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W. (2008)

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A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

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Oliver Stone

Writer:

Stanley Weiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... George W. Bush
Colin Hanks ... Speechwriter #1
Toby Jones ... Karl Rove
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Paul Wolfowitz
Jeffrey Wright ... Colin Powell
Thandie Newton ... Condoleezza Rice
Scott Glenn ... Donald Rumsfeld
Richard Dreyfuss ... Dick Cheney
Bruce McGill ... George Tenet
Wes Chatham ... Fraternity Enforcer
Jesse Bradford ... Fraternity President
Sean Stone ... Fraternity Pledge #1
Ben Mayer Ben Mayer ... Fraternity Pledge #2
James Cromwell ... George H.W. Bush
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Oil Worker
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Storyline

Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,505,668, 19 October 2008

Gross USA:

$25,534,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,506,464
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marley Shelton, who portrays W's fiancé Fran, previously appeared with Josh Brolin in the 2007 film Planet Terror. They played a married couple who were also both doctors. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the speech writers in June 2003, prior to going to war with Iraq, the PC in the background shows a Windows Vista desktop. Vista was released in January 2007. See more »

Quotes

Karl Rove: [drilling him] What about that swagger in your voice?
George W. Bush: In Texas it's called walkin'.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you see a Christian cross with a period. It morphs into the W-period logo of the movie. See more »

Connections

Features NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970) See more »

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What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss (as George D. Weiss)
Performed by Eddy Arnold
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By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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You might just like W Bush a little more at the end
14 October 2008 | by chaw-hamadSee all my reviews

Before seeing this movie I read a review in USA today stating that viewers felt empathetic for Bush after watching this movie. I Couldn't help but laugh at that review. The sinnical human I am still blames him for all or most of America's problems; but throughout the movie and after I actually felt empathetic for George W. Bush. Words I never though I'd say! This movie was directed perfectly by Oliver Stone the storytelling in this movie was what kept me interested. I wont lie it dragged sometime, especially when the Bush administration as having their secret meeting about Iraq before they invaded. These parts were the reason that this movie got a 9/10 from me.

The acting overall was phenomenal, especially from Jeffery Wright as Colin Powell and Josh Brolin as George W. Bush. These two actors actually seem like they were the characters they were playing in real life. The resemblances were uncanny.

This movie highlight George W. Bush's Life from Yale to his presidency. This is truly Oliver Stones Best work. The movie was filled with humor mostly in part due to Josh Brolins amazing adaptation of George W. Bush. This movie also had its serious moments, and they were what made me see what George W. Bush has had to face and gives you his perspective. After gaining some insight on his life you actually might just like George W. Bush.


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