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On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

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Herself - Random House Media Escort
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Himself - Radio Personality
Chip Carter ...
Himself - Forbes Campaign
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Himself - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Jim Czarnecki ...
Himself (as Jim)
Brian Danitz ...
Himself (as Brian)
Robert Dornan ...
Himself - Congressman (archive footage)
Joel Feick ...
Himself - Radio Commentator
Steve Forbes ...
Himself - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Doug France ...
Himself - Random House Representative
Mary Gielow ...
Herself - Media Escort in Milwaukee
Bev Jacowski ...
Herself, Johnson Controls representative
Richard Jewell ...
Himself - Innocent Guy
Kevin Keane ...
Himself - Governor Thompson's Press Secretary
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Our intrepid defender of the working man, Michael Moore, documents his 1996 "Downsize This!" book tour across the USA. Shot on-the-cheap with a video camera, we once again watch our hero interview the working man at yet another plant closing, while also trying to get past corporate security guards to interview the millionaire CEOs. Written by Tim G. <kas@interlog.com>

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Protecting the earth from the scum of corporate America. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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10 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$146,909 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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$649,370 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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In the time elapsed since this film was made, Media Play, where Michael does one of his signings, has since gone out of business. See more »

Quotes

Michael Moore: [referring to McDonald's] They put vegetables on my fish filet. Fuckers.
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Crazy Credits

Closing statement: Half of the proceeds from this film will go to help the people of Flint, Michigan, where 68% of the children still live below poverty level. See more »

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We Will Rock You
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Performed by Queen
Written by Brian May
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The Downsize This! Book Tour Film

The Big One is a well rounded accomplishment for Michael Moore. This film is almost like watching an autobiographical documentary. The movie highlights the notable events surrounding Michael Moore's book tour for Downsize This!. The feel of a rushed and improvised tour schedule sets the pace for scenes of public speeches, crew activity, and corporate inquisition. The film shows that Michael Moore reveals his humanitarian instincts in even the most hectic of environments. The direction of developing plot is specific to each of the cities that Moore goes to on his tour. The story that surrounds Nike, Inc. is absolutely worth watching. Corporate business is analyzed throughout this film and Michael Moore makes it a point to have the audience think about what they are watching. Highly recommended for fans of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and admirers of Michael Moore.


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