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Bowling for Columbine (2002)


Coming Out at 9 October 2002 in theaters

Documentary, Crime, Drama

Bowling for Columbine is documentary film written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the primary causes for the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and other acts of gun violence. He focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.

A critical and commercial success, the film brought Moore international attention as a rising filmmaker and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, and the César Award for Best Foreign Film. The film is considered one of the greatest documentary films of all time.

In Moore’s discussions with various people—including South Park co-creator Matt Stone, the National Rifle Association’s then-president Charlton Heston, and musician Marilyn Manson—he seeks to explain why the Columbine massacre occurred and why the United States’ violent crime rate (especially concerning crimes committed with firearms) is substantially higher than those of other nations.

Director: Michael Moore

Writer: Michael Moore

Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson


Michael MooreNarrator
Salvador AllendePresident of Chile (archive footage)
Mike BradleyMayor of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Arthur A. BuschCounty Prosecutor: Flint, Michigan
George Bush(archive footage)
George W. Bush(archive footage)
Michael CaldwellPolice Detective
Richard CastaldoColumbine Victim
Dick Clark
Bill Clinton(archive footage)
Steve DavisDeputy Sheriff (archive footage)
Ngo Dinh DiemPresident of South Vietnam (archive footage)
Mike EpsteinShopper in Mall
Joe FarmerSuperintendent of Schools (archive footage)
Denny FennellHome Security Consultant
Barry GlassnerAuthor of ‘The Culture of Fear’
Dick HerlanFormer Producer of ‘Cops’
Charlton Heston
Jeremy HixSuspended for Wearing Kilt (archive footage)
Ernest F. Hollings(archive footage) 
Jimmie HughesPrincipal of Buell Elementary School
Saddam Hussein(archive footage)
Emir of Kuwait(archive footage)
Amanda LamanteColumbine Student
Mary LorenzK-Mart Official
Marilyn Manson
Daniel Mauser(archive footage)
Tom MauserFather of Victim
Evan McCollumLockheed Martin Public Relations
Timothy McVeighOklahoma City Bomber (archive footage)
Carey McWilliamsBlind Gun Owner (archive footage)
Mohammed MossadeghPrime Minister of Iran (archive footage) 
James NicholsBrother of Terry Nichols
Terry NicholsOklahoma City Bombing Accomplice (archive footage)
Manuel NoriegaPresident of Panama (archive footage)
Tamarla Owens(archive footage)
Mohammad Reza PahlaviShah of Iran (archive footage)
Trey Parker(archive footage)
Robert J. PickellSheriff of Flint, Michigan 
Augusto PinochetChilean Dictator (archive footage)
Jeff RossenFox Reporter (archive footage)
Nicole SchliefColumbine Student
David SmithSarah’s husband (voice) (archive footage)
Susan Smith(archive footage)
Matt Stone
Mark TaylorColumbine Victim
Damian W. WilliamsRioter Assaulting Reginald Denny (archive footage)
Jacobo ÁrbenzPresident of Guatemala (archive footage) 
Denise AmesSexy Girl with Gun (archive footage)
John Ashcroft(archive footage)
Emma Bunton(archive footage)
Dick Cheney(archive footage)
Aline Chrétien(archive footage)
Jean Chrétien(archive footage)
Reginald DennyTruck Driver Assaulted During LA Riots (archive footage)
Byron Dorgan(archive footage)
Jeff DoucettMan Shot at Airport (archive footage)
R. Budd DwyerTelevised Suicide (archive footage)
Leon ErrolActor in Movie Clip (archive footage)
Mike FasoloCorporate Criminal
Sarah Ferguson(archive footage)
Carla Gallo
Eric Harris(archive footage)
John Harris(voice)
Heinrich Himmler(archive footage)
Adolf Hitler(archive footage)
Rob HuebelCorporate Criminal
Brandon T. Jackson
Daniel V. JonesTelevised Shotgun Suicide (archive footage)
John Kerry(archive footage)
Dylan Klebold(archive footage)
Joe Lieberman(archive footage)
Dennis MorganActor in Movie Clip (archive footage)
Harold MossCharacter in ‘A Brief History of the United States of America’ (voice)
Maritza Martin MunozWoman Murdered by Ex-Husband on Spanish TV Show ‘Ocurrio Asi’ (archive footage)
Oliver North(archive footage)
Emilio NunezMan Who Murdered Ex-Wife on Spanish TV Show ‘Ocurrio Asi’ (archive footage)
Gary PlaucheShooting Jeff Doucett (archive footage)
Prince Andrew(archive footage)
Prince Charles(archive footage)
Pat Robertson(archive footage)
Chris Rock(archive footage)
Donald Rumsfeld(archive footage)
Jessica Savitch(archive footage)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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