The Best of Enemies Movie

Buckley vs Vidal. 2 men. 10 debates. Television would never be the same.

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Who's Involved:

Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon IX

Release Date:

Friday, July 31, 2015 (Limited)

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Plot: What's the story about?

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—cementing their opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted. Viewers were riveted. ABC News' ratings skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.

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A look at the The Best of Enemies behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Morgan Neville last directed They'll Love Me When I'm Dead and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.


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Filming Timeline

On or about April 8, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

The Best of Enemies Release Date: When was it released?

The Best of Enemies was released in 2015 on Friday, July 31, 2015 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Southpaw and The Seventh Dwarf.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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