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* EasilyConvicted: Jamal Zaikai's trial. Even though the prosecution witnesses even admitted that the forinsic evidence connecting Zikri to the assassination was rather weak, and depended mainly on the terrorist connection. Zaikri's lawyer, Dawn Norton even noted that they needed to play up the al-Qaeda link, to prove the terrorist motive.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline involves the arrest and prosecution of Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who is the FBI's primary suspect with suspected links to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death. Even when it's suggested that Zikri is actually innocent, the government ''still'' delays his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.

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* EasilyConvicted: Jamal Zaikai's trial. Even though the prosecution witnesses even admitted that the forinsic evidence connecting Zikri to the assassination was rather weak, and depended mainly on the terrorist connection. Zaikri's lawyer, Dawn Norton even noted that they needed to play up the al-Qaeda link, to prove the terrorist motive.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline involves the arrest and prosecution of Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who is the FBI's primary suspect with suspected links to Al Qaeda.Al-Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death. Even when it's suggested that Zikri is actually innocent, the government ''still'' delays his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.reasons.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Jamal Abu Zikri's trial. The prosecution witnesses even admitted that the forensic evidence connecting Zikri to the assassination was rather weak, and Zikri's lawyer, Dawn Norton, noted that the prosecution's argument rested mainly on heavily playing up Zikri's alleged connections to Al-Quaeda to provide a terrorist motive.


* TheWarOnTerror: The film touches on many issues relating to the Global War on Terror, including America's foreign policy, the profiling of Arabs by the public and the FBI, and the expansion of the surveillance state.

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* EasilyConvicted: Jamal Zaikai's trial. Even though the prosecution witnesses even admitted that the forinsic evidence connecting Zikri to the assassination was rather weak, and depended mainly on the terrorist connection. Zaikri's lawyer, Dawn Norton even noted that they needed to play up the al-Qaeda link, to prove the terrorist motive.

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* AssassinationAttempt: Posits the fall-out of the hypothetical assassination of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush by a disgruntled Syrian-American man. President Cheney authorizes PATRIOT Act II, authorizing even more extensive invasions of privacy and sending the U.S. on the way to becoming a police state. However, the end of the film reveals that [[spoiler:the real assassin was the father of a U.S. soldier who was killed in Iraq.]]


''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British {{Mockumentary}} about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they discuss the events and their consequences, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.

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''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British {{Mockumentary}} about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they discuss the events and their consequences, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects.

Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.


''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British {{Mockumentary}} about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.

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''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British {{Mockumentary}} about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into discuss the proceedings events and their own perspective on the unfolding events, consequences, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.



* TheBadGuyWins: Even though Bush's assassination is a ForegoneConclusion given the film's title and premise, not only are the police and FBI unable to find the real culprit, but a likely innocent man remains in prison and Cheney has used the assassination to extend the government's powers of surveillance. Futhermore, [[spoiler: the identity of who leaked the classified documents that helped the real assassin carry out their plan remains unknown]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which his brother (and fellow soldier) David was killed.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and prosecution of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who becomes the FBI's primary suspect and is suspected to have links to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even when it's revealed that Abu Zikri is most likely innocent, the government is ''still'' delaying his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Even though Bush's assassination is a ForegoneConclusion given the film's title and premise, not only are the police and FBI unable to find the real culprit, but a likely innocent man remains in prison and former Vice President (now President) Dick Cheney has used the assassination to extend the government's powers of surveillance. Futhermore, surveillance powers. [[spoiler: Furthermore, the identity of who leaked the classified documents that helped the real assassin carry out their plan remains unknown]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which his brother (and fellow soldier) David was killed.
killed. He is arrested in the hours immediately following the assassination, but is soon let go.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around involves the arrest and prosecution of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who becomes is the FBI's primary suspect and is with suspected to have links to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even death. Even when it's revealed suggested that Abu Zikri is most likely actually innocent, the government is ''still'' delaying delays his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.



** The first is that [[spoiler: the accused assassin Jamal Abu Zikri is implied to be innocent and that the real culptrit is actually Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for the death of his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified documents in Al's home of Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration. The investigation into who leaked them is ongoing, as the film ends.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: FBI forensic examiner Dr. James Pearn resigns in protest after being pressured by the government and prosecution to help make Abu Zikri look guilty.

