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Release Date:
11 April 1999 (USA) See more »
Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty. Full summary »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Michael Moore ... Himself (24 episodes, 1999-2000)

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)
Meredith Villano .... production assistant (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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30 min (24 episodes)
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG

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Continuity: In the Sodomobile piece, there is a diagram of the U.S. showing that Tennesee is a state where sodomy is illegal, yet when Moore and friends arrive in Tennesee, Michael's voice over claims the exact opposite.See more »
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009)See more »


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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The Truth is out there!, 1 October 2004
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

Talk to anyone and you will find a mixed bag of opinions on this radical filmmaker's work. Some will literally hate Michael Moore for expanding the truth and others will love him for uncovering it. No matter which you feel, we can all agree that Michael Moore has done one great thing … he has changed the face of documentary film-making. He has kicked down the door for the possibility of others to release their 'unfundable' projects that studios now see as moneymakers because of Moore's success. He has introduced documentaries back into the mainstream cinemas, and perhaps our world is ready for it. I get tired of watching cartoons on the screen, and cannot wait to get my hands around a juicy documentary whenever it is released.

That is why when this series was released on DVD I immediately ran to buy it. Not only do you get some great Michael Moore moments, but also you get to see avenues of our society that we do not take a moment and look at. There is a lot of wrong in this world, and especially in America. Those that are not honest sometimes use to media to change their image and therefore giving us a false sense of security. Moore, in his short lived series, takes random ideas and sets them in motion. One of my favorites is the FICA for Congress sketches. I think I enjoyed it so much because it showed America's reaction to his idea. He was not alone in this battle, and we knew it.

As I stated before, Moore is not for everyone. He is for the open-minded individual that is not afraid to ask the question 'why'. This was a beautiful series that has made me happy to see on DVD. For those that cannot stand his longer films, this would be the perfect venue to view his topics.

I do want to say that no matter how you feel about his work, you must first see it before you criticize. Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a wealthy politician. While we will think that life is best here in America, sometimes it takes a lone voice to point out the obvious. Michael Moore has accepted the challenge, and is forcing Americans to look up instead of burying our faces in our day to day activities. We have the power to change everything … let us do it!

Overall, this series was nothing short than Moore's brilliance in small snippets. I think this series should be on everyone's DVD must-see list.

Grade: ***** out of *****

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