The Fog of War

The Fog of War (2003)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2003-12-09
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 251 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 Self
  • Errol Morris

    as Self
  • Fidel Castro

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Barry Goldwater

    as Self (archive footage)
  • John F. Kennedy

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Curtis LeMay

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Richard Nixon

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Harry Reasoner

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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