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** The first is that [[spoiler: the accused assassin Jamal Abu Zikri is implied to be innocent and that the real culptrit assassin is actually Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for the death of his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified government documents in Al's home of Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside assassination. The film ends with the administration. The ongoing investigation into who leaked them is ongoing, as the film ends.those documents.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: FBI forensic examiner Dr. James Pearn resigns in protest after being pressured by the government and prosecution to help make Abu Zikri look guilty.the case against Zikri.



* TwentyFifthAmendment: Vice President Dick Cheney assumes the office of President in the wake of Bush's assassination.

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* TwentyFifthAmendment: Vice Cheney becomes President Dick Cheney assumes the office of President in the wake of after Bush's assassination.



* WhamLine: When the assassin's likely true identity is revealed.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
** When Bush's death is announced on the news.
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When the assassin's likely true identity is revealed.


* TheBadGuyWins: Even though Bush's assassination is a ForegoneConclusion given the film's title and premise, not only are the police and FBI unable to find the real culprit, but a likely innocent man remains in prison and Cheney has has successfully used the assassination to extend the government's powers of surveillance. Futhermore, [[spoiler: the identity of who leaked the classified documents that helped the real assassin carry out their plan remains unknown]].

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* TheBadGuyWins: Even though Bush's assassination is a ForegoneConclusion given the film's title and premise, not only are the police and FBI unable to find the real culprit, but a likely innocent man remains in prison and Cheney has has successfully used the assassination to extend the government's powers of surveillance. Futhermore, [[spoiler: the identity of who leaked the classified documents that helped the real assassin carry out their plan remains unknown]].



* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and prosecution of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who becomes the FBI's primary suspect in the investigation and is suspected to be linked to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even when it's revealed that Abu Zikri is most likely innocent, the government is ''still'' delaying his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.

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* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and prosecution of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who becomes the FBI's primary suspect in the investigation and is suspected to be linked have links to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even when it's revealed that Abu Zikri is most likely innocent, the government is ''still'' delaying his appeal as the film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.



** The first is that [[spoiler: it's heavily implied that Jamal Abu Zikri is innocent and that the real assassin is, in fact, Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for the death of his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified documents in Al's home that show Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration. The investigation into who leaked them is ongoing, as the film ends.]]

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** The first is that [[spoiler: it's heavily implied that the accused assassin Jamal Abu Zikri is implied to be innocent and that the real assassin is, in fact, culptrit is actually Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for the death of his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified documents in Al's home that show of Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration. The investigation into who leaked them is ongoing, as the film ends.]]


''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British Mockumentary about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.

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''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British Mockumentary {{Mockumentary}} about the fictional assassination of President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which he lost his brother David [[spoiler: and who not only later loses his father Al to suicide, but also figures out that he's most likely the real assassin.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which he lost his brother (and fellow soldier) David [[spoiler: and who not only later loses his father Al to suicide, but also figures out that he's most likely the real assassin.]]was killed.


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* BoxOfficeBomb: Despite a relatively modest budget of $2 million, the film failed to make back even half of its budget at the box office.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which he lost his brother David [[spoiler: and eventually his father Al.]]
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and trial of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, who is suspected by the FBI of carrying out the assassination, possibly as part of a larger operation linked to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even when the assassin's true identity is revealed, the government is ''still'' delaying Zikri's appeal, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: An FBI forensic examiner, Dr. James Pearn, resigns in protest after being pressured by the government and prosecution to help make Abu Zikri look guilty.
* SinisterSurveillance: An extension to the USA PATRIOT Act (dubbed PATRIOT III) is passed by emergency session in the days following the assassination, and becomes permanent law at the film's end.



* TheCSIEffect: Discussed by Dr. Pearn when explaining his resignation from the FBI.

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* TheCSIEffect: Discussed by Dr. Pearn DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which he lost his brother David [[spoiler: and who not only later loses his father Al to suicide, but also figures out that he's most likely the real assassin.]]
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and prosecution of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, a Syrian national who becomes the FBI's primary suspect in the investigation and is suspected to be linked to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even
when explaining it's revealed that Abu Zikri is most likely innocent, the government is ''still'' delaying his resignation from appeal as the FBI.film ends, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.



** The first is that [[spoiler: it's heavily hinted that Jamal Abu Zikri is innocent and the real assassin is, in fact, Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for losing his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified Secret Service documents in Al's home that show Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration.]] The investigation into ''that'' is ongoing, as the film ends.
* TheWarOnTerror: The film touches on many issues relating to the Global War on Terror, including America's foreign policy, the profiling of Arabs by the public and the FBI, and the expansion of the surveillance state.

