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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.

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Cast

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Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Investigative Reporter, Newsweek
Steve Barnes ...
Himself - Political Reporter
Paul Begala ...
Himself - Democratic Political Strategist
Richard Ben-Veniste ...
Himself - Former U.S. Attorney
Robert S. Bennett ...
Himself - President Clinton's Attorney
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Himself (archive footage)
Sidney Blumenthal ...
Himself - Author, The Clinton Wars
Max Brantley ...
Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Times
David Brock ...
Himself - Former Investigative Reporter, The American Spectator
Dale Bumpers ...
Himself - Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Joe Cammerata ...
Himself - Paula Jones Attorney
John Camp ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter, CNN
Susan Carpenter-McMillan ...
Herself - Paula Jones' Advisor (archive footage)
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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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The real story revealed for the first time. See more »

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Documentary

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jagten på præsidenten  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,298 (USA) (20 June 2004)

Gross:

$376,552 (USA) (31 October 2004)
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Trivia

Co-director Harry Thomason previously directed Hillary 2000 (NY Primary) (2000) and Legacy (Bill Clinton Retrospective - 2000 DNC) (2000) which were both released in the year 2000, the same year that this documentary's source book "The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton" by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons had been first published [See: Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton]. See more »

Quotes

Bill Clinton: You have to understand there is an honest disagreement in America today, in the aftermath of the Cold War and in a globally interdependent world, as we move from an industrial age to a global information age, where the way Government has operated before is not entirely relevant to the present and has to be changed. The
[Republican]
Bill Clinton: anti-government values crowd basically believes that the most important thing to do is get the right people in power and then concentrate power and wealth in their ...
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Bravo McDougall
14 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I liked the documentary - particularly Clinton's speech which is contained in the 'Extras' on the DVD where he outlines the historical context of the film. Following the Whitewater/Lewinsky scandal from a distance (i.e. in Australia) you felt that there had to be something in it but I underestimated how well the Press, and therefore public opinion, could be manipulated in a post-Watergate world. I will now seek out the book or perhaps Clinton's autobiography in order to fill in some of the blanks. A well constructed piece which allows the main players to tell it for themselves and avoids preaching at the audience a la Mike Moore style. You don't have to dislike Clinton to be disgusted by what was done to Susan McDougall.


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