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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 »
Genre:
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 & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Pretty much what I expected See more (425 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
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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Trivia:
Michael Moore was pressured by executive producers Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, friends of the Clinton family, to cut the criticism of 'Hillary Clinton', but he declined.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The Italian version consistently mistranslates "bone marrow" as "spinal cord" (in Italian the two terms are more similar).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:
Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Una Musica BrutalSee more »

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173 out of 247 people found the following review useful.
Pretty much what I expected, 20 June 2007
Author: janne-junnonen from Lappeenranta, Finland

Having read all the comments and reviews, this movie was pretty much what I expected. Moore does a really good job in making his point.

What bothered me a little was his black & white view of the healthcare industry - either it is public OR private. In reality, many western countries have a "hybrid" system. For example here in Finland we have a pretty reasonable public healthcare system (which by the way is not totally free for the patient, albeit very cheap), but in addition, we also have private clinics, if you want even faster service and are willing to pay extra. You can also get an insurance from private companies, which provides extra financial support and/or service in the private clinics in case of illness. Also some workplaces and institutes have free doctors.

A portion of the cost of medicines is substituted by the government in either case, and there is an annual limit after which they are totally substituted.

I think it would be pretty straightforward to establish this kind of system in the US. There is no need to socialize healthcare TOTALLY. There is no need for the insurance company to "go" (as Moore put it), they just need to step aside a little and stop being the main authority. Also, if insurance companies have to compete with FREE (health care), there is only one thing they can do: offer really good service!

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