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Sicko -- Following on the heels of his Palme d'Or Fahrenheit 9/11 and his Oscar winning film Bowling for Columbine, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore's new documentary sets out to investigate the American healthcare system.
Sicko -- A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.


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Writer (WGA):
Michael Moore (written by)
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Release Date:
3 July 2007 (USA) See more »
This might hurt a little. See more »
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Insured Americans beware See more (425 total) »


  (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 Clinton ... Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

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
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
Terri Hardesty .... field producer
Jim Kiertzner .... field producer
Jennifer Latham .... line producer
Nicky Lazar .... senior field producer
Pearl Lieberman .... archival co-producer
Amy McCampbell .... field producer (as Amy McCampbell Baluzy)
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 (as Paul Leonardo)
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
Matt Kent .... sound recordist
Francisco La Torre .... production sound (as Francisco Latorre)
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
Andy Black .... camera: Europe (as Andy Black)
Tom Brunstetter .... director of photography: aerial footage
Kari Giron .... additional camera operator
Tony Hardmon .... camera: USA
Grg Magidow .... additional first assistant camera: (as Greg Magidow)
Daniel Marracino .... camera: Europe
Peter Nelson .... camera: USA
Jayme Roy .... camera: Cuba
Christoph Vitt .... additional camera operator
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... director of photography: second unit
Jonathan Weaver .... camera: USA
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 (as Kari Girón)
Carrie Halperin .... intern
Susan Hormuth .... archival researcher
Jennifer Jennings .... personal assistant to producer/director: Michael Moore
Mike Lane .... client services
Ryan Leiderman .... production assistant
Peter Maez .... production assistant
Julie Mashack .... archival researcher
Donald McCloskey .... production assistant
Grady McGahan .... production coordinator
Mariscela Beatriz Mendez .... production assistant (as Mariscela Mendez)
Katrina Norvell .... intern
Stephanie Palumbo .... researcher
Natalie Rose .... researcher
Michelle Shannon .... archival researcher
Jordan Winter .... intern
Pandora Zolotor .... production accountant
George Zornick .... researcher
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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
123 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

The premise of Sicko (2007) was inspired by healthcare segments on Michael Moore's old tv shows, "TV Nation" (1994) and "The Awful Truth" (1999).See more »
Miscellaneous: The Italian version consistently mistranslates "bone marrow" as "spinal cord" (in Italian the two terms are more similar).See more »
[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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197 out of 251 people found the following review useful.
Insured Americans beware, 17 June 2007
Author: Nat Shaw from United States

I recently finished watching Michael Moore's Sicko (it's a great documentary that everyone should see). It's not about the 47 million Americans who don't have health insurance, it's about some of the 250 million who have/had health insurance and in spite of this their lives were ruined. It dispels a lot of the myths espoused by some in America such as long waiting lines, higher taxes and the doctors being paid close to nothing. It explains why HMOs were established and how their primary purpose is to deny claims. Advancement in these companies is based upon how many claims an employee denies and any claims that are actually paid out are seen as failures. He goes to countries like Canada, England, France and Cuba and talks to citizens of these countries to get their take on their country's health-care system. He also goes to hospitals and emergency rooms in these countries to get the take of the people there and when he ask "How much do you pay?", they all laugh at him. Moore sums up the premise of film when he says the rest of the western world practices "We" health-care while Americans practice "Me" health-care.

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