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'Mad Dog' explores world of dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Showtime

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Muammar GaddafiPlaton/Trunk Archive/Courtesy of SHOWTIME

"Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi" is set to premiere on Showtime on Friday, April 11, 2014 (9 p.m. ET/PT), according to a media announcement emailed by Showtime Networks on Feb. 20, 2014.

The feature documentary explores the tyrannical regime of one of the world's most famous dictators, Libyan strong man Muammar Gaddafi.

The United States continues to confront the myriad strategic challenges and controversies that have arisen in the wake of the Arab Spring and the fall of Gaddafi, so the rise and fall of the Libyan dictator continues to be important.

Gaddafi's death was announced on Oct. 20, 2011: President Obama makes statement on death of Muammar Qaddafi.

"Mad Dog" includes interviews with palace insiders and those who gave shape to Gaddafi’s dark dreams. Their collective stories provide a rare glimpse of a brutal, contradictory and sometimes vulnerable dictator who fascinated people worldwide for over 40 years.

The interviews include:

A fugitive from US justice who helped Gaddafi kill his enemies worldwide. This unnamed fugitive was a major supplier for the dictator's international terror enterprise.

Valerie Plame, the famous CIA counter- proliferation operative who was the widow of the Libyan foreign minister whose body was kept in a freezer by Gaddafi.

An American businessman who supplied Gaddafi with lethal poisons.

A female bodyguard who adored Gaddafi until she saw the violence of teenagers being raped and executed under his regime.

Gaddafi’s German rocket designer and sometime confidante.

Muammar Gaddafi's story is a study in the exercise of absolute power, told not by politicians but by those who directly served the late Libyan leader who at the height of his reign was earning more than 1 billion dollars a week in oil revenues.

President Ronald Reagan called Gaddafi a mad dog, The mad dog's story is stranger than fiction.

"Mad Dog" The Inside World of Muammar Gaddafi" was produced by Fresh One Productions for Showtime. The film was directed, produced and filmed by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Olgiati. Roy Ackerman served as Executive Producer and the film was co-produced by Michael Chrisman.