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Sicko (2007)

 -  Documentary  -  22 June 2007 (USA)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.

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Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons' reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care. He asks of Americans, "Who are we?" Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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france | canada | cuba | hmo | michael moore | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£156,173 (UK) (26 October 2007)

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£156,173 (UK) (26 October 2007)
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Insurance companies banned employees from being interviewed in the documentary. See more »

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As he is in the boat nearing the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Michael Moore shouts that the base is on United States soil. It is on Cuban soil and leased by the United States. See more »

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George W. Bush: We got issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their... their love with women all across the country.
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Crazy Credits

"Americans interested in marrying Canadians for healthcare go to www.hook-a-canuck.com" (the actual website does not use the hyphens). See more »

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References Cossacks of the Kuban (1949) See more »

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An Entertaining Film
13 June 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

While it may not win any awards, when looked at purely as a film, this documentary by Michael Moore is an entertaining and interesting one. It presents all the facts (whether you consider them to be biased or not) in the typical Michael Moore style (heavy on the sarcasm and wit) that we've all gotten used to by now and in an easy to digest format. As this is IMDb and people should rate movies based on their values as films rather than opinions expressed, I think it's best to refrain from mentioning Mr. Moore's obvious view on the American health care system. However, if at all you're interested in learning more about the system or simply want to watch an entertaining documentary, I suggest you go out and watch this film when it arrives in cinemas near you.


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