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Truth (2015)

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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director:

James Vanderbilt

Writers:

James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Mary Mapes (book)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Mary Mapes
Robert Redford ... Dan Rather
Topher Grace ... Mike Smith
Dennis Quaid ... Lt. Col. Roger Charles
Elisabeth Moss ... Lucy Scott
Bruce Greenwood ... Andrew Heyward
Stacy Keach ... Lt. Col. Bill Burkett
John Benjamin Hickey ... Mark Wrolstad
David Lyons ... Josh Howard
Dermot Mulroney ... Lawrence Lanpher
Rachael Blake ... Betsy West
Andrew McFarlane ... Dick Hibey
Natalie Saleeba ... Mary Murphy
Noni Hazlehurst ... Nicki Burkett
Connor Burke Connor Burke ... Robert Mapes
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Storyline

The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. "Rathergate") in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father's political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations. Written by Connor Smith

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When Truth becomes your downfall.


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Rated R for language and a brief nude photo | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conspiración y poder See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,232, 16 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,541,554, 7 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shot over eight weeks. See more »

Goofs

Around 58 minutes into the movie, when Mary Mapes searches Google for "CBS Bush Guard", the address bar in the Microsoft Internet Explorer shows "localhost:44500". It means that she was not accessing real Google over the Internet but a server running locally on the computer that displayed web pages stored on the hard disk. See more »

Quotes

Mike Smith: Hey, I never got to ask you. Why did you get into journalism?
Dan Rather: Curiosity.
Mike Smith: That's it?
Dan Rather: That's everything. Why did you get into?
Mike Smith: You.
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Crazy Credits

William Devane as The voice of Gen. Hodges on the telephone is not listed in the cast. See more »

Connections

Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Actresses (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet #1 - Allegro Assai
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Wolfgang Mozart)
Courtesy of APM Music
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You make your own call.
4 November 2015 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"Truth" is one film that's not great still it's an eye opening film that makes you think as each and every viewer must inform his or her own call no matter how you see the issue or what political side of the table your on. It questions in today's modern world of media do or can we really as people believe and trust documents and phone conversations and word of mouth. It pays so much to investigate and dig and dig real deep for information for sure when it involves a president's war record and service time and it's critical to get it right just before the reelection campaign of the one in question. Anyway you know the facts and this film portrays the real life story of the newsroom drama that took place in 2004 as it involved the report on President George W. Bush's military service record and brought to light was he really present or away on some of his air national guard service and was he a draft get away guy of war was he a son of special privilege. All of this in question would bring down and cut short the jobs of CBS news producer Mary Mapes(Cate Blanchett) and CBS legend evening news anchor and reporter Dan Rather(Robert Redford). Overall a film that grips with drama and searches for answers still you the viewer make you own call about right or wrong or "Truth".


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