas of several Congress members to investigate the claims of disenfranchisement among African-American voters in Florida before legitimizing the 2000 election. The overwhelming amount of information and atrocities are held together by Michigan native Lila Lipscomb, who, reeling from the news of her son's death in Iraq, manages to communicate a leaden, all-encompassing sadness that scenes of war carnage, 9/11 families, and disillusioned soldiers were unable to express by themselves. Regardless of Moore's political leanings, Fahrenheit 9/11 puts a face on the "war on terror," and begs Americans to never stop questioning their government's proposals -- even when they come gift-wrapped in flags.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Scalding and glib, derisive yet impassioned, Fahrenheit 9/11 is an intensely resonant piece of Bush-bashing, because it lets the president do most of the work.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
A compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to present Bush as a strong leader.

A compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to present Bush as a strong leader.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • UPC: 796019086707
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Weinstein Company
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,466

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Moore Participant
George W. Bush
Technical Credits
Michael Moore Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Jim Czarnecki Producer
Michael Desjarlais Camera Operator
Kurt Engfehr Co-producer, Editor
Jeff Gibbs Score Composer, Co-producer
Kathleen Glynn Producer
Francisco Latorre Sound/Sound Designer
Agnes Mentre Executive Producer
T. Woody Richman Editor
Christopher Seward Editor
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fahrenheit 9/11
1. Start (Just a Dream?) [7:34]
2. Vacation [2:40]
3. Fahrenheit 9/11 [3:14]
4. September 11, 2001 [3:19]
5. In the Classroom [3:03]
6. Grounded [5:50]
7. Service Records [4:18]
8. Access is Power [4:39]
9. 9/11 Commission [4:34]
10. Saudi Embassy [4:01]
11. Going to War [5:29]
12. Target: The American People [6:33]
13. The Patriot Act [4:08]
14. "No One Read It" [3:45]
15. Securing the Homeland [4:31]
16. The Real Plan [2:51]
17. The Ultimate Rush [3:40]
18. Trust [2:21]
19. Iraq [1:27]
20. An Independent Media [2:12]
21. Street Clashes [2:47]
22. New Recruits [7:06]
23. Christmas Eve in Iraq [3:33]
24. The Backbone of America [3:06]
25. Frontline [4:46]
26. "It Pains Me." [5:28]
27. Why We Fight [7:45]
28. Congressional Recruitment [7:21]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Fahrenheit 9/11
   Play
   Scenes
   Features
      Confidential
         Release of Fahrenheit 9/11
         Eyewitness Account from Samarra, Iraq
         Lila Lipscomb at Washinton, D.C. Premiere
      New Scenes
         People of Iraq on Eve of Invasion
         Homeland Security, Miami Style
         Outside Ghraib Prison
         More from Abdul Henderson
         Arab-American Comedians
         Condoleeza Rice: "I Asked You What the Title Was"
         Bush After His "Visit" with the 9/11 Commission
      Previews
         Fahrenheit 9/11
         Super Size Me
         The Fog of War
         Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
         Spellbound
         Silver City
         Soundtrack to War
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Politicly Unccorect, Truthfully Elegent

    Shows everything that there was to show. From the Saudi control of 7% of the Econemy to their connections to the Bush's. The internal aspects of Both wars and the way it afftected small town AMerica. The biggets thing that the movie showed was the heart felt love that the majority of Americans had for Al Gore, the true peopl's President.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the most important films in decades!

    While the seven minutes of Bush's 'deer in the headlights' look after being told of the WTC disaster is damning enough, I wish Mr. Moore could have also included the 20 minutes of 'photo op' Bush spent with supporters AFTER the 7 minutes! While our country burned, Bush 'fiddled'. F9/11 is a must see for anyone who cares about America.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Mocumentary !

    MOORES MOVIE IS PROPAGANDA FOR SIMPLE LIBERALS WHO CANNOT THINK FOR THEMSELVES:- PLAIN AND SIMPLE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent film!!!

    If anyone wants to become aware of what's going on in politics, this is the movie. This film uncovers many things that have been swepted under the rug, and how we Americans are being screwed. Very informative film. If this film is not enough to make you decide on who you want to vote for this year, you must be related to Bushs'. Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberer. Father, son, and you. Watch it; you won't regret. I guarentee you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie ROCKS!

