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"The Awful Truth" (1999) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1999-2000

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The Awful Truth: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Contains episodes "NAFTA Mike", "Strikebreakers" and "The Merger".


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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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Season 1: CLASSIC! Season 2: PAINFUL! See more (20 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 15)

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009)See more »


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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Season 1: CLASSIC! Season 2: PAINFUL!, 27 February 2002
Author: John Langbein (medrjel) from Dixie, USA

When I saw the first season of "The Awful Truth", I became totally engrossed. I didn't always agree with Michael Moore, but I enjoyed his humor and the way he tried to help the little guy. The First episode is the greatest of all when he helps a guy get coverage for a life-saving transplant. It has some low moments, but for the most part it was great.

The second season, quite simply, stinks. He became so caught up in trying to shock and thrill people, he seemed to spend more time attacking the wrong people in the companies. He goes from helping the little guy to hurting the very people he's trying to help. Just because they work in a company doesn't mean they know all. A receptionist won't know why the President of her company is not serving time in jail for his crimes. Also, while I admire him looking out for the little guy, you can't condone an illegal immigration just because their boss "retaliated". The boss should be punished, but does that mean their crime should be forgiven? There are usually good reasons for restricting immigration. If everyone was allowed in , the problems they were running from would probably just follow them here. Bad causes and dumb skits fill this season. I dumped my second season DVD after watching it, disappointed I wasted so much money. There were a couple good moments, but not enough to make it worth my while.

Conservative or liberal, if you get the chance to watch the First season, do it! It's great. As for the second season, unless you are an extreme bleeding heart liberal, you will probably just be disgusted like I was.

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