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Roger & Me (1989)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  20 December 1989 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger B. Smith ...
Rhonda Britton ...
Herself - Pets or Meat Lady
Fred Ross ...
Himself - Eviction Deputy
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko ...
Herself (Miss America)
James Blanchard ...
James Bond ...
Anita Bryant ...
Karen Edgely ...
Bob Eubanks ...
Ben Hamper ...
Dinona Jackson ...
Timothy Jackson ...
Tom Kay ...


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 <>

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The story of a rebel and his mike.




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Release Date:

20 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office


$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,706,368 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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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 »


Michael Moore: [voice-over] Although most people in Flint were now too poor to afford a room at the Hyatt, the hotel allowed the public on opening day to ride the city's only escalator.
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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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Great film, despite some of Moore's liberties
9 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Easily the funniest documentary of all time, this film takes a hard look at the common working man. So many elements in this film are excellent, and one gets to see the tough life these factory workers experience. From the cross action between Roger Smith and the workers getting evicted is one of the most surreal moments in a film full of them. While Michael Moore fiddled with the timeline egregiously, the tongue-in-cheek attitude most of the people exhibit is shocking. A movie for anyone who feels frustrated with the daily rat race.

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