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Fast Food Nation -- 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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The Truth Is Hard To Swallow See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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A healthy dose of much needed reality See more (166 total) »

Cast

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Wilmer Valderrama ... Raul

Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sylvia

Ana Claudia Talancón ... Coco
Juan Carlos Serrán ... Esteban (as Juan Carlos Serran)
Armando Hernández ... Roberto (as Armando Hernandez)

Greg Kinnear ... Don Anderson

Frank Ertl ... Jack

Michael D. Conway ... Phil (as Michael Conway)

Mitch Baker ... Dave

Ellar Coltrane ... Jay Anderson (as Ellar Salmon)
Dakota Edwards ... Stevie Anderson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Debi Anderson

Luis Guzmán ... Benny (as Luis Guzman)

Bobby Cannavale ... Mike
Francisco Rosales ... Jorge

Ashley Johnson ... Amber

Paul Dano ... Brian

Patricia Arquette ... Cindy
Roger Cudney ... Terry

Glen Powell ... Steve

Cherami Leigh ... Kim

Esai Morales ... Tony

Yareli Arizmendi ... Gloria
Matt Hensarling ... Kevin
Mileidy Moron Marchant ... Vicky

Kris Kristofferson ... Rudy Martin
Raquel Gavia ... Rita

Hugo Perez ... Francisco

Bruce Willis ... Harry Rydell
Helen Merino ... Lisa

Erinn Allison ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Barbara Chisholm ... Waitress
Larizza Salcido Gameros ... Maria

Lana Dieterich ... UMP Nurse
John Scott Horton ... Greg

Ethan Hawke ... Pete

Aaron Himelstein ... Andrew

Avril Lavigne ... Alice

Marco Perella ... Tom Watson

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Gerald 'Paco'
Mónica Cano Mascorro ... Magdalene
Carlos Adrian Romero Ayala ... Tino
Humberto E. Velez Sanchez ... Cesar
Cora Cardona ... Kristen - UMP Translator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Azzato ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)

Karrie Cox ... Waitress (uncredited)

Eric Hack ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Derek Chase Hickey ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)

Vivian Kaw ... Student (uncredited)
Lisa Kaye ... High School Student (uncredited)

Scott Lilly ... Party Patron (uncredited)

Jason McDonald ... Riley (uncredited)
Jen Ortega ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Aerik E. Pachicano ... Party Patron (uncredited)
Carl Silva ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
Giana Vega ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eric Schlosser (written by) and
Richard Linklater (written by)

Eric Schlosser (book "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal")

Produced by
Ann Carli .... co-producer
Victor Ho .... line producer
Sara Johnson .... associate producer (as Sara Greene)
Malcolm McLaren .... producer
Chris Salvaterra .... executive producer
Edward Saxon .... executive producer (as Ed Saxon)
Eric Schlosser .... executive producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Alexandra Stone .... associate producer
Ricky Strauss .... executive producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Peter Watson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Friends of Dean Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Production Design by
Bruce Curtis 
 
Art Direction by
Joaquin A. Morin 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Shirey 
 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
 
Makeup Department
Iban Cano .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Becki Drake .... key makeup artist
Melissa Forney .... hair department head (as Missy Forney)
Roxie Hodenfield .... hair stylist (as Roxie Holdenfield)
Rubén Molina .... assistant makeup artist
Rubén Molina .... assistant makeup artist: Mexico (as Ruben Molina Cordero)
Darylin Nagy .... makeup department head
Charles Yusko .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eduardo Barraza .... production supervisor: Mexico (as Edyardo Barrazzo)
Dan Genetti .... post-production supervisor
Victor Ho .... unit production manager
Alejandro Laguette .... production supervisor: Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Chek Jr. .... assistant director department intern
Cleta Elaine Ellington .... second second assistant director (as Cleta Ellington)
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... first assistant director
Katie Tull .... second assistant director (as Kathleen Tull)
 