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** The first is that [[spoiler: it's heavily hinted implied that Jamal Abu Zikri is innocent and that the real assassin is, in fact, Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for losing the death of his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified Secret Service documents in Al's home that show Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration.]] administration. The investigation into ''that'' who leaked them is ongoing, as the film ends.
ends.]]
* TheWarOnTerror: The film touches on many issues relating ScrewThisImOuttaHere: FBI forensic examiner Dr. James Pearn resigns in protest after being pressured by the government and prosecution to help make Abu Zikri look guilty.
* SinisterSurveillance: An extension
to the Global War on Terror, including America's foreign policy, USA PATRIOT Act (dubbed PATRIOT III) is passed by emergency session in the profiling of Arabs by days following the public assassination, and becomes permanent law at the FBI, and the expansion of the surveillance state.film's end.



* WhamLine:

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* TheWarOnTerror: The film touches on many issues relating to the Global War on Terror, including America's foreign policy, the profiling of Arabs by the public and the FBI, and the expansion of the surveillance state.
* WhamLine: When the assassin's likely true identity is revealed.


''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British [[FauxDocumentary docudrama]] about the fictional assassination of then-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into it. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial on release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity

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''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British [[FauxDocumentary docudrama]] Mockumentary about the fictional assassination of then-President President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into it.the crime. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial on upon release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity
obscurity.

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''Death of a President'' is a 2006 British [[FauxDocumentary docudrama]] about the fictional assassination of then-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, and the subsequent investigation into it. The film follows a number of TalkingHeads as they give insight into the proceedings and their own perspective on the unfolding events, including the President's staff, journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, forensic professionals, and suspects. Controversial on release, the film did not make a profit and has largely faded into obscurity

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Despite a relatively modest budget of $2 million, the film failed to make back even half of its budget at the box office.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Casey Claybon, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD after his time in the Army and the Iraq War, during which he lost his brother David [[spoiler: and eventually his father Al.]]
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: A major plotline revolves around the arrest and trial of a man named Jamal Abu Zikri, who is suspected by the FBI of carrying out the assassination, possibly as part of a larger operation linked to Al Qaeda. His prosecution continues throughout the film right up to his conviction and sentencing to death, and even when the assassin's true identity is revealed, the government is ''still'' delaying Zikri's appeal, largely, it's implied, for political reasons.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: An FBI forensic examiner, Dr. James Pearn, resigns in protest after being pressured by the government and prosecution to help make Abu Zikri look guilty.
* SinisterSurveillance: An extension to the USA PATRIOT Act (dubbed PATRIOT III) is passed by emergency session in the days following the assassination, and becomes permanent law at the film's end.
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though Bush's assassination is a ForegoneConclusion given the film's title and premise, not only are the police and FBI unable to find the real culprit, but a likely innocent man remains in prison and Cheney has has successfully used the assassination to extend the government's powers of surveillance. Futhermore, [[spoiler: the identity of who leaked the classified documents that helped the real assassin carry out their plan remains unknown]].
* TheCSIEffect: Discussed by Dr. Pearn when explaining his resignation from the FBI.
* TheReveal: The film has two major reveals right near the end:
** The first is that [[spoiler: it's heavily hinted that Jamal Abu Zikri is innocent and the real assassin is, in fact, Casey Claybon's father, Al, who killed Bush because he blamed him for losing his son (and Casey's brother) David in the 2003 Iraq War.]]
** The second is that [[spoiler: Casey finds classified Secret Service documents in Al's home that show Bush's exact location and planned movements on the day of the assassination that could have ''only'' come from inside the administration.]] The investigation into ''that'' is ongoing, as the film ends.
* TheWarOnTerror: The film touches on many issues relating to the Global War on Terror, including America's foreign policy, the profiling of Arabs by the public and the FBI, and the expansion of the surveillance state.
* TwentyFifthAmendment: Vice President Dick Cheney assumes the office of President in the wake of Bush's assassination.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film was released in 2006, but is set in 2007.
* WhamLine:
--> '''Robert H. Magure:''' ''"At the time, politically, it was very difficult for anyone in the Agency or the administration to accept that Zikri had acted alone. That any one man could have planned and carried out this assassination, but, ''that was when we still believed that Zikri was the assassin''."''

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