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How Arnold Won the West
How Arnold Won the West
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gasser Barbara, George W. Bush, Mary Carey, Bill Clinton
Director: Alex Cooke
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 20min

HOW ARNOLD WON THE WEST is a hilarious and insightful documentary that tells the story of the bizarre California Recall Election. Documentary filmmaker Alex Cooke followed the campaign from the moment Arnold Schwarzenegger...  more »


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Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gasser Barbara, George W. Bush, Mary Carey, Bill Clinton
Director: Alex Cooke
Creators: James Marshall, Pierre Haberer, Alan Hayling, Amelia Green-Dove, Catherine Olsen, Charlotte Metcalf, Isabelle Ormières, Patrice Barrat, Richard Klein
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Studio: The Disinformation Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A thinnly veiled agenda
David Cicirelli | Red Bank, NJ | 02/27/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was tremendously disapointed with this documentary. This seems to be a sad trend in documentary making in the Michael Moore era, where the filmaker uses deceptive and manipulative tactics to paint there subject as deceptive and manipulative. You want to hear people talking about the flaws of Gray Davis? The filmaker felt the best example would be an Elvis impersonator and a guy who poses for pictures as Spider-man. A few minutes after describing how spin doctors discredit the source of opposition to Arnolds agenda, they attempt to discredit the man who spearheaded the movement for the recall by stressing his BROTHERS crimminal record. There is also surprisingly little information about the deeply flawed record of Davis that spawned a re-call to begin with. They seemed to much rather show him as a victim, as the David vs Goliath, ignoring that he was infact a Governor of California (which may make the David comparison break down).

Above all else, this Brittish movie loves to portray the American voter as a blind sheep to awe struck to think critically and too stupid or lazy to make intelligent decisions. As a matter of fact, she's banking on it, for you'd need to be stupid and lazy to not see through her thinnly veiled agenda."