The Fog of War

The Fog of War (2003)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2003-12-09
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 234 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: SenArt Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Errol Morris
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Using archival footage, cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz-kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the Vietnam War as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

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  • Robert McNamara

    as Himself
  • Errol Morris

    as Himself
  • Fidel Castro

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Barry Goldwater

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • John F. Kennedy

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Curtis LeMay

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Richard Nixon

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Harry Reasoner

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
  • Woodrow Wilson

    as Himself (archive footage)
Production John Sloss Executive Producer
Sound Philip Glass Original Music Composer
Directing Errol Morris Director
Production Errol Morris Producer
Production Robert May Executive Producer
Camera Robert Chappell Director of Photography
Production Julie Ahlberg Producer
Editing Doug Abel Editor
Production Michael Williams Producer
Production Jon Kamen Executive Producer
Production Frank Scherma Executive Producer
Production Jack Lechner Executive Producer
Camera Peter Donahue Director of Photography
Editing Chyld King Editor
Editing Karen Schmeer Editor