Art Department
Ivan Barrerra Mejia .... scenic artist: Mexico
Robin Bartlett-Asnicar .... assistant set decorator: Colorado
Jeremy Black .... propmaker
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Martin Oscar Bolanos Medina .... swing: Mexico
Seth Brandon .... art department production assistant: Colorado
Bart Bryant .... construction foreman (as Bart S. Bryant)
Monique Champagne .... art department buyer
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser (as Lance Cheatam)
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Fred Daniel .... art department coordinator
Patricia Dillon .... set dresser (as Patty Dillon)
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Karen Foster .... scenic artist
Victor Hugo Garcia Barerra .... scenic artist: Mexico
Ian Sebastian Kasnoff .... construction coordinator
Dylan Kiszlowski .... art director: Colorado
Jim Kolmar .... art department intern
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Aristeo Ruiz Lugo .... swing: Mexico
Patrick Pasquier .... art director: Mexico
Ryan Peru .... art department production assistant: Colorado
Scott A. Reeder .... property master (as Scott Reeder)
Chris Rink .... art department production assistant: Colorado
Alfonso Rojas Hernandez .... swing: Mexico
Karibou Ryan .... art department production assistant
Steve Sawhill .... lead man
Rob Simons .... set designer
Corissa Smith .... scenic artist
Danny Sutedja .... art department intern
Kara Sutherlin .... lead scenic artist
Debra Trevino .... art department intern
Florent Vitse .... assistant to art director: Mexico
Michael E. Wilks .... assistant props (as Michael Wilks)
Monique Champagne .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Cesar Palafox .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Marvin Schroeder .... props (uncredited)
Koen Wooten .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Alison Fisher .... adr editor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Todd Harris .... first assistant sound editor (as Todd M. Harris)
Dennis Johnson .... sound recordist
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Tricia Linklater .... supervising sound editor
Martin Lopez .... sound designer (as Martin J. Lopez)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Greg Orloff .... sound mixer
Bryan Pennington .... sound consultant: Dolby
Brian Smith .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator (as Tom 'Sturge' Sturgis)
Michael Swanner .... cable puller
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Steven Ticknor .... sound effects editor (as Steve Ticknor)
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wes Aylor .... special effects technician
Steve Wolf .... special effects coordinator
Marcus LaPorte .... moldmaker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Derry Frost .... head of production: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Tom Mahoney .... additional visual effects: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Rob Meyers .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels Inc. (as Robert Meyers)
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc. (as Michael J. Morreale)
Jeremy Oddo .... senior visual effects animator: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Ralph Scaglione .... additional visual effects: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Dan Wanket .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels Inc. (as Daniel E. Wanket)
David Beedon .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
David Alvarado .... stunt coordinator
Jose de la Luz Ravelo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Angel Argumedo .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Mexico
Alejandro Arrioja .... steadicam operator: Mexico
Juan Gabriel Ayala Rodriguez .... electrician: Mexico
Juan Gabriel Ayala Rodriguez .... grip: Mexico
Keith Banks .... lamp operator: Colorado
Spencer Blessman .... lamp operator: Colorado
David Brink .... camera loader
John Cates .... video assist operator
Michael Clibon .... video assist operator: Colorado
Ted Davis .... best boy lighting technician
Scott DeHarb .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Colorado
Guillermo Diaz Perez .... electrician: Mexico
Guillermo Diaz Perez .... grip: Mexico
Marco Antonio Espinosa Borquez .... electrician: Mexico
Marco Antonio Espinosa Borquez .... grip: Mexico
Kevin Ford .... videographer: electronic press kit
LeRoy Gilbert .... best boy grip: Colorado
Katia Gutierrez .... video assist operator: Mexico
James Hatridge .... lamp operator: Colorado
Vance Holmes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeff Hurst .... chief lighting technician
Jorge Armando Hurtado Rodriguez .... cable puller: Mexico (as Jorge A. Hurtado Rodriguez)
Cesar Islas Manjarrez .... camera loader: Mexico
Shane F. Kelly .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Shane Kelly)
Matt Lankes .... still photographer
Paul T. LeBlanc .... 24 frame video operator (as Paul LeBlanc)
Mark Manthey .... chief lighting technician
Rob McGrath .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Fabian Medina Navarro .... electrician: Mexico
Fabian Medina Navarro .... grip: Mexico
Raul Mello .... lamp operator (as Raul 'Bull' Mello)
Mariscela Beatriz Mendez .... camera loader (as Mariscela Mendez)
Gustavo Morales Perez .... electrician: Mexico
Gustavo Morales Perez .... grip: Mexico
Terry Moses .... grip: Colorado
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Palmer .... grip
Roberto Perez Perez .... electrician: Mexico
Roberto Perez Perez .... grip: Mexico
Francisco Quiroz Mesa .... electrician: Mexico
Francisco Quiroz Mesa .... grip: Mexico
Robert Rendon .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mikey Reyes .... electrician
Brandon Roberts .... lamp operator
Adam Drew Schwartz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Adam Schwartz)
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferreill Shinnick)
Chris Thomas .... grip: Colorado
Tim Travis .... grip
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip
Steve Van Ness .... best boy lighting technician: Colorado
Joe Vasquez .... best boy grip
Michael Wieben .... dolly grip: Colorado (as Michael 'Big Dog' Wieben)
Sean Wright .... dolly grip
Kelly Bogdan .... additional second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Wes Dixon .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Toni Fletcher .... grip assistant (uncredited)
Jess Haas .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Chip Huntington .... additional grip (uncredited)
Greg Travis .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Justine Arteta .... casting: Los Angeles (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner .... casting: Los Angeles (as Kim Davis)
Cate Engel .... casting associate: Los Angeles
David Martínez .... extras casting: Mexico (as David Martinez)
Angela Oliva .... extras casting: Colorado
Yasmin Redoblado .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Beth Sepko .... casting: Austin
Sheila Steele .... casting assistant: Austin
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meredith J. Murray .... costumer: Colorado (as Meredith Murray)
Jonathan Shaffer .... costumes production assistant
Jamie Sloan .... on-set costumer (as Jaimey Sloan)
John H. Smith .... on-set costumer (as John Smith)
 
Editorial Department
James Ahern .... digital intermediate recordist: Technicolor New York
Emery Anderson .... digital intermediate engineer: Technicolor New York
Tai-San Choo .... editorial intern
Jessica Elvin .... editor: DRS, Technicolor New York
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor New York
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Fred Heid .... digital intermediate lab timer: Technicolor New York
Max Kruemcke .... editorial intern
Marygrace Nicolas .... digital intermediate project manager: Technicolor New York (as Mary Grace Nicolas)
Mark T. O'Brien .... editorial intern (as Mark O'Brien)
Christopher Roldan .... assistant editor
Bob Schneider .... on-line editor: Technicolor New York
Daniel Silverman .... digital intermediate recordist: Technicolor New York
Chelsea Staires .... editorial intern
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer: Technicolor New York (as Mark Whipple)
Christian Zak .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor New York
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Brian Beal .... location production assistant
Jose Angel Hernandez .... assistant location manager (as Jose Hernandez)
Suzanne Koneful .... key assistant location manager
Antoinette Levine .... location manager
Christina Loya .... location assistant: Mexico
Laura Maurer .... location intern
Laura Pendergrass .... location intern
Valdez Cavazos Salvador .... location assistant: Mexico (as Salvador Valdez)
Rayshelle Willis .... location auditor (as Shelle Willis)
 
Music Department
Michael Babcock .... music clearances
Mick Gormaley .... assistant music editