Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

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Released 2008

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2008
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Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story tells the story of Lee Atwater, the man who secured the elections of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush, and made the GOP a Southern party, transforming the way media covers elections as the godfather of modern negative campaigning.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Generous in spirit and nimble in technique, this riveting documentary about the Republican operative (who died of a brain tumor in 1991) reveals a scrappy genius rife with contradi...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times

    A hugely entertaining, efficiently crafted documentary about a ruthless, if undeniably clever, American political force.

  • 60

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Deeply influential, even to his enemies, Atwater's career is viewed here with fascination and some sympathy.

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