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Director:
Writer:
Tom Gianas (writer)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
11 April 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Learn about politics, and have a laugh at the same time ; ) See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 15)

Michael Moore ... Himself (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Michael Moore (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Linda Mendoza (3 episodes, 1999)

Tom Gianas (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Nick McKinney (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Moore (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Annie Cohen (12 episodes, 1999)
Francis Gasparini (12 episodes, 1999)
Henriette Mantel (12 episodes, 1999)
Jay Martel (12 episodes, 1999)

Tom Gianas (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Moore .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charlie Siskel .... supervising producer / co-producer (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kathleen Glynn .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Dave Hamilton .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tia Lessin .... supervising producer / senior producer (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sarah Smith .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1999)
Michael Donovan .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rob Huebel .... producer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Marc Henry Johnson .... producer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nick McKinney .... producer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mala Chapple .... line producer (12 episodes, 2000)
Jeremy Scahill .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2000)
Ellin Baumel .... producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Helen Demeranville .... segment producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Patrick Farrelly .... segment producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Siobhan Gervasi .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Aideen Kane .... line producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Tammy Leech .... coordinating producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Melanie Martinez .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Eliza Minot .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Rena Mundo .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Kate O'Callaghan .... segment producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Jim Paul .... segment producer (3 episodes, 1999)
George Plamondon .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
James Ridgeway .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Brian Rohan .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Nancy Swartz .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Christopher Bigbie (1 episode, 2000)

Brian Danitz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Randi Snitz (6 episodes, 2000)
Caroline Christie (5 episodes, 2000)
Doug Abel (3 episodes, 1999)
Richard Calderon (3 episodes, 1999)
Meg Reticker (3 episodes, 1999)
David Tedeschi (3 episodes, 1999)
Jim Villone (3 episodes, 1999)
Rachel Kittner (2 episodes, 2000)
Laure Sullivan (2 episodes, 2000)

David Zieff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Dina Varano (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Marsha Shearrill .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Kathleen Toner .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Management
Andrea Ashton .... production manager (12 episodes, 1999)
Norman Denver .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 2000)
Michele Wilson .... production manager (2 episodes, 1999)

Mike Fountain .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Wendy Stefanelli .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 1999)
Leif Maginnis .... props (3 episodes, 2000)
Kate Sheeley .... second set decorator (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Curtis Pollock .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Francisco La Torre .... chief field sound / field sound (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Allan Scarth .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2000)
Andy Kris .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Jerry Stein .... field sound (2 episodes, 1999)

Matt Foglia .... post-production audio mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tara Donnelly .... graphic design (12 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Danitz .... chief field camera / field camera operator (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kirk Garreans .... lighting console operator (12 episodes, 1999)
Andrew J. Ryann .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1999)
Mark Raker .... cinematographer: segments / cinematographer (6 episodes, 1999)
Bill Turnley .... field camera operator (3 episodes, 1999)

Christopher Glasgow .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Adrian Dimond .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Zieff .... supervising editor / senior editor (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kristine Smith .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 1999)
Kurt Engfehr .... senior editor (3 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Music Department
Chris Cardillo .... music coordinator (12 episodes, 1999)
Bob Golden .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Other crew
Tom Gianas .... creative consultant (12 episodes, 1999)
Dan Walter .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1999)
Gideon Evans .... creative consultant / assistant to writers (3 episodes, 1999)
Sharon Clarke .... researcher (2 episodes, 1999)
Tom Gustafson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Michelle Johnston .... researcher (2 episodes, 1999)
Myles Reiff .... tape librarian (2 episodes, 1999)
Roberto Rios .... technical director (2 episodes, 1999)
Jefferson Root .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Brian Sales .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Rena Zager .... senior researcher (2 episodes, 1999)
Jay Martel .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2000)

Jill Bigley .... additional crew: Des Moines Iowa (unknown episodes)
Charles Bishop .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Linda Mendoza .... director: live show (unknown episodes)
Gary Oldroyd .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Frank Moore .... special thanks (6 episodes, 2000)
Veronica Moore .... special thanks (6 episodes, 2000)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Awful Truth with Michael Moore" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
30 min (24 episodes)
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Language:
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG

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Goofs:
Continuity: In the first season DVD when Michael is responding to the question about HMOs, his hands are in the air and in the next shots they are at his sides.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Corporation (2003)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Learn about politics, and have a laugh at the same time ; ), 6 February 2010
Author: si4abetterworld from Australia

The Awful Truth was a funny, radical left-wing and liberal left-wing political TV series by Michael Moore. I don't agree with Michael Moore about everything - indeed, there are things I disagree with many political people about - but I think we can all learn something from them, and in Michael Moore's case, have a laugh at the same time.

The part about the funding of political parties ("The People's Pimp") is my favorite part. I want everyone living in a capitalist "democracy" to watch it. I found it very funny, and at the same time, a very profound introduction to the way capitalist "democracy" works. Even if you know lots about how it works already, this is a funny and comprehensive summary of the reality, and memorable, too.

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