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The Unknown Known

How much is known and unknown about the former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ?

Overall B

Donald Rumsfeld has had a long and influential political career. This documentary explores the known and unknown facts from his early days in Washington (1960s) until his involvement as the US Secretary of Defense during the war in Iraq (2003).

Release date April 4, 2014

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is The Unknown Known rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Unknown Known PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief nudity.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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Why is The Unknown Known rated PG-13? The Unknown Known is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some disturbing images and brief nudity.

Violence: News footage included in this documentary portrays the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, an assassination attempt, various photos and news footage of warfare, fighting, shooting and explosions. Pictures taken of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay show torture and nudity. Deaths, abuse and torture are discussed.

Sexual Content: Non-explicit nudity is seen in news photos of prisoners. Forcing a prisoner to remove their clothes is also discussed as a humiliation tactic.

Language: Mild profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario PG Mature Theme
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Unknown Known is directed by Errol Morris and stars Kenn Medeiros, Errol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Unknown Known movie is July 1, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Unknown Known

Release Date: 1 July 2014

The Unknown Known releases to home video with the following bonus features:

- Feature Commentary with director Errol Morris

- A Conversation with Errol Morris

- Third Annual Report of the Secretaries of Defense (1989)

- Four-part op-ed The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld by Errol Morris

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Other politicians have been the subjects of films, such as the dramatized movies Frost / Nixon (Richard Nixon), The Iron Lady (Margret Thatcher) and W.(George W. Bush).

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