Fahrenheit 9\11

Synopsis: Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth.
Director(s): Michael Moore
Production: Lions Gate
  29 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
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Year:
2004
122 min
$119,078,393
Website
139 Views


Was it all just a dream?

God bless you, Florida.

Thank you!

Did the last four years not really happen?

Look, there's Ben Affleck.

He's often in my dreams.

And the taxi driver guy.

He was there too.

And little Stevie Wonder,

he seemed so happy,

like a miracle had taken place.

Was it a dream?

Or was it real?

It was election night 2000

and everything seemed to be going as planned.

In New York,

Al Gore is our projected winner.

The Garden State is green for Gore.

We project that Mr. Gore

is the winner in Delaware.

This state has voted with the winner in...

Mike, you know I wouldn't do this

if it weren't big:

Florida goes for Al Gore.

CNN announces that we call Florida

in the Al Gore column.

Then something called the Fox News Channel

called the election in favor of the other guy.

Sorry to interrupt you;

Fox News now projects George W. Bush

the winner in Florida

and thus it appears

the winner of the Presidency of the United States.

All of a sudden the other networks said,

"Hey, if Fox said it, it must be true.

All of us networks made a mistake

and projected Florida in the Al Gore column.

It was our mistake.

Now what most people don't know

is that the man who was in charge

of the decision desk

at Fox that night,

the man who called it for Bush

was none other than Bush's first cousin,

John Ellis.

How does someone like Bush

get away with something like this?

Well first,

it helps if your brother

is the Governor of the state in question.

You know something,

we are gonna win Florida,

mark my words.

You can write it down.

Second,

make sure the chairman of your campaign

is also the vote count woman.

And that her state has hired a company

that's gonna knock voters off the roles

who aren't likely to vote for you.

You can usually tell 'em

by the color of their skin.

Then make sure your side fights

like it's life or death.

I think all of this talk about

legitimacy is way overblown.

And hope that the other side

will just sit by and wait for the phone to ring.

And even if numerous independent investigations

prove that Gore got the most votes...

If there was a statewide recount,

under every scenario,

Gore won the election.

It won't matter,

just so long as all of your daddy's friends

on the Sue-preme Court vote the right way.

While I strongly disagree

with the Court's decision,

I accept it.

What we need now is acceptance.

We have a new President-elect.

Heh.

It turns out none of this was a dream.

It's what really happened.

On the day the joint-session

of both the House

of Representatives and the Senate

was to certify the election results,

Al Gore, in his dual role

as outgoing Vice President

and President of the Senate,

presided over the event that would

officially annoint

George W. Bush as the new President.

If any Congressman wanted to raise

an objection,

the rules insisted that he or she

had to have the signed support

of just one Senator.

Mr. President,

and I take great pride in calling you that,

um, I must object because

of the overwhelming evidence

of official misconduct, deliberate..

The chairman must remind members

that under Section 18,

Title 3 of the United States Code,

no debate is allowed in the joint-session.

Thank you Mr. President,

to answer your question, Mr. President,

the objection is in writing,

signed by a number of members of the Houseof

Representatives,but not by a member of the Senate.

Uh, Mr. President it is in writing

and signed by several House colleagues on behalf

and myself of the twenty-seven thousand voters

of Duval County in which sixteen thousand of them

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Michael Moore

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker, activist, and author.One of his first films, Bowling for Columbine, examined the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and overall gun culture of the United States. For the film, Moore won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He also directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which became the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time and winner of a Palme d'Or. His next documentary, Sicko, which examines health care in the United States, also became one of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical newsmagazine television series, and The Awful Truth, a satirical show. Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism overall. In 2005, Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people. more…

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