Down 86,449 this week

McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998)

 |  Documentary  |  July 1998 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 91 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

McLibel is the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris, anonymous ... See full summary »


, (uncredited)
0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 83 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
a list of 126 titles
created 06 Jan 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998)

McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of McLibel: Two Worlds Collide.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

McLibel (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

McLibel is the story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history.

Directors: Franny Armstrong, Ken Loach
Stars: Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Bruce Alexander
Route Irish (2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five Yorkshiremen try to survive after the British Rail is bought out by a private company.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig, Joe Duttine
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz
Carla's Song (1996)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn
Sweet Sixteen I (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton
Tickets (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behaviour in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek
Riff-Raff (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee


Complete credited cast:
Helen Steel ...
Dave Morris ...
Veronika Hyks ...
Herself - Narrator (voice)
Mike Love ...
Himself - Head of Communications, McDonald's UK
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Alexander ...
T. Colin Campbell ...
Himself (as Prof.Colin Campbell)
Jeremy Corbyn ...
Himself (as Jeremy Corbyn MP)
Sue Dibb ...
Herself - National Food Alliance
Pip Donaghy ...
Ian Flintoff ...
Lynne Franks ...
Dan Gallin ...
Himself - General Secretary, Intl. Union of Food Workers
Stephen Gardner ...
Himself - Former Ass. Attorney General, Texas
Himself - Former 'Ronald McDonald' actor (as Geoff Giuliano)


McLibel is the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris, anonymous campaigners who become unlikely global heroes. Struggling to defend themselves in the longest trial in English history, they face infiltration by spies, secret meetings with corporate executives, 40,000 pages of background reading, and a visit from Ronald McDonald. Using interviews with witnesses and reconstructions of key moments in court, the film examines the main issues in the trial: nutrition, animals, advertising, employment, the environment, and freedom of speech. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reenactment | See All (1) »





Official Sites:



Release Date:

July 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

McLibel  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


£20,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(2005 updated)

Sound Mix:

See  »

Did You Know?


Edited into McLibel (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The film has been updated
16 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film on BBC4 this week. It ran for 83 minutes (approx) and was dated 2005. It has been updated to include the victory over the UK Government in the European Court of Human rights, which further added to the strain on the two defendants.

Since this judgement has changed the status of the notorious UK libel laws, the film will be of wider interest than to just those interested in the McDonalds aspect (and will open the way for less timidity in comment in the UK in the future). My wife was reluctant to watch the program but became enthralled by it as a court drama in the Law & Order mode. It showed a major victory of the little man over Big Government and rapacious multinationals that would do Frank Capra or Michael Moore proud.

It was a riveting experience.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page