In the months before the US 2004 presidential election, Mary Mapes (producer of the primetime news program 60 Minutes Wednesday), her crew, and CBS national news anchor Dan Rather face accuracy questions following the airing of a report that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had in the early 1970s received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard. The allegation included concealing Bush's failure to meet even minimal training and performance requirements, and his absence from the Air Guard for most of 1972 following a transfer to the Alabama Air National Guard. The core documents on which these allegations were based were immediately called into question by a variety of sources. The controversy about the documents being forgeries first appeared on a blog, which was then investigated and amplified by various talk radio hosts, bloggers and numerous mainstream media sources, including The Washington Post and CBS itself. They easily found that certain characteristics of the memos, such as its font and letter spacing, indicated the memos were created on a computer using Microsoft Word, and therefore could not have been typed on a typewriter in the early 1970s.[5] Subsequently, the person who produced the documents admitted that he had lied about where he had obtained them.[6]

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Truth (2015)

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Drama · 2h 5m · 10/30/2015

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When Truth becomes your downfall

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In the months before the US 2004 presidential election, Mary Mapes (producer of the primetime news program 60 Minutes Wednesday), her crew, and CBS national news anchor Dan Rather face accuracy questions following the airing of a report that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had in the early 1970s received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard. The allegation included concealing Bush's failure to meet even minimal training and performance requirements, and his absence from the Air Guard for most of 1972 following a transfer to the Alabama Air National Guard. The core documents on which these allegations were based were immediately called into question by a variety of sources. The controversy about the documents being forgeries first appeared on a blog, which was then investigated and amplified by various talk radio hosts, bloggers and numerous mainstream media sources, including The Washington Post and CBS itself. They easily found that certain characteristics of the memos, such as its font and letter spacing, indicated the memos were created on a computer using Microsoft Word, and therefore could not have been typed on a typewriter in the early 1970s.[5] Subsequently, the person who produced the documents admitted that he had lied about where he had obtained them.[6]

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

Australia, United States

Production Companies

Sony Pictures Classics, RatPac Entertainment, Echo Lake Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Mythology Entertainment (II), Dirty Films

Budget

$9,600,000

Revenue

$5,400,000
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Cast
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Cate Blanchett

Mary Mapes
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Robert Redford

Dan Rather
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Topher Grace

Mike Smith
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Dennis Quaid

Lt. Colonel Roger Charles
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Elisabeth Moss

Lucy Scott
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Bruce Greenwood

Andrew Heyward
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Stacy Keach

Lt. Colonel Bill Burkett
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John Benjamin Hickey

Mark Wrolstad
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David Lyons

Josh Howard
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Dermot Mulroney

Lawrence Lanpher
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Rachael Blake

Betsy West
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Andrew McFarlane

Dick Hibey
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Natalie Saleeba

Mary Murphy
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Noni Hazlehurst

Nicki Burkett
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Connor Burke

Robert Mapes
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Felix Williamson

Mike Missal
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Helmut Bakaitis

Dick Thornburgh
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Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Louis Boccardi
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Philip Quast

Ben Barnes
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Zahra Newman

Dana Roberson
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Elizabeth Nabben

CNN Reporter
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Matt Ruscic

Burly Security Guard
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Steve Bastoni

Gil Schwartz
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Gael Ballantyne

Receptionist
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Jo Turner

Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt
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Tim McCunn

Scott Johnson
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Patrick St. Esprit

Brig. Gen. Buck Staudt
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Chris Mulkey

Maurice Udell
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Louis Herthum

Bill Hollowell
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Rose Riley

Josh Howard's Assistant
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Christopher Stollery

Reporter Jim Moore
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Tom O'Sullivan

Newscaster
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Martin Sacks

Robert Strong
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Nicholas Hope

Marcel Matley
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Adam Saunders

Editor Tom
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Aaron Glenane

Fox News Reporter
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Brandon McClelland

Lawyer
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Nancy Denis

Woman in Bakery
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Eliza Logan

Emily Will
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Marcus Johnson

Atlanta Anchor
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Valerie Bader

Mrs. Hodges
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Gareth Hamilton-Foster

CBS Employee
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Penelope Andrews

Patron (uncredited)
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Joy Baines

CBS employee (uncredited)
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Elena Bello

Reporter Channel 6 (uncredited)
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Ben Brighton

CBS Office Intern (uncredited)
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George W. Bush

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Shaun Phillip Cantwell

CBS Employee (uncredited)
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Rakesh Dasgupta

Reporter (uncredited)
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Lee Anne Ford

Military Wife (uncredited)
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Toni French

NY Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Andrew Fritz

Reporter (uncredited)
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Diana Gyllén

CBS Employee (uncredited)
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Wassim Hawat

Paparazzi (uncredited)
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Alison Headrick

Office Intern (uncredited)
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Martin Jacobs

(uncredited)
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John-Paul Jory

Reporter (uncredited)
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Hiroshi Kasuga

Traveller at Texas Airport (uncredited)
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John Kerry

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Rosemarie Marino

CBS Employee (uncredited)
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Bilal Masood

College Student (uncredited)
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Marilyn Mattor

Widow's Daughter (uncredited)
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Katie McConnell

Journalist (uncredited)
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Filip Mitrovic

Fox News Crew (uncredited)
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Chris Polzot

Passenger (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Saunders

Reporter (uncredited)
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Carma Sharon

CBS Employee (uncredited)
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Rob Sheens

CBS Dallas Journalist (uncredited)
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Matt Sigloch

Senior Non-comisioned Officer (uncredited)
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Ezekiel Simat

CBS Employee (uncredited)
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Suzie Steen

Reporter (uncredited)
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George Stephanopoulos

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Melissa Thompson

CBS Receptionist (uncredited)
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Craig Walker

CNN TV Crewmember (uncredited)
Crew
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James Vanderbilt

Director
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James Vanderbilt

Writer
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Mary Mapes

Writer
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Truth

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2/2/2016

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Truth

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Truth

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2/2/2016

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Truth

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/2/2016

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