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Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

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87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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$1,000,000
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$50,378
Gross (US & Canada)
$892,802
Gross (World)
$892,802
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Jul 31, 2015 (United States)

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43 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Gore Vidal
Himself - Debater (archive footage) Himself - Debater (archive footage)   See fewer
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William F. Buckley
Himself - Debater (archive footage) Himself - Debater (archive footage)   See fewer
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Todd Gitlin
Himself - Media Studies, Columbia University Himself - Media Studies, Columbia University   See fewer
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Brooke Gladstone
Herself - Host, NPR's On the Media Herself - Host, NPR's On the Media   See fewer
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Richard Wald
Himself - Former President, NBC News Himself - Former President, NBC News   See fewer
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William Sheehan
Himself - Former President, ABC News Himself - Former President, ABC News   See fewer
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Frank Rich
Himself - Writer, New York Magazine Himself - Writer, New York Magazine   See fewer
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Sam Tanenhaus
Himself - Biographer, William F. Buckley Jr. Himself - Biographer, William F. Buckley Jr.   See fewer
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Patricia Buckley
Herself - Buckley's Wife (archive footage) Herself - Buckley's Wife (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lee Edwards
Himself - Historian, The Heritage Foundation Himself - Historian, The Heritage Foundation   See fewer
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Reid Buckley
Himself - Buckley's Brother Himself - Buckley's Brother   See fewer
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Linda Bridges
Herself - Buckley's Personal Assistant Herself - Buckley's Personal Assistant   See fewer
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Fred Kaplan
Himself - Author, Gore Vidal: A Biography Himself - Author, Gore Vidal: A Biography   See fewer
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Matt Tyrnauer
Himself - Vidal's Editor & Friend Himself - Vidal's Editor & Friend   See fewer
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Sam Donaldson
Himself - Correspondent, ABC News (archive footage) Himself - Correspondent, ABC News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Howard K. Smith
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George Merlis
Himself - ABC Publicist Himself - ABC Publicist   See fewer
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Christopher Hitchens
Himself - Political Essayist Himself - Political Essayist   See fewer
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Dick Cavett
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Norman Mailer
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Godfrey Cambridge
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Muhammad Ali
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Eric Alterman
Himself - Media Historian Himself - Media Historian   See fewer
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Ginia Bellafante
Herself - Culture Writer, New York Times Herself - Culture Writer, New York Times   See fewer
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Elmer Lower
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John McWhorter
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James Wolcott
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Andrew Sullivan
Himself - Political Editor & Blogger Himself - Political Editor & Blogger   See fewer
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Everett Dirksen
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Richard J. Daley
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Arthur Miller
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Paul Newman
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Al Capp
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Shana Alexander
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James J. Kilpatrick
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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Himself - New York Times Writer Himself - New York Times Writer   See fewer
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John Lithgow
Gore Vidal (voice) Gore Vidal (voice)   See fewer
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Kelsey Grammer
William F. Buckley (voice) William F. Buckley (voice)   See fewer
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Noam Chomsky
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Walter Cronkite
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Mason Pike
Klan Member (uncredited) Klan Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nancy Reagan
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Ronald Reagan
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7.6 / 10 | 5,604 votes