    Unlike the viewer who stated 'watch this movie if you have nothing else to do,' I strongly suggest that everybody make time to watch it even if you have several things to do. Not only is this documentary excellently produced, combining fascinating footage, a riveting plot, and amazingly apt song choices, it also provokes deep thoughts about the 43rd presidency and the general state of American culture. Fahrenheit 9/11 is entertaining as well as factual, combining elements of tragedy and comedy into a seamless whole. This movie should be required watching for every American, whether eligible to vote or not. Please don't pass up on this movie, and definitely watch it before the elections! It will help you make an educated decision and provide you hours of great entertainment and discussion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THINK!!!! QUESTION AUTHORITY!!!! IT'S YOUR DUTY!!!!!!

    This film asks viewers to think and question status quo--any film that does that gets a thumbs up from me. Fahrenheit 9/11 in particular raises major issues that American people should be informing themselves on, regardless of their political party. Moore has taken a lot of heat, but it's misplaced. Approximately a dozen lawyers and fact-checkers hired by the film industry could not find any falsehoods within the movie; hence, the LACK of any kind of liable suits filed by an administration with the best lawyers on the planet. Hmmm. Think! It is NOT unpatriotic to question authority. In fact, you are socially obligated as a citizen of a FREE COUNTRY. Don¿t let those ¿Dixie Chic CD-Burners¿ tell you different! Take advantage of your freedom¿INFORM YOURSELVES beyond the mass media sound-bites and please do not forget to VOTE this November 2nd. It is your duty!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not just for Democrats and Liberals

    Excellent movie that really is thought provoking. Provides a lot of information--both true and what seems to be perhaps speculation--but nonetheless really makes voters think in this upcoming election. VERY worthwhile to watch before November (especially if you want time to research all of the stuff from his documentary).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Prepare for November

    Informative and entertaining. Over the top in places. When you aren't laughing, you're cringing at the thought that G.W. ever became President. The cool thing is that M.Moore cannot be sued for libel or slander because all quotes from G.W. are pulled from existing videotapes! Moore asks questions which every citizen should have been asking themselves the last four years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too bad it won't reach the right people!

    If we didn't have Michael Moore, we would need to invent him. Instead of name calling and belittling those who disagee, as do the conservative talk shows do, he presents hard facts. This movie connects the dots and makes anyone who has the capacity to think, think!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Sad day

    Moore makes some decent points in this movie about our government. Even if you DON'T buy into the whole bush/911 thing, there is a lot of solid proof packed in one movie that something scandolous in the White House has taken place (aside from Clinton and cheating, which btw, who cares?) Furthermore, it's interesting to see how are super smart president chose to take actions after he was informed of the tragedy. He didn't. He just a kept on reading to those little kids. If you noticed, no one was spitting out solid answers to his questions. It probably would have been better for someone to step in and say something if the guy wasn't hitting the nail on the head on any of his topics. Oh, and Bush wanted the war just so he could finish what ol' papa couldn't. Thanks for killing lots of innocent people to find those "weapons of mass destruction" that we found. Classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eight years out from the fateful day

