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Michael Moore Hates America -- Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself.

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A documentary that tells the truth about a great nation. See more »
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Feature: No More Moore! Onscreen Beefs With Michael Moore
 (From IFC. 7 October 2008, 8:44 AM, PDT)

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Not Oscar great - but worth the money See more (67 total) »

Cast

 
Mike Abraham ... Himself - Mike's Deli
Pete Auger ... Himself - Davison City Manager

Andrew Breitbart ... Himself

Dinesh D'Souza ... Himself
Peter Damon ... Himself - Veteran

Michael Eisner ... Himself - Chief Executive, The Walt Disney Corporation
Sandra Froman ... Herself - First Vice President, National Rifle Association

Carr Hagerman ... Himself
David Hardy ... Himself - Attorney / Author
David Horowitz ... Himself - Conservative Activist
Jan Jacobson ... Herself - 'Bowling For Columbine'

Penn Jillette ... Himself - 'Penn & Teller'
Mark Kennedy ... Himself - Congressman
Jesse Malouf ... Himself - Editor, 'Uncommon Sense'

Albert Maysles ... Himself - Documentary Filmaker
Lee McDonald ... Herself - North Country Bank & Trust
Christopher Ohlsen ... Himself - Producer
Joe Scarborough ... Himself (archive footage)
Tim Slagle ... Himself - Comedian
Jerry Taylor ... Himself - Cato Institute

Teller ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Thibodeau ... Himself - Just Breath Coffee Roasters
Mike Tucker ... Himself - 'Bowling For Columbine'
J.C. Watts ... Himself - Former U.S. Congressman
Bruce Wilson ... Himself - Mike's Dad
Michael Wilson ... Himself
Matt Zaks ... Himself - Publisher, 'Uncommon Sense'

Michael Moore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Wilson 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Michael Wilson 

Produced by
Brian Cartmell .... executive producer
Maura Flynn .... associate producer
Carr Hagerman .... producer
Brad Hillstrom .... executive producer (as Brad H. Hilstrom)
Brad Hillstrom .... executive producer (as Bradley H. Hilstrom)
Curt Johnson .... producer
Christopher Ohlsen .... producer
Michael Wilson .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Carr Hagerman 
Chris Ohlsen 
Christopher Ohlsen 
Michael Wilson 
 
Film Editing by
Greg Browning 
 
Sound Department
Darin Heinis .... sound re-recording mixer
Darin Heinis .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Lindquist .... dialogue editor
Tommy Lindquist .... sound effects editor
Tommy Lindquist .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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Curt Johnson .... music supervisor
Tommy Lindquist .... music editor
 
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Maura Flynn .... publicist
 

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Rated R for language
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125 min
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On the film's official website, under his own film-maker's journal, Michael Wilson states that the original cut ran three hours.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Wilson:Hi, Mike, I'm Mike Wilson, I'm one of the "wackos". I'm directing a movie, I believe you called it "Orwellian-style venom", called "Michael Moore Hates America".
Michael Moore:Wait a minute, what's the name of the film?
Michael Wilson:Michael Moore hates America.
Michael Moore:I wouldn't go see that film.
Michael Wilson:Will you give me 45 minutes of your time to do the sit-down interview...
Michael Moore:After you just said "Michael Moore hates"... that's a mean thing, you slandered me just then!
Michael Moore:Michael Moore hates America? Everything I do is because I love America!
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Movie Connections:
References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)See more »
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Crashing DownSee more »

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76 out of 143 people found the following review useful.
Not Oscar great - but worth the money, 23 December 2004
Author: mwilk74 from United States

I know... you look at the title and cringe. Either you love the title because you hate the guy, or you hate the movie already because you respect MM.

But I had been following this kid (not really a kid - probably late 20s) for a while. He followed his dream - he wanted to make movies. He lost his job, spent all of his money - just to make the film.

So I did something I never do - I bought the movie without seeing it. Ebert and Roeper gave it two thumbs up, so I knew it wouldn't be a total waste. I was pleasantly surprised.

It wasn't an all out attack on Moore. It did criticize his methods (the more shady ones) and acknowledged his talent. The movie was more of a feel good story... he talks to real people and funny things happen. The director (Mike Wilson) is completely open and honest about himself and his shortcomings. It wasn't laugh out loud humor (although Penn Gillette, who's in quite a bit of it IS laugh out loud funny at parts).

The best part of this movie is that you are smiling at the end of it. It actually felt good to help this guy achieve his dream of making a movie and pocketing some coin. You just know he is a decent guy - at one point he sends an apology email to an interviewee because he feels badly about deceiving him.

This movie is worth your investment if you like a good story and want honest-to-goodness independent entertainment. I am a movie snob and I really recommend it to anyone who has a few bucks to spend after Christmas.

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