Welcome to the Official Film Guide for Oliver Stone’s W., starring Josh Brolin. Below you will find annotation articles referencing and sourcing biographical and historical content from the film. The articles, arranged according to their appearance in the film, explain where key events and dialogue found their inspiration. Additionally, when creative liberties were taken for the benefit of the narrative, notes indicating such have been made wherever possible.
Research and annotations compiled by David Wyles and supervised by Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone.
Bush and Baseball

1. 

Bush and Baseball

Bush and Nicknames

2. 

Bush and Nicknames

Axis of Evil

3. 

Axis of Evil

Bush and God at the White House

4. 

Bush and God at the White House

Frat House

5. 

Frat House

Arrest at Princeton Game

6. 

Arrest at Princeton Game

Oil Rig

7. 

Oil Rig

Bar Scene

8. 

Bar Scene

Poppy Dresses Down W in Office

9. 

Poppy Dresses Down W in Office

Bush - On Running

10. 

Bush - On Running

Cheney - One Percent Doctrine

11. 

Cheney - One Percent Doctrine

Cheney and Bush - Patriot Act

12. 

Cheney and Bush - Patriot Act

Cheney - Changing His Mind, Convincing Bush

13. 

Cheney - Changing His Mind, Convincing Bush

Cheney - Unitary Executive Theory

14. 

Cheney - Unitary Executive Theory

Cheney - On “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”

15. 

Cheney - On “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”

Cheney's “Stealth” Tactics

16. 

Cheney's “Stealth” Tactics

Bush - The Decider

17. 

Bush - The Decider

W as Paul Bunyan

18. 

W as Paul Bunyan

Crawford Walk - Countdown to War on Iraq

19. 

Crawford Walk - Countdown to War on Iraq

Bush - Pretzel Incident

20. 

Bush - Pretzel Incident

Drunk W - Mano a Mano With Father

21. 

Drunk W - Mano a Mano With Father

Poker Game - W Decides to Run For Congress

22. 

Poker Game - W Decides to Run For Congress

Meeting Laura - Backyard Barbeque

23. 

Meeting Laura - Backyard Barbeque

Bush - Hance Campaign

24. 

Bush - Hance Campaign

Drive Back Home

25. 

Drive Back Home

Bush Townhouse - After Crash

26. 

Bush Townhouse - After Crash

Hance Defeats Bush

27. 

Hance Defeats Bush

“Yellowcake” Montage

28. 

“Yellowcake” Montage

White House Lawn

29. 

White House Lawn

W. Stops Drinking & Run After Birthday

30. 

W. Stops Drinking & Run After Birthday

Bush and Earle Hudd - Bible Study Group

31. 

Bush and Earle Hudd - Bible Study Group

Bush Sr. and Junior and the Evangelicals

32. 

Bush Sr. and Junior and the Evangelicals

“Willie Horton” Ad

33. 

“Willie Horton” Ad

W. Decides to Go Back to Texas

34. 

W. Decides to Go Back to Texas

Poppy's Shadow - W Wishes He'd Lost

35. 

Poppy's Shadow - W Wishes He'd Lost

Tenet and WMDs

36. 

Tenet and WMDs

Yellowcake from Niger

37. 

Yellowcake from Niger

Cheney - “Atta-In-Prague”

38. 

Cheney - “Atta-In-Prague”

Rumsfeld Quotes - Situation Room

39. 

Rumsfeld Quotes - Situation Room

Bush - International “Mosh Pit”

40. 

Bush - International “Mosh Pit”

Tenet - “Slam Dunk”

41. 

Tenet - “Slam Dunk”

Cheney's Five Deferments During Vietnam War

42. 

Cheney's Five Deferments During Vietnam War

Cheney and Oil in the Middle East

43. 

Cheney and Oil in the Middle East

Rumsfeld and Oil

44. 

Rumsfeld and Oil

Wolfowitz - Iraq “Swims on a Sea of Oil”

45. 

Wolfowitz - Iraq “Swims on a Sea of Oil”

Cheney - On Oil

46. 

Cheney - On Oil

Wolfowitz - Iraqi Oil Will Finance Reconstruction

47. 

Wolfowitz - Iraqi Oil Will Finance Reconstruction

Cheney - Exit Strategy

48. 

Cheney - Exit Strategy

Cheney - On Importance of Iran and Oil

49. 

Cheney - On Importance of Iran and Oil

Iran - 10 Percent of World's Oil Reserves

50. 

Iran - 10 Percent of World's Oil Reserves

Bush - Situation Room - “Dangerous World”

51. 

Bush - Situation Room - “Dangerous World”

Bush as a “Gut Player”

52. 

Bush as a “Gut Player”

Bush to Powell

53. 

Bush to Powell

Baseball Stadium - Bush Father and Son Walk

54. 

Baseball Stadium - Bush Father and Son Walk

Bush Sr. - On Occupying Iraq

55. 

Bush Sr. - On Occupying Iraq

Bush Sr. Defeated for Presidency - 1992

56. 

Bush Sr. Defeated for Presidency - 1992

W Tells Poppy and Bar He's Running For Governor

57. 

W Tells Poppy and Bar He's Running For Governor

Bush - Running on Education

58. 

Bush - Running on Education

Rove Tutors Bush

59. 

Rove Tutors Bush

W on Non-Alcoholic Beer

60. 

W on Non-Alcoholic Beer

Poppy Gives W Cufflinks

61. 

Poppy Gives W Cufflinks

Bush Hears the “Call” to Run for President

62. 

Bush Hears the “Call” to Run for President

Tenet Sleeps Through 2003 State of Union

63. 

Tenet Sleeps Through 2003 State of Union

Bush Sr. Loses Sleep Over War on Iraq

64. 

Bush Sr. Loses Sleep Over War on Iraq

W, Scowcroft, and Rice - Oval Office

65. 

W, Scowcroft, and Rice - Oval Office

Protests Worldwide Against War on Iraq

66. 

Protests Worldwide Against War on Iraq

Bush - Blair - Trying to Lure Saddam into War

67. 

Bush - Blair - Trying to Lure Saddam into War

Powell Speaks to the United Nations

68. 

Powell Speaks to the United Nations

Situation Room III - March 2003 - Going to War

69. 

Situation Room III - March 2003 - Going to War

Moroccan Monkeys & the “Coalition of the Willing”

70. 

Moroccan Monkeys & the “Coalition of the Willing”

Cheney - Changing Views on Iraq

71. 

Cheney - Changing Views on Iraq

Toppling Saddam’s Statue

72. 

Toppling Saddam’s Statue

“Mission Accomplished” - Media Reaction

73. 

“Mission Accomplished” - Media Reaction

“Mission Accomplished” Speech - May 1, 2003

74. 

“Mission Accomplished” Speech - May 1, 2003

Bush in Qatar

75. 

Bush in Qatar

Poppy Defends W

76. 

Poppy Defends W

Visit to Wounded Soldiers

77. 

Visit to Wounded Soldiers

Dining Room - White House - David Kay

78. 

Dining Room - White House - David Kay

President’s Bedroom 2004

79. 

President’s Bedroom 2004

W Loved “Cats”

80. 

W Loved “Cats”

Poppy Comes to W. in Nightmare

81. 

Poppy Comes to W. in Nightmare

White House Press Room

82. 

White House Press Room

Ari Fleischer

83. 

Ari Fleischer