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'D.C. 9/11' Spins Tale of President on Tragic Day (New Movie)
Washington Post ^ | 6/19/03 | By Paul Farhi

Posted on 06/19/2003 6:20:21 PM PDT by Jewels1091

LOS ANGELES, June 18 -- In the hours after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a bold, forceful President Bush orders Air Force One to return to Washington over the objections of his Secret Service detail, telling them: "If some tinhorn terrorist wants me, tell him to come and get me! I'll be at home, waiting for the bastard!"

Well, the president didn't actually speak those words. But it's close enough for the Hollywood version of events. In a forthcoming docudrama for the Showtime cable network, an actor playing the president spits out those lines to his fretful underlings in a key scene.

The made-for-TV film, "D.C. 9/11," is the first to attempt to re-create the events that swirled around the White House in the hours and days immediately after the strikes on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dc911
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******PLEASE*****Whoever gets Showtime, tape this!!! I'll pay for tape and shipping and handling!!!!!!!

1 posted on 06/19/2003 6:20:30 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091
Me too, I don't get Showtime. Help!!!
2 posted on 06/19/2003 6:23:31 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal
Me three!!!!!!
3 posted on 06/19/2003 6:24:18 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Jewels1091
Make that three of us.
4 posted on 06/19/2003 6:24:38 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: Jewels1091
LOL, that's exactly what I was going to say. Who's the Freeper who is going to tape this for us?
5 posted on 06/19/2003 6:28:42 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Howlin
OH NO, not you too! I was hoping you'd have Showtime. I got rid of HBO finally (only got it for the 9-11 documentary and then promptly forgot about it. Just paid the darned bill each month. I switched to Starz and have at least watched a few of the movies.
6 posted on 06/19/2003 6:30:10 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
I will tape it .. if you ping me whenever it is about to air.
7 posted on 06/19/2003 6:32:17 PM PDT by PackerBoy
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To: PackerBoy
..how many copies can you make...LOL
8 posted on 06/19/2003 6:33:49 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: PackerBoy
The article says it's going to be aired around the 9-11 anniversary.
9 posted on 06/19/2003 6:35:54 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: Jewels1091
Okay. We have a movie that apparently portrays events roughly as they happened and the Toronto newspaper complains that it will simply encourage Bush's re-election. They don't say that it's innacurate, just that they disagree with the results. This is the reason that the proposed TV movie about the real life heroism of GHWB in WW2 in 1990 was "shot down." Nothing that would "help" the evil Republican could be permitted, even if it was simply the presentation of true facts.

In the meantime the grotesque John Travolta movie which twisted the truth about the campaign in '92 to somehow make Clinton look good was a "must produce" for Hollywierd. Same thing with the fantasy film "The American President," which attempted to make the generic point that a liberal Democrat president must be good and any criticism of him is just mean sprited attempts to keep him from doing the right thing. Neither were true. That wasn't important. They promoted the right side (the left) so they served a higher purpose.

Truly a triumph of the will.

10 posted on 06/19/2003 6:43:06 PM PDT by Phsstpok
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To: Jewels1091
Will Peter Jennings play his smarmy-assed self or will they get some other hack to do the honors?
11 posted on 06/19/2003 6:43:17 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Jewels1091
Penny Johnson Jerald is almost as good looking as the real Condi Rice.
12 posted on 06/19/2003 6:43:36 PM PDT by reg45
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To: cyncooper
Did you see this? I checked IMDB, and Timothy Bottoms is playing President Bush. Mary Gordon Murray is playing Laura. Didn't she used to be on "Ryan's Hope" or something?
13 posted on 06/19/2003 6:47:34 PM PDT by EllaMinnow (I will NEVER take my DSL for granted again, I will NEVER take my DSL for granted again...)
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To: McGavin999
Oh, my stepdaughter gets Showtime! I'll tape it for us!
14 posted on 06/19/2003 6:48:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Jewels1091
This bull-shit about President Bush running around the country on 9/11 makes me sick.

On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Approximately 2,500 Americans were killed and much of our Navy was destroyed. We didn't hear a damned thing from our President - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - until the next day, when he appeared before the Congress.

Where was FDR for 24 hours? Was he ashamed to appear before the American people (we did have radio you know) because he had set Pearl Harbor up?
15 posted on 06/19/2003 6:57:15 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: PackerBoy
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
16 posted on 06/19/2003 7:01:40 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Howlin
****Like it was said, how many copies can you make??? Does anyone have a 2 deck VCR who can make several copies??????
17 posted on 06/19/2003 7:04:08 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091
And of course we have some whiney leftist complaining this will help reelect Bush! I have never seen anything like these people! Sheesh!
18 posted on 06/19/2003 7:07:23 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: Jewels1091
Hightower said the movie will present Bush as "a combination of Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger. . . . Instead of the doe-eyed, uncertain, worried figure that he was that day,

It must just FROST Jim Hightower every day that George W. Bush is in the White House. As far as I could tell, Bush only seemed 'uncertain' once that day, in the hastily called press conference in Shreveport on the way to the secure bunker in the Plains. I suspect that had more to do with the hurried nature of the flight and decisions that had to be made in minutes based on information that no one really had at that point in time.

19 posted on 06/19/2003 7:08:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: McGavin999; Howlin; Jewels1091; WestCoastGal
What is wroooooooooooong with you people? How can you stand to miss the morality plays embodied in The Sopranos and Sex in the City? And to top it off, do you mean to say that you miss Queer as Folk? The cultural icon of the millenium? I'm disappointed.
20 posted on 06/19/2003 7:13:31 PM PDT by jammer
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To: Slyfox
I think they got Don Knotts for the part of Jennings.
21 posted on 06/19/2003 7:16:27 PM PDT by lambo
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To: redlipstick
Did you see this? I checked IMDB, and Timothy Bottoms is playing President Bush. Mary Gordon Murray is playing Laura. Didn't she used to be on "Ryan's Hope" or something?

No, I had not heard about this movie. I went and read the whole article just now. It sounds great! I seem to recall President Bush telling Tom Brokaw something pretty close to those words when he recounted his demand to return to the WH.

As to Mary Gordon Murray--you may be right. I'd need to see a pic. I won't be able to see it, either. I don't get any channels like Showtime.

22 posted on 06/19/2003 7:16:27 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: jackbill
Are you sure? I was under the impression that he made the announcement that afternoon (some ballgames had the announcement), which, considering the time zones, wasn't long after it happened. I could be wrong.

Private prayer: Lord, please forgive me for defending Franklin Roosevelt, a prime destroyer of the Republic.

23 posted on 06/19/2003 7:16:35 PM PDT by jammer
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To: jammer
I have HBO, I just don't every watch it.....and I don't have Showtime!
24 posted on 06/19/2003 7:18:22 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: jammer
Are you sure? I was under the impression that he made the announcement that afternoon (some ballgames had the announcement), which, considering the time zones, wasn't long after it happened. I could be wrong.

I'm dead certain. The announcements at the "ball games" was primarily at, I believe, the New York Giants football game and it was made by the regular PA announcer.

Roosevelt didn't say a word to the American people until December 8.

25 posted on 06/19/2003 7:20:18 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: jackbill
Nope, baseball game.
26 posted on 06/19/2003 7:27:46 PM PDT by jammer
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To: Jewels1091
But the movie, which includes some documentary news footage, has already drawn scattered criticism. Writing in the Toronto Sun, columnist Linda McQuaig compared it to Hollywood's mythologizing of figures like Wyatt Earp and added that it "is sure to help the White House further its two-pronged reelection strategy: Keep Americans terrified of terrorism and make Bush look like the guy best able to defend them."

And Texas radio commentator and self-styled populist Jim Hightower has derided "D.C. 9/11." On his syndicated radio program this week, Hightower said the movie will present Bush as "a combination of Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger. . . . Instead of the doe-eyed, uncertain, worried figure that he was that day, Bush-on-film is transformed into an infallible, John Wayne-ish, Patton-type leader, barking orders to the Secret Service and demanding that the pilots return him immediately to the White House."

ROFL! Worried, are ya, McQuaig and Hightower? And you haven't even seen the film!

27 posted on 06/19/2003 7:35:24 PM PDT by arasina (Did too! Did not! Did TOO!)
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To: Phsstpok
And don't forget "The Contender", another liberal hit piece, just in time for the 2000 election. This election we get roger moore's crap. At least it won't be disguised as a real movie.
28 posted on 06/19/2003 7:47:32 PM PDT by ETCS
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To: jackbill
Thanks for the info on the speech. I was under a real misimpression--I just assumed that a leader would come out with an announcement. Guess it comes from assuming and from being in an era of instant communications. Thanks again.
29 posted on 06/19/2003 7:48:55 PM PDT by jammer
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To: lambo
I once saw Don Knotts at Detroit Metro airport. I pretty much reckon he'd decline the offer. He's played a lot of parts in his time, but I doubt he's ever played a lying sack of dooty before.
30 posted on 06/19/2003 7:54:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Jewels1091
I will have my pastor tape this one for me if he gets Showtime. IF not, I will try my sister. If not that, then my brother.....lol.

It may be something I would like to show in my history classroom about Sept. 11, in addition to the CBS 9-11 documentary. I like the idea of showing a movie in addition.
31 posted on 06/21/2003 4:10:14 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers." C.H. Spurgeon)
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