Fahrenheit 9/11

Factual error: A headline from the Pantagraph (an Illinois newspaper) dated 19 December 2001, is shown in big letters to read, "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election." In fact, no edition of the Pentagraph has ever featured an article that claimed this. The only time those words appeared in that newspaper was in small print over a letter to the editor dated 5 December 2001.

Trivia: Has the highest weekend opening gross ($23 million) of any documentary. It also holds the record as the highest-grossing documentary of all time ($222 million worldwide, $119 million in the US alone).

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Trivia: Watch closely in the part of the film where scenes of Iraqi boys appear...there is a boy riding a bike, the same scene used in the System of A Down videoclip "boom".

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Young African American male in Michigan: And I was watchin' TV one day, 'and they're showin' like some of the buildings and areas that had been hit by bombs and things like that, and while I watchin' I got to thinkin' like', "There's parts of Flint that look like that, and we ain't been in a war."

Katie Couric: I just want to say, I think Navy seals rock.

George W. Bush: Sure a dictatorship would be easier.

More quotes from Fahrenheit 9/11

Question: What was that phone number that they listed of that guy that lied about having an 800 number?

Kirill Ostapenko

Chosen answer: (202) 225-2536. It's not that major a revelation in the film, as his number's publicly available on a variety of sites.

Question: I would like to know why Michael Moore named this film Fahrenheit 9/11. I know that the 9/11 is about the twin towers terrorist attack, but I can't get the Fahrenheit part. Could someone please explain?

Chosen answer: It's a reference to the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which deals with a totalitarian society where people are not encouraged to think for themselves, question the government and so forth. One of the features of this society is that all books are burnt (hence the title - apparently the temperature at which paper will ignite).

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Question: What's the instrumental acoustic song that's played on the main menu of the DVD and also at various points throughout the movie? I believe it plays when they're showing on-the-ground reactions to the planes hitting. It's quite a slow, depressing song.

Chosen answer: It's an acoustic instrumental version of 'The Nobodies' by Marilyn Manson.

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