Best of Enemies (2015)

Best of Enemies was released on DVD on November 3, 2015
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In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.

Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winning Sundance Film Festival alum Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.

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US DVD Release Date November 3, 2015
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Run time87 min
Theater Release DateJuly 31, 2015
DVD Release DateNovember 3, 2015
ActorsKelsey Grammer, John Lithgow, Dick Cavett, Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, Matt Tyrnauer
DirectorRobert Gordon, Morgan Neville
StudioMagnolia Pictures
MPAA R (Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language)
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