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Bush's Brain (2004)

PG-13
80 min | Documentary

An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.
Directors
Joseph Mealey | Michael Shoob (as Michael Paradies Shoob)
Writers
Producers
Joseph Mealey | Michael Shoob (as Michael Paradies Shoob)
Composers
David Friedman (music by) | Michelle Shocked (music by)
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Release date
Mar 13, 2004 (United States)

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Cathy Bonner
Self - Richards Campaign Official Self - Richards Campaign Official   See fewer
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Bruce Buchanan
Self - Presidential Scholar, University of Texas Self - Presidential Scholar, University of Texas   See fewer
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Max Cleland
Self - U.S. Senate, Georgia (D) 1997-2003 Self - U.S. Senate, Georgia (D) 1997-2003   See fewer
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Shirley Cuff
Self - Proprietor Self - Proprietor   See fewer
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Robert Edgeworth
Self - Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University Self - Professor of Classics, Louisiana State University   See fewer
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Kent Hance
Self - Bush's Opponent for Congress 1978 Self - Bush's Opponent for Congress 1978   See fewer
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Bill Israel
Self - University of Massachusetts Self - University of Massachusetts   See fewer
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Molly Ivins
Self - Author, Political Columnist Self - Author, Political Columnist   See fewer
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Richard Leiby
Self - 'Reliable Source' Columnist, Washington Post Self - 'Reliable Source' Columnist, Washington Post   See fewer
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Wade Lieseke Jr.
Self - Former Nye Co. Sheriff, Tonopah, NV (as Wade Lieseke) Self - Former Nye Co. Sheriff, Tonopah, NV (as Wade Lieseke)   See fewer
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Ken Luce
Self - Campaign Manager for Rick Perry Self - Campaign Manager for Rick Perry   See fewer
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Garry Mauro
Self - Former Texas State Land Commissioner Self - Former Texas State Land Commissioner   See fewer
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Chuck McDonald
Self - Former Richards Press Secretary Self - Former Richards Press Secretary   See fewer
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Dave McNeely
Self - Political Columnist, Austin American-Statesman Self - Political Columnist, Austin American-Statesman   See fewer
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Pete McRae
Self - Former Official, Texas Agriculture Department Self - Former Official, Texas Agriculture Department   See fewer
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Bill Miller
Self - Republican Political Consultant Self - Republican Political Consultant   See fewer
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Mike Moeller
Self - Former Texas Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Self - Former Texas Deputy Agriculture Commissioner   See fewer
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Jesse Oliver
Self - Former General Counsel, Texas Dept. of Agriculture Self - Former General Counsel, Texas Dept. of Agriculture   See fewer
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Tom Pauken
Self - Texas State GOP Chairman, 1994-1998 Self - Texas State GOP Chairman, 1994-1998   See fewer
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Chelle Lieseke Pokorney
Self (as Carolyn 'Chelle' Pokorney) Self (as Carolyn 'Chelle' Pokorney)   See fewer
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Ross Ramsey
Self - Editor, Texas Weekly Self - Editor, Texas Weekly   See fewer
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A.R. Schwartz
Self - Texas State Legislature 1955-1981 (as A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz) Self - Texas State Legislature 1955-1981 (as A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz)   See fewer
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Glenn Smith
Self - Former Austin Bureau Chief, Houston Post Self - Former Austin Bureau Chief, Houston Post   See fewer
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Karl Struble
Self - Cleland Campaign Consultant Self - Cleland Campaign Consultant   See fewer
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John Weaver
Self - Vice-Chairman, Clements Campaign, 1986 Self - Vice-Chairman, Clements Campaign, 1986   See fewer
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Joseph Wilson
Self - Former U.S. Chargé D'Affaires, Iraq (as Joseph C. Wilson) Self - Former U.S. Chargé D'Affaires, Iraq (as Joseph C. Wilson)   See fewer
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Jacques Vroom
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Lee Atwater
Self - Political Advisor to the First President Bush (archive footage) Self - Political Advisor to the First President Bush (archive footage)   See fewer
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George W. Bush
Self (archive footage) (as President George W. Bush) Self (archive footage) (as President George W. Bush)   See fewer
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William P. Clements Jr.
Self - Republican Challanger for Texas Governor (archive footage) (as Bill Clements) Self - Republican Challanger for Texas Governor (archive footage) (as Bill Clements)   See fewer
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Alan Dixon
Self - Illinois State Treasurer, 1970 (archive footage) Self - Illinois State Treasurer, 1970 (archive footage)   See fewer
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James C. Moore
Self - Co-author 'Bush's Brain' (as James Moore) Self - Co-author 'Bush's Brain' (as James Moore)   See fewer
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Fredrick E. Pokorney
Self (archive footage) (as Fred Pokorney) Self (archive footage) (as Fred Pokorney)   See fewer
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Karl Rove
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Wayne Slater
Self - Co-author 'Bush's Brain' Self - Co-author 'Bush's Brain'   See fewer
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Mark White
Self - Democratic Governor of Texas, 1983-1987 (archive footage) Self - Democratic Governor of Texas, 1983-1987 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Osama bin Laden
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Bush
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bush
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laura Bush
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Clinton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gray Davis
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Jim Hightower
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saddam Hussein
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John McCain
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rick Perry
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Richards
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6.7 / 10 | 896 votes