    and Michael Moore's docuementary is a compelling look at the lead up to that day and what happended after it, particularly with respect to the White House.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I don't know where this un-American came from... and I don't care.. but to criticize people and tell lies like he has is just crazy! Look at the people who think he is telling the truth in this movie... their total IQ probably doesn't even equal that of a dung beatle. He has the same old rheotric about how Bush caused the planes to fly into the buildings... ho hum... more lies. How dumb does he think we are? Do you really think a President has that much power? Mr. Moore, you're an idiot, and deserve nothing more than to be put into a room with no escape with the likes of Susan "I hate America", Rosie "I'm a fat loser" O'donell or any other idiot that thinks Bush caused 9/11... Look at the truth... your precious Clinton had Bin Laden on a silver platter and said he didn't want to get his hands dirty with that mess... well, he sure as hell didn't mind getting his hands, and dresses dirty in the Oval office, now did he... if he had concentrated more on terrorism rather than fat interns, perhaps 9/11 wouldn't have happened. Go think about that, you fat loser!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Michael Moore brought the genre of comedy to the dying breed of documentaries. With this important film, Moore establishes the sinister implications of Bush's regime and its consequences. The film follows Bush, the Saudis, and others as they have wrecked our country, as scandal after scandal unfolds, until you finally ask, "Who really rules this country?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    That's how I think Michael Moore looks at things... Mr. Moore is indeed "talented" and "creative" if those terms involve taking his views of matters and then cutting and pasting film into a collage that supports ANYTHING that he tries to "prove". However, after actually viewing this film, I then went on to view the Dick Morris film, "FahrenHYPE 911" to see what Moore's most outspoken critic had to say. [While that's something that most people I've talked to DIDN'T do, I try to view BOTH sides of an issue before I make up my mind about whom to believe.] Some interesting examples of Moore's "creativity" include the following facts "also shown on video/news clips that Michael Moore DIDN'T use, but EDITED OUT of his presentation...." 1. While showing President Bush's remarks about his "rich people" constituency, Moore DOESN'T show his viewers that AL GORE was seated directly to GWB's right, and a Catholic cardinal to the left of the podium, and BOTH men were laughing at Bush's jokes....By the way, the dinner at which these remarks were made is the ANNUAL Al Smith Children's Charity Dinner - attended by prominent members of BOTH political parties! 2. The footage of the soldier in the hospital and also the footage of the slaine military member's funeral WAS TAKEN WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE, PERMISSION OR ATTRIBUTION. In addition to this, NEITHER the "interviewed" soldier OR the family of the fallen soldier were given EVEN ONE RED CENT for the use of their pictures by Michael Moore! In both instances, these individuals learned that they had been included in the film AFTER it had been theatrically released - WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. The hospitalized soldier learned of his inclusion in Moore's film when his friends started calling him "movie star"....and he didn't understand the reference until they told him about his "role" in the Moore film!! [These are hardly the actions of an ethical documentarian!] 3. In relation to the comment #2, Dick Morris re-interviews both the wounded soldier and the mother of the slain soldier whose funeral is shown in Fahrenheit 911, and gives them a chance to explain what happened regarding the full text of their "alleged" comments. aAlso, in the case of the bereaved mother, Morris gives her the chance to express her outrage that Michael Moore used footage from her son's funeral WITHOUT EVEN ASKING HER PERMISSION FIRST, and WITHOUT her knowledge! [Shouldn't this be deeply troubling to liberals claiming to respect an individual's right to privacy??] I defend everyone's right to free speech, but those who unquestioningly applaud Michael Moore's film should also take the time to see the "rebuttal film", FahrenHYPE 911. Freedom of speech has to apply to BOTH sides of the "argument", or it ISN'T FREE.....One-sided "freedom" is propaganda!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    You could be republican or democrat, but that doesn't change the fact this is an important movie. So many kids grow up and believe that what their parents believe is correct. There is so little independent thought. Many kids think that war is simple: you live or die. The news makes it seem that way. What people fail to see is that if you go to war (and for what? chemical weapons that aren't in Iraq? To catch osama bin laden? To ATTEMPT to bring democracy successfully? These are merely excuses.) you might come back with a chunk out of your arm. People have had their nose blown off. You could lose a leg. Maybe a chunk of your head will get blow off. But you will have to continue to live. I don't think many people imagine what it's like to live with a missing eyeball or have a blown off limb or brain damage or a missing part of your face. We take things for granted all to often. By the day people are having these things happening to them. Their lives are being destroyed or cut short. And the people of Iraq as well. Innocents. Men, women, and CHILDREN are being shot, bombed, and everything else. But those aren't things people want to see on the news. That could be too sad. We need to wake up and get out or Iraq, and stop having people killed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Mr Moore is not a historian or a political scientist. He attempts to explain events to fit a preconceived idea. He overlooks democratic policy failures while highlighting perceived Bush failings. This "documentary" is one big "I hate America" commercial.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alright... I Hope

    Honestly, I don't know what to make of this film. It obviously panders to the liberal Democratic constituency. Most of the information that Moore shows that is a bit disturbing, I already knew. Most of it is correct, although if you one knows politics, he exaggerates the claims. Where the Saudis in the bed with the Carlyle Group? Of course. Where the Bush family involved, too? Of course, but so many else are and were who are in the White House and Capitol Hill including Tom DeLay, Zell Miller, and James Baker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Time will tell ...

    And time has told us how truthful this movie is and the impact it will have on our lives forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Political Book Ever

    Fahrenheit 9/11 This book is great for people that are in love with hating George Bush and the truth about him and his presidency. I think this book would be important if you cared about what happen September 11, 2001 because this book talks all about it. It tells you all about what happen with Bush his priorities and all his lounging around the country. And it even has secret documents about thing people from the White House said about what was going on. And it even has comics at the end making fun of George Bush during the election.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Propaganda, anyone?

    Michael Moore's brilliance is shown in how he manipulates circumstances to totally show President Bush's downfalls. While much of what is shown is fact, it must be admitted that much is taken extremely out of context. If you're a biased Conservative, you'll hate this with a passion. If you're a TurboLiberal, you'll probably love it. All in all, it was a solid mockumentary.

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