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The Big One (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Comedy, Crime  |  10 April 1998 (USA)
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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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Himself - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
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Robert Dornan ...
Himself - Congressman (archive footage)
Joel Feick ...
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Himself - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Doug France ...
Himself - Random House Representative
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Herself, Johnson Controls representative
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Himself - Innocent Guy
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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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I WANT YOU to help me kick corporate America's &*%! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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$146,909 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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$649,370 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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Michael Moore's first documentary in 9 years since Roger & Me (1989). See more »

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Audience Member: You should run for President! It would send a message!
Michael Moore: What message? Eat out more often?
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Credits are interrupted with scenes concluding previous parts of the film, including a final appeal to the CEO of Nike to open a factory in the U.S. or pay Indonesians a living wage. See more »

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References The Brother from Another Planet (1984) See more »

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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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