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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.

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Mike Smith
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Lt. Col. Roger Charles
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Lucy Scott
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Andrew Heyward
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Lt. Col. Bill Burkett
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Mark Wrolstad
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Josh Howard
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Lawrence Lanpher
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Betsy West
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Dick Hibey
Natalie Saleeba ...
Mary Murphy
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Nicki Burkett
Connor Burke ...
Robert Mapes
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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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30 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiración y poder  »

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$9,600,000 (estimated)

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$66,232 (USA) (16 October 2015)

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$2,541,554 (USA) (7 February 2016)
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Robert Redford also portrayed another actual journalist, Bob Woodward, in All the President's Men (1976) and another TV journalist, with the fictional character of Warren Justice, in Up Close & Personal (1996). See more »

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After Bill Burkett's filmed interview, the 60 Minutes team pass round a bag of Lay's potato chips. Throughout the scene this changes position; sometimes it's shown facing the front, and then suddenly it's facing the other way when the scene is shown from a different angle. See more »

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Mary Mapes: How you're doing, Dan?
Dan Rather: I'm stepping down as anchor.
Mary Mapes: When?
Dan Rather: After inauguration.
Mary Mapes: Oh Dan...
Dan Rather: You didn't cause this, Mary.
Mary Mapes: Well, you're a shitty liar, you know that? Why didn't you ask me? Cos God knows everbody else did when the shit hit the fan. Why didn't you?
Dan Rather: Ask you what?
Mary Mapes: Why didn't you ask me if the documents were real?
Dan Rather: Because I know I didn't need to.
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William Devane as The voice of Gen. Hodges on the telephone is not listed in the cast. See more »


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When It Bleeds It Leads
6 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Truth is based on the book by former CBS producer Mary Mapes who was fired over her 60 Minutes segment on sitting President George W. Bush right before the national election in 2004. It also led to the resignation of news anchor Dan Rather in 2005. Cate Blanchett can do anything including a flawless American accent. The rest of the cast holds their own. This story will infuriate those who know how the 1% regularly manipulate any situation which may uncover their flaws and deception. The viewer can draw their own conclusions on how well the journalists performed but we also know how the process of telling the news has been forced to change over the years. The courage to have integrity has also been regularly challenged as we've gotten too politically correct.


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