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Startup.com -- Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

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Release Date:
25 May 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The rise and fall of the American dream.
Plot:
Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Startup.com captures reaction, not explanation. See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kaleil Isaza Tuzman ... Himself

Tom Herman ... Himself
Kenneth Austin ... Himself
Tricia Burke ... Herself
Roy Burston ... Himself
David Camp ... Himself
Dora Glottman ... Herself
Julian Herbstein ... Himself
Christina Ortez ... Herself
Jonathan Angus ... Himself
Chieh Cheung ... Himself
Sean Coar ... Himself
Ambika Conroy ... Herself
Patrick Cromer ... Himself
Jerry Greenberg ... Himself
Richard Herman ... Himself
Susan Herman ... Herself
Tia Herman ... Herself
Bob Higgins ... Himself
Maynard Jackson ... Himself
Brian Locke ... Himself
Bryan Mundy ... Himself
Spyros Poulios ... Himself
Marvin Pritchett ... Himself
Robert Tisch ... Himself
Ani Tuzman ... Herself
Kathy Wylde ... Herself
Kristen Kimball ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Cavuto ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Hegedus 
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Produced by
Chris Hegedus .... executive producer
Rebecca Marshall .... associate producer
Jehane Noujaim .... executive producer
D.A. Pennebaker .... producer
Frazer Pennebaker .... executive producer
Edward Rugoff .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Film Editing by
Pedro Pablo Celedón 
Chris Hegedus 
Erez Laufer 
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Art Department
Jared Goldfeder .... property master
 
Sound Department
Chris Hegedus .... sound
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Doob .... additional video
Mona Eldaief .... additional video
Chris Hegedus .... additional video
D.A. Pennebaker .... additional video
Jojo Pennebaker .... additional video (as John Paul Pennebaker)
Andrew Sachs .... additional video
Rosadel Varela .... additional video
 
Editorial Department
David Gauff .... online editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
 
Music Department
Sherief Elkatsha .... music consultant
Kit Pennebaker .... musical consultant
 
Other crew
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Andrew Rossi .... consulting attorney (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
107 min | Argentina:105 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Competitor" who is donning the govWorks.com cap, Bryan R. Mundy of ezGov.com, died in a house fire six days before the movie premiered at Sundance.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in ESoda.com (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Donaueschingen (Peter Kruger Remix)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Startup.com captures reaction, not explanation., 3 October 2001
Author: cpto from New Jersey

Cinéma-vérité is difficult. Telling a story by capturing reactions requires extensive filming, tight editing, and a clear sense of the documentary's purpose.

Unfortunately, I found the sense of purpose lacking in startup.com. I understand that you often don't know where you're going when you start, but still, if the documentary is to work, the viewer must be able to follow the events and relate through them to the subjects.

The beginning, rise, and eventual fall of govWorks happened. But I have no idea which events were key in any of these phases. Perhaps the story was too complex to tell without stepping outside the cinéma-vérité format for some explanation of events. Still, that is the director's and editor's responsibility, not mine as a viewer.

Startup.com is a good movie if you want to see two old friends talk and argue with one another about the company they're trying to build. But if you're trying to learn the facts behind the rise and fall, you'll wonder where the "meat" of the story is.

Startup.com is worth watching when it comes on cable. However, I think you'd be better off spending the price of the DVD on any number of books at your local bookseller.

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