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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mikela Jay ...
Herself - Narrator (voice) (as Mikela J. Mikael)
Rob Beckwermert ...
Actor - Dramatizations
Christopher Gora ...
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Nina Jones ...
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Richard Kopycinski ...
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Sean Lang ...
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Bert Phillips ...
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Diana Wilson ...
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Jane Akre ...
Herself - Investigative Reporter
Ray Anderson ...
Himself - CEO, Interface
Joe Badaracco ...
Himself - Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business School
Maude Barlow ...
Herself - Chairperson, Council of Canadians
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Himself - Corporate Sponsored University Students
Marc Barry ...
Himself - Competitive Intelligence Professional
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Storyline

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Release Date:

4 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Corporação  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$28,671 (USA) (4 June 2004)

Gross:

$1,879,301 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Mikela J. Mikael was called in to lay down a temp track for the narration. Despite repeated efforts, the film-makers were unable to come up with anyone better for the real narrative track, so they stuck with Mikael's. See more »

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Narrator: 150 years ago, the business corporation was a relatively insignificant institution. Today, it is all-pervasive. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today's dominant institution. This documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts, and possible futures of the modern business corporation. Initially given a narrow legal mandate, what has allowed today's corporation to achieve such extraordinary power and influence ...
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At the end of the movie, after the directors name are listed - BART SIMPSON (no relation to Homer & Marge) has been credited as one of the writers of the documentary. See more »

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Fun look at how corporations are destroying the world
4 October 2004 | by (Hollywood, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Corporation" is a fun look at how corporations are destroying the world. I had avoiding seeing it at first, because I thought it would be kind of depressing... I was right, but it's depressing AND entertaining. Basically it shows how corporations run most of the known world. The movie starts out with the history of corporations, and how their power grows substantially after World War Two. According to the film, most of the world's governments and job markets are run or at least affected by corporate power. Corporations have the power to poison and despoil the environments and the people around them, and the larger these "corporate citizens" are, the more immune they are from prosecution. Basically, if corporate power remains unchecked, we are all screwed, except for the fat cats at the top. A fun, depressing look at our future.


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