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Sicko -- A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.
Sicko -- A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Michael Moore (written by)
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Release Date:
3 July 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This might hurt a little. See more »
Plot:
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 8 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(194 articles)
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his best documentary so far See more (426 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Moore ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tucker Albrizzi ... Himself
Tony Benn ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Reggie Cervantes ... Herself

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (archive footage)

Billy Crystal ... Himself (archive footage)
John Graham ... Himself

Aleida Guevara ... Herself
William Maher ... Himself

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Patrick Pedraja ... Himself
Linda Peeno ... Herself

Directed by
Michael Moore 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Moore (written by)

Produced by
Chris Aldred .... field producer
Judy Aley .... archival producer
Rod Birleson .... senior field producer
Joanne Doroshow .... coordinating producer
Christine Fall .... field producer
Cory Fisher .... field producer
Kathleen Glynn .... executive producer
Amelia Green-Dove .... field producer
Basel Hamdan .... consulting producer
Jennifer Latham .... line producer
Nicky Lazar .... senior field producer
Pearl Lieberman .... archival co-producer
Amy McCampbell .... field producer
Anne Moore .... co-producer
Michael Moore .... producer
Meghan O'Hara .... producer
Susannah Price .... producer: UK
Aneetha Rajan .... archival co-producer
David Schankula .... coordinating producer
Eric Weinrib .... coordinating producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Rehya Young .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Erin O'Hara 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Black 
 
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Richman 
Chris Seward  (as Christopher Seward)
Dan Swietlik 
 
Production Management
Ismael Gonzalez .... production manager
Michael Jackman .... executive in charge of post-production
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... sound mix technician (as Chris Barnett)
Chris Barron .... digital sound transferer
Brian Fish .... sound mixer
Scott Guitteau .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Jones .... sound mixer (as Stephen Jones)
Matt Kent .... sound recordist
Francisco La Torre .... sound mixer
Cheryl Nardi .... dialogue editor
John Nutt .... dialogue editor
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... supervising sound editor
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
Marshall Winn .... dialogue editor
Doug Winningham .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Jessica Brunetto .... graphic design
Bryan Cox .... digital artist
David Michael Friend .... digital artist
Josh Kanuck .... graphic designer
Andy Mastrocinque .... digital compositor
Franklin S. Zitter .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Barbeito .... camera operator
Tom Brunstetter .... director of photography: aerial footage
Kari Giron .... additional camera operator
Tony Hardmon .... camera operator
Grg Magidow .... additional first assistant camera: (as Greg Magidow)
Jayme Roy .... camera operator
Christoph Vitt .... additional camera operator
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... director of photography: second unit
Jonathan Weaver .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Brice Bishop-Pullan .... additional assistant editor
Jessica Brunetto .... assistant editor
Daniel Cuthbert .... first assistant editor
Nick Houy .... assistant conforming editor
Josh Kanuck .... assistant editor
Craig McKay .... editorial consultant
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
Mike Nuget .... additional on-line editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Mary Ann van Wagner .... co-editor (as Mary Anne Van Wagner)
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Gabe Hilfer .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Adrienne Alexander .... spiritual advisor
Judd Allison .... marine coordinator
Jane Sellen Edwards .... researcher
Corinne Fisher .... intern
Rommel Genciana .... intern
Kari Giron .... archival researcher
Carrie Halperin .... intern
Jennifer Jennings .... personal assistant to producer/director: Michael Moore
Mike Lane .... client services
Ryan Leiderman .... production assistant
Peter Maez .... production assistant
Donald McCloskey .... production assistant
Grady McGahan .... production coordinator
Mariscela Beatriz Mendez .... production assistant (as Mariscela Mendez)
Katrina Norvell .... intern
Stephanie Palumbo .... researcher
Jordan Winter .... intern
Pandora Zolotor .... production accountant
George Zornick .... researcher
 
Thanks
Tim Burton .... special thanks
Danny Elfman .... special thanks
George Lucas .... special thanks
Thomas Newman .... special thanks
Joel Siegel .... special thanks
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. .... very special thanks (as Kurt Vonnegut)
Hans Zimmer .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
123 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Finland:S | France:Unrated | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | Norway:A | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43583)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
On certain DVD versions of the film, the scene where the man is having his leg amputated was removed, and replaced with stock footage of dancers, although you can still hear the sound of the saw, and the man answering questions.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Don't Be ShySee more »

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142 out of 196 people found the following review useful.
his best documentary so far, 17 June 2007
Author: I. Riley from Toronto, Canada

Brilliant documentary, with a softer, less angry Moore taking a good hard look at the current state of the inner-workings of the American private health care system, and comparing them to the universal systems in Canada, England, and France. The nay-sayers will argue that he's skewing his content, or simply choosing the worst HMO stories, but that's exactly what he has to do to drive his point home! The content here is far less controversial than in his previous films. It's widely known that, despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the states is far from best when it comes to taking care of their own.

The film gives the impression that Canadians wait an average of 45minutes to get seen at a hospital. Being a Canadian, I'll tell you right away that is not the case. There is an issue here in Canada with long wait times (both at the hospital and for major surgery), however, the system still works well, and everyone is taken care of, regardless of financial or social status.

Seeing sicko really made me realize just how much I take our universal health care system for granted. Some of the HMO horror stories Moore gives are shocking (to put it lightly).

While this film doesn't pack quite the punch, compared to Fahrenheit and Columbine, it's still going to turn a lot of heads. Everyone should see this movie.

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