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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

John Ashcroft (II) , James Baker III  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: John Ashcroft (II), James Baker III, James Bath, Khalil Bin Laden, Stephen G. Breyer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,969 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JNEI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,339 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fahrenheit 9/11" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "The Release of Fahrenheit 9/11" featurette
  • Montage: The people of Iraq on the eve of invasion
  • New scene: "Homeland security, Miami style" (footage of the old men who patrol the Florida coast lookng for terrorists as part of the homeland security plan)
  • "Outside Abu Ghraib Prison"
  • Eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq
  • "Lila, D.C.": Lila Lipscomb at the Washington, D.C. premiere
  • Arab-American comedians: Their acts and experiences after 9/11
  • Extended interview: More with Abdul Henderson
  • "Condi 9/11": Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Commission testimony
  • "Bush Rose Garden": George W. Bush's press briefing after 9/11 Commission appearance

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Additional Features

The supplemental features of Fahrenheit 9/11 offer almost an hour and a half of further manna for Michael Moore's supporters and ammunition for his critics, including appearances by two of the most memorable figures in the film, Michigan mother Lila Lipscomb and Marine corporal Abdul Henderson. "The Release of Fahrenheit 9/11" (11 minutes) collects reactions to the film from celebrities, political leaders, and Quentin Tarantino and Tilda Swinton of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival jury (but no film critics). Lipscomb gives a moving speech at the film's Washington, D.C. premiere (4 minutes), and in an 18-minute sequence, an embedded Swedish journalist recounts his experiences, accompanied by footage of U.S. soldiers raiding an Iraqi home. This provides the context for the scene in the main film in which a soldier gets his picture taken with a bound and hooded Iraqi, which is chillingly similar to the infamous pictures from Abu Ghraib prison. The second part of the DVD features consists of seven new or extended scenes (about 50 minutes total), including more footage of Iraq before the invasion; protesters outside Abu Ghraib and former prisoners showing their injuries; more thoughts from Cpl. Abdul Henderson; National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice trying to squirm off the hook in front of the 9/11 Commission; and President Bush going through the motions of a press appearance after he appeared before the same commission. --David Horiuchi

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In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award(r)-winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in thewake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.

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111 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "We were duped" September 23, 2004
By S Hanes
There are many memorable images in Farenheit 9/11, Bush reading "my pet goat" after the second plane hit, the wailing Iraqi mother who lost her family, Gore and Deniro partying after the Democrats short lived win - but the one that really sticks in my mind and manages to sums it all up succinctly is the elderly woman at the bingo hall who saw through the tainted slant of the media and the ever shifting reasons for invading Iraq and exclaims with toal contempt "we were duped"! Its an epiphany many of us are waking up to now, thanks to a fat white guy who currently happens to be more dispised by the religious right then Marylyn Manson or Anton Levay.

To hear it from the naysayers, Michael Moore stands in front of a camera for 2 hours launching vicious slander against righteous George. The truth of the matter is we almost never see Moore, Bush himself is the "star" of Fanrenheit 9/11 and whatever opinion the audience ends up drawing, it is based on Bush's own words and actions. The religious right has us so transfixed we find ourselves saying things like "even if the movie is only 90% true..." Well i went through the exhaustive reference material available on [...] and every assertion, every statement has been published somewhere before in the mainstream media based on traceable data. Unfortunately with just 5 guys controlling this information an article about the White house flying the Bin Laden family back to Saudi Arabia where 15 of the hijackers originated came from quickly dissapears from print and funnily enough is NOT the lead story on FOX news, I wonder why.

Moore plays his cards just right, I have watched this film with several groups of republican voters and fundamentalist Christians who would typically vote for George the anti-choice pro descrimination conservative.
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80 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, I am not from the US. It seems to have become a hobby of Americans to wear their politics rather vocally on their sleeves. Looking up info about his film, if you're any kind of regular net-surfer, you will likely have seen verbal volleys directed back and forth between democratic supporters and republican supporters. What ends up happening is the equivalent of an elementary school name-calling contest rather than any discussion of the film as is. Yes, there are parts of this movie presented out of context. One example: When the Taliban visit Texas in this film, they were there by invitation from the Clinton administration, even though Bush is Texas governor. However, what works in this film is seeing a result of one presidential administration's decisions (and indecisions in one almost tragically comical scene) and its effects on people in two countries. The interspersal of Lila Lipscomb's patriotism to outrage to utter sadness are the most moving parts of this film. Seeing the effects of the war on those who were on the front lines and discovering what is never mentioned on US newscasts is a powerful series of images. The interviews with shell-shocked, amputee soldiers in rehab are frightening to behold, knowing that there are what is nearing 10,000 of these men returning to the USA, and to what kind of reception? Seeing Moore on the streets of DC telling members of congress to sign their adult children up for military service is hilarious to watch, especially seeing the reactions of the congressmen.

For me, all of these changes in mood, from disbelief, to horror, to unbounded laughter are what make this a 4 star film. Taking it in context of just a theater goer, and not a potential voter, make me agree with why this film won the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Festival. There are powerful messages here, despite personal politics and should be seen by anyone who is a citizen of this planet, not just the US.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be afraid. Be angry. Very, very angry. July 15, 2004
Why are we being told about terror alerts, over and over? Why are they constantly on the news stations with the time and the newscrawl? What purpose do they serve? Does it make sense to ban toenail clippers on airplanes but allow butane lighters and matches? Someone in a state of fear will agree to almost anything; someone in a state of fear told to do two contradictory things will just give up. Cheney tells us to be on the alert, Bush tells us to go shopping. So the American public is terrorized, but it isn't by who you think. And that's one of the many things Michael Moore reminds us in Fahrenheit 9/11.
There is little here that hasn't been said, yet this may be the most important film of the year. What Moore has done is skillfully weave a funny, tragic, and shocking tale out of a complicated series of claims and counterclaims. Beginning with the 2000 election and the complete rollover of the Democrats during what was a silent coup, Moore reminds the viewer of everything that happened if only we had paid attention and gotten angry instead of fearful.
There are two kinds of people who watch films like these: those who go in already agreeing with Moore, and those who haven't made their minds up. (The third type, the ones who already "know "this film is full of bias, lies, and distortions, won't bother watching it at all.
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