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The Hunting of the President (2004)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 23 January 2004 (USA)
Previously unreleased material outlines the campaign against Bill Clinton's presidency, from his days in Arkansas up to his impeachment trial.

Writers:

Joe Conason (book), Gene Lyons (book) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Alter ... Himself - Investigative Reporter, Newsweek
Steve Barnes Steve Barnes ... Himself - Political Reporter
Paul Begala ... Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Richard Ben-Veniste ... Himself - Former U.S. Attorney
Robert S. Bennett Robert S. Bennett ... Himself - President Clinton's Attorney
Carl Bernstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Sidney Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal ... Himself - Author, The Clinton Wars
Max Brantley Max Brantley ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Times
David Brock David Brock ... Himself - Former Investigative Reporter, The American Spectator
Dale Bumpers ... Himself - Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Joe Cammerata Joe Cammerata ... Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
John Camp John Camp ... Himself - Investigative Reporter, CNN
Susan Carpenter-McMillan Susan Carpenter-McMillan ... Herself - Paula Jones' Advisor (archive footage)
James Carville ... Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
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Storyline

Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

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Taglines:

The truth. The lies. The conspiracy. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jagten på præsidenten See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,298, 20 June 2004

Gross USA:

$376,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$376,612
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Redux)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's opening prologue states: "This motion picture is based on the book 'The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton' by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons" [See: Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton]. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: After Davis and Camarada quit the case, her lawyers would be the Rutherford Institute headed by John Whitehead, who had long been affiliated with Jerry Fauldwell and the religious right.
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Makes Powerful Case For Abuse Of Power
27 June 2004 | by wiluxe-2See all my reviews

Gene Lyons and Joe Conason's book THE HUNTING OF THE PRESIDENT had no photos of the major players, a real shame when you have a huge cast and no way to keep the players straight . Seeing the film brings the faces of some of the story's less well-known personalities--the Dogpatch types from Arkansas (such as the bait shop owner and the Arkansas troopers), the White Supremacists, and the members of the Arkansas Project--into the light of day...Susan McDougal emerges from this film a bona fide hero, as she should. I thought I knew this area of the story well, but there are chilling details about her treatment by the Independent Counsel that are shockingly disturbing...The film doesn't try to excuse Clinton's behavior vis-a-vis Monica Lewinski; the real outrage, it suggests, is the abuse of power within the Office of the Independent Counsel. For that it makes a very strong case. A powerful film indeed.


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