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Michael Moore (written by)
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Release Date:
20 December 1989 (USA) See more »
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The story of a rebel and his mike.
Plot:
Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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13 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Some people just don't like to celebrate human tragedy while on vacation See more (129 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Moore ... 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

Pat Boone ... Himself
Anita Bryant ... Herself
Karen Edgely ... Herself
Bob Eubanks ... Himself
Ben Hamper ... Himself
Dinona Jackson ... Herself
Timothy Jackson ... Himself
Tom Kay ... Himself
Correy Lennox ... High School Student
Brian MacDonald ... Video Tour Guide
Janet K. Rauch ... Herself - Amway Lady
Barbara Schroeder ... Herself - Reporter
George Sells ... Himself (local TV news anchor)
Steve Wilson ... Himself
Sue Zelenko ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Koppel ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Schuller ... Himself (archive footage)

Guy Williams ... Zorro (archive footage)
Richard Earl Sawdon ... Spot welder (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Moore 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Michael Moore  written by

Produced by
Michael Moore .... producer
Wendey Stanzler .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Chris Beaver 
John Prusak 
Kevin Rafferty 
Bruce Schermer 
 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Beman White  (as Jennifer Beman)
Wendey Stanzler 
 
Sound Department
Jennifer Beman White .... sound editor (as Jennifer Beman)
Judy Irving .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Judy Irving .... additional cinematography
Daniel S. Noga .... additional cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Adam D. Fleischman .... assistant editor
Matt McFarland .... remastering colorist
 
Music Department
David Hess .... composer: song "Speedy Gonzales"
Ethel Lee .... composer: song "Speedy Gonzales"
 
Other crew
Edward Asner .... additional funding (as Ed Asner)
Pat Megison .... production assistant
Frank Moore .... additional funding
Veronica Moore .... additional funding
John Pierson .... producer's representative
Keith Prusak .... production assistant
Scott Rouse .... production assistant
Josef Steiff .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Andrew Garrison .... thanks
Frank Moore .... special thanks
Veronica Moore .... special thanks
Ralph Nader .... special thanks
Barbara Schroeder .... special thanks (as Barb Schroeder)
Roger B. Smith .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"A Humorous Look at How General Motors Destroyed Flint, Michigan" - USA (subtitle)
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91 min
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This is the only movie where there has been a successful lawsuit against Michael Moore - filed by former friend Larry Stecco who successfully argued that his portrayal in the movie was not an accurate reflection of his character ("False light invasion of privacy" is the legal term) and won. Stecco was interviewed attending a society fund raising ball and was made out to be a high-society rich pig who partied while people where starving outside. He was actually a lawyer who worked pro-bono for the poorer residents 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 Motors didn't evict them. So, you'd have to go talk to their landlords.
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Some people just don't like to celebrate human tragedy while on vacation, 4 December 2006
Author: Fido Max from Poland

Flint is small town that was for many years a extension to General Motors factory. One morning boss of Genergal Motor – Roger Smith woke up and discover the fact that closing the factory and fire of 30,000 people can make better business than carry on with production, despite the fact that factory didn't bring any losses.

"Roger and Me" is document where Michael Moore report the slow but systematic fall of his hometown because of Roger Smith decision. Moore just want one thing – bring Roger Smith to the town, so he can see with his own eyes the fallout. I wont spoiler, let me just say the one of last scene of this movie is very eerie and surreal.

This is very interesting document, when every reported thing is scary, curious and funny. My favorite moment is interview with women breeding rabbits (for pets, and for meat), but all of this encounters with Flint's peasants are at least informative. Yeah, it's a manipulation by Moore like always (I hate his Fahrenheit because of that), but here he selected and arranged the moment in very powerful way. The situation is real, and the horror of it its more then real, when we see this hopeless, not very bright people who where just because of one man decision put on the highway to hell.

And of course this movie is all about Moore. He is everywhere, non stop commenting, but the god-crusader from last scene of "Bowling for columbine" (Heston) is no where near here, and that's a good thing. This movie is just a well aimed shot, a punk-rock scream for a social injustice. This is art for document with power to stir up emotion and show people ugly things just the way they are: evictions, parades, idiotic city decision – ignorance, foolishness, powerlessness – its all powerful evil, and the last scene with very sad Christmas Carol its surreal.

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