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Horns and Halos (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 March 2002 (USA)
This movie captures the unlikely connection of three men. An ex-con biographer, a janitor turned publisher and U.S. President George W. Bush whose paths to power and popularity become tangled in the controversial book Fortunate Son.

Writer:

Suki Hawley (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Hatfield James Hatfield ... Himself
Sander Hicks ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stewart Bagwell Stewart Bagwell ... Himself
Randall Beek Randall Beek ... Himself
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Jay Butterman Jay Butterman ... Himself
David Cogswell David Cogswell ... Himself
Todd Colby Todd Colby ... Himself
Pamela Colloff Pamela Colloff ... Herself
Nick Colt Nick Colt ... Himself
Richard Curtis Richard Curtis ... Himself
Ron English Ron English ... Himself
Zack Exley Zack Exley ... Himself
Jim Fitzgerald Jim Fitzgerald ... Himself
Don Goede Don Goede ... Himself
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This movie captures the unlikely connection of three men. An ex-con biographer, a janitor turned publisher and U.S. President George W. Bush whose paths to power and popularity become tangled in the controversial book Fortunate Son.

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horns and Haloes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Title incorrectly states 7 November 2001 instead of 2000 as date of Presidential Election See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

God is Kick Ass
Music and Lyrics by Sander Hicks
Performed by White Collar Crime
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Great Documentary Substance, Very Entertaining
17 March 2004 | by Nick_DetsSee all my reviews

In the late nineties up until the G. W. Bush election, documentary filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley stumbled upon a goldmine of subtance. At the time, James Hatfield's book "The Fortunate" was recalled for many reasons, mostly because of his shady background. With hopes that his biography's truth would outweigh his past, he meets with Sander Hicks, the colorful publisher of his company called Soft Skull. Hicks makes the documentary for the most part. He constantly changes through different punk phases throughout the film, suggesting that he was looking for himself simultaneously to looking for "The Fortunate Son"'s distribution. His band "White Collar Crime" provides not only some fun music for the soundtrack, but also an introspective into the young man's sometimes frantic personality and political rebellion. The trials and tribulations the odd pair go through are documented with a taut, always entertaining pace. The film is never boring or tedious, even when the book is in an ongoing limbo of failures and complications. I liked how Suki and Galinsky didn't try to justify Hatfield. By the end of the film, he is just as much of an enigma as he was when the film began. He is impossible to read and always unpredictable, but when a haunting tragedy strikes, he is not judged or manipulated. "Horns and Halos" is moody tale told with nimble filmmaking. Its solid theme of a tainted pass serves as a metaphor for a truth lost almost lost with ceonsorship.


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