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Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mike Bonanno ...
Himself
Andy Bichlbaum ...
Himself
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Himself
Marco Deseriis ...
Himself
Wago Kreider ...
Himself
Patrick Lichty ...
Himself
Matt McElligott ...
Himself
Ryan McKinley ...
Himself
Laura Nix ...
Herself
Bob Ostertag ...
Himself
Sal Salamone ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Bayly ...
Himself - Chicago News Reporter
Andreas Bichlbauer ...
Himself (as Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer)
Philip De Lorenzo ...
Himself - Student
Greg Palast ...
Himself
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Storyline

A comedic documentary which follows The Yes Men, a small group of prankster activists, as they gain world-wide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's--and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Changing the world one prank at a time.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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13 January 2005 (Netherlands)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,373 (USA) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$198,975 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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Truly amazing satire
16 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, to read the negative reviews on this site is a sad experience. (the positive ones are great of course). To realize how many people don't get the humor in this film -- it's just way over their heads, apparently (yes, even the brilliantly used "potty" humor) -- and to see how many Americans are sitting around criticizing the VERY FEW among us who are the most active, courageous, daring and funny . . . you people need to take a good look in the mirror.

What are YOU doing to expose the hideous corruption and lies and power imbalances endemic in our society? What are YOU doing to entertain people, to create really damn funny films on a small budget that inspire people to get off their asses and act? (and yes, the Yes Men films inspire a LOT of people).

Self proclaimed film critics are always among society's most useless and insipid, but in this case, the people griping at the Yes Men for not providing them with an activist film up to their personal standards need to seriously rethink the use of their time in this life.

Thank you, Mike and Andy, for giving us some huge laughs and showing us that even two regular guys can stir up the pot for the betterment of humanity.


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