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Fast Food Nation (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 May 2007 (UK)
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An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

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Don Anderson is the Mickey's food restaurant chain's Marketing Director. He is the inventor of the "Big One" the hamburger best seller of Mickey's. An independent research reports the presence of cow's feces in the Big One. So Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to verify if the slaughterhouse, main supplier of Mickey's, is efficient as it appears and the production process is regular. During his investigations he discovers the horrible truth behind a simple hamburger; the reality is not like we think it is. Don discovers what the mass production system involves, from the temp workers like Amber, to the exploitation of Mexican irregular immigrants. It is not only the meat that is crushed in the mincing machine, but all our society. Written by 1felco

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food | fast food | hamburger | meat | immigrant | See more »

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The Truth Is Hard To Swallow See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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4 May 2007 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$410,804 (USA) (17 November 2006)

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$1,004,059 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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Goofs

Greg Kinnear's character is credited as "Don Anderson", however, he clearly introduced himself as "Don Henderson" to the cashier after ordering at Mickey's. See more »

Quotes

Paco: Well I can't think of anything right now more patriotic than violating the Patriot Act!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 18 November 2006 (2006) See more »

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A healthy dose of much needed reality
25 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is a fast food chain's worst nightmare. The trans fats, chemicals and artificial flavors these corporations pump into their so-called "food" has been slowly killing a generation of children for long enough, and finally someone's come out with a film revealing the inner workings of this dishonest and dangerous industry. The imagery is compelling, with a convincing and talented cast. This is the payback fast food corporations have needed for a long time coming. Hopefully many will see this movie and walk away better educated in order to live a longer, happier, and most importantly, healthier life. Watch out for fast food industry propagandists posing as film critics in order to discredit this film, their future and income very well depends on the ignorance of the general population. (Cigarette corporations anyone?)


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