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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

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Himself
Roger B. Smith ...
Himself
Rhonda Britton ...
Herself - Pets or Meat Lady
Fred Ross ...
Himself - Eviction Deputy
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko ...
Herself (Miss America)
James Blanchard ...
Himself
James Bond ...
Himself
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Himself
Anita Bryant ...
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Karen Edgely ...
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Bob Eubanks ...
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Ben Hamper ...
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Dinona Jackson ...
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Timothy Jackson ...
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Tom Kay ...
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A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The story of a rebel and his mike.

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20 December 1989 (USA)  »

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A Humorous Look at How General Motors Destroyed Flint, Michigan  »

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,866 (USA) (19 October 2012)

Gross:

$511,200 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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In a radio interview, Michael Moore felt this film was a failure, since it did not stimulate any interest in development or investment to the town of Flint. See more »

Quotes

Michael Moore: Mr. Smith, we just came down from Flint where we filmed a family being evicted from their home the day before Christmas Eve. A family that used to work in the GM factory. Would you be willing to come up with us to see what the situation is like in Flint, so that people...
Roger Smith: [cutting him off] I've been to Flint, and I'm sorry for those people, but I don't know anything about it, but you'd have to...
Michael Moore: Families being evicted from their homes on Christmas Eve.
Roger Smith: Well, I'm... listen, I'm sure General ...
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Crazy Credits

This film cannot be shown within the city of Flint. All the movie theatres have closed. See more »

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The Way It Is
Written by Bruce Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby & The Range (as Bruce Hornsby and The Range)
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this is by far the best documentary i have ever seen.
9 April 2002 | by (east lansing, michigan) – See all my reviews

michael moore is a true genius. he captures the truth behind many issues that most people don't even realize. through his brilliant filmmaking, he reveals how ignorant people can be. he truly shines a new light on the issue of big business vs. working class. this is a must-see, not only for michigan residents, but for everyone.


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