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DC 9-11: Showtime movie live thread

Posted on 09/07/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT by StopDemocratsDotCom

Anyone watching?


TOPICS: Free Republic; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndanniversary; dc911

1 posted on 09/07/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
It's great. How the hell did this manage to escape from Hollywood?

By the did you notice all the Fox News flashes in the background.
2 posted on 09/07/2003 5:58:19 PM PDT by Kozak (" No mans life liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session." Mark Twain)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
FYI: A 'live' thread on this movie has been integrated into the live thread on the President's speech!!


3 posted on 09/07/2003 6:05:51 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
What station is this on? I've just gone through my Showtime Lineup and can't find it.
4 posted on 09/07/2003 6:17:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Kozak
The writer is openly pro-bush, pro-iraq war (he happens to be British.
5 posted on 09/07/2003 6:28:50 PM PDT by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
The writer is openly pro-bush, pro-iraq war (he happens to be British.

Instead of being anti-Bush, pro-Saddam and pretending to be neutral.
6 posted on 09/07/2003 6:31:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: DrDeb
that was me, I jumped onto that thread for the bush speech.
7 posted on 09/07/2003 6:34:51 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
alot of excellent details in this film.

george tenet is portrayed as a key leader here, I can see now why he was not fired, he is shown as one of the "new thinkers" in the war on terror.
8 posted on 09/07/2003 6:36:04 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
the wolfowitz character talking about getting saddam, AQ is the delivery system for saddam. powell is against him.
9 posted on 09/07/2003 6:40:00 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
Here is what I get from what I saw: 1. They knew something was going to happen.
2. Bush wanted to go back to Washington, but they kept saying no until Bush said so. So much for Bush being a coward.
3. There was a Clinton slam in there.
10 posted on 09/07/2003 6:40:04 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
I missed the first part. According to Yahoo TV --

Future Airings:
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), SHOW Sep 11 08:00pm
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), SHOW Sep 17 10:00pm

Central times.
11 posted on 09/07/2003 6:49:05 PM PDT by sigSEGV
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To: sigSEGV
the film ends with a clip of the real Bush speech at the joint session. nicely done.
12 posted on 09/07/2003 7:05:47 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
I kept waiting for the obligatory anti-Bush Hollywood treatment, but there wasn't any! No wonder liberals are filling their pampers over this movie. It shows our president in a very sympathetic light. It brought back so many memories of 9/11. I teared up so many times while watching this. Highly recommended!
13 posted on 09/07/2003 7:30:59 PM PDT by boop
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To: sigSEGV
Note: Times listed are CDT; station number is my local so it may differ from your cable/satellite provider.]

7:00 PM Channel 580 SHOe Sunday, 7
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
125 min.

Having played a buffoonish President George W. Bush on Comedy Central's That's My Bush!, Timothy Bottoms does dramatic justice to the Commander in Chief in this involving 2003 docudrama, which chronicles events following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The film is “not necessarily about the personalities,” according to screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, “[but] about the complexity of what it was like to try and be a leader.” Effortlessly blending actual footage with dramatic reenactments, the movie is at times emotional and suspenseful. But it occasionally stumbles when saddling Bush with some overly melodramatic, John Wayne-ish bravado.


Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Scott Alan Smith, Lawrence Pressman, Penny Johnson Jerald, John Cunningham, David Fonteno, Gregory Itzin, Penny Johnson Jerald, Stephen Macht, Mary Gordon Murray, Lawrence Pressman, George Takei, David McIlwraith, Myron Natwick, Allan Royal, Chuck Shamata, James McGowan, Debra McGrath, Gerry Mendocino, Brian Paul, Carolyn Scott
Rating: TV-PG
Content: Strong, Coarse Language
Category: Movie, Drama
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release Year: 2003
 

Additional Airings
Date Time   Channel      
Monday, 8 8:30 PM   581 SHOTe N/A
Wednesday, 10 4:30 PM   582 SHOCe N/A
Thursday, 11 8:00 PM   580 SHOe N/A
Friday, 12 3:30 PM   581 SHOTe N/A
Saturday, 13 7:30 AM   582 SHOCe N/A
Saturday, 13 8:00 PM   582 SHOCe N/A
Tuesday, 16 9:00 AM   582 SHOCe N/A
Tuesday, 16 4:30 PM   582 SHOCe N/A
Wednesday, 17 10:00 PM   580 SHOe N/A
Friday, 19 7:00 PM   582 SHOCe N/A
Saturday, 20 4:30 PM   580 SHOe N/A


14 posted on 09/07/2003 7:38:58 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: boop
The dems hate it because they know people will respond favorably to Bush - and we can't have that .. you know!!
15 posted on 09/07/2003 7:43:24 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - "The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth")
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To: Kozak
bump for later
16 posted on 09/07/2003 7:51:47 PM PDT by cars for sale
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Not to mention that great footage of the SheBeast looking oh-so-blase and bored during his speech to congress at the end. If that doesn't shoot down her Presidential aspirations, nothing will. I am so glad they showed this footage to remind the American people how the SheBeast acted during that speech, in case they've forgotten.
17 posted on 09/07/2003 10:16:49 PM PDT by EagleMamaMT
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
It was really good. I just wish they hadn't used Bottoms because of his involvement with That's My Bush! I hadn't read about this project so for the longest while I expected them to start getting nasty with the storyline or characterizations. And I swear that I could hear the cynical laughs during those scenes that showed the president praying. Catch this film if you can!
19 posted on 09/07/2003 10:40:17 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Kozak
Wow. After all the conservative smears that Showtime has turned into movies, along with their pro-gay lineup of shows, I assumed this would be very anti-Bush, so I didn't plan on watching. Guess I'll have to set a tape after all.
20 posted on 09/07/2003 10:41:35 PM PDT by william clark
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
I saw this on its second showing at 11:00 (and it killed me to stay up til 1:00!). It was great. The guy who played Rumsfeld was fantastic. Timothy Bottoms was passable as Bush---and it's funny, usually actors are MORE energetic than the real people, but Bottoms was not as good at Bush as Bush is!

It was a good look at the inner workings of the White House and government---especially on what goes into speechmaking.

21 posted on 09/08/2003 5:54:06 AM PDT by LS
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
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22 posted on 09/08/2003 9:17:57 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (If we accept responsibility for our own actions, we are indeed worthy of our freedom. Bill Whittle)
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To: EagleMamaMT
that's awesome they showed the Hillary yawn clip. Bush HAS to use that in ads if Hillary runs.
23 posted on 09/08/2003 6:07:28 PM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
I just watched it on my tivo. I thought it was excellent, but I did keep getting distracted by the fact that most of the characters didn't look like the real thing. If that's my only complaint......
24 posted on 09/09/2003 3:56:06 PM PDT by reformed_dem (You can fool all the people some of the time, some people all the time, but you can't fool mom.)
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To: LS
I thought the same thing about the Bush portrayer. I said to Mr. S2R, "This guy's not near charismatic enough to play Bush." Funny, considering how I never thought of Bush as a really charismatic guy before then.
25 posted on 09/09/2003 4:03:06 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
Michael Savage interviewed the producer-he is out of the Hollywood closet-states his Conservative position, employs the R word & acknowledges our war on Terror. I should gladly pay for a copy of the film-hope it gets distribution or sales via the web.

http://www.paulreveresociety.com/
26 posted on 09/13/2003 9:02:07 AM PDT by GatekeeperBookman (W '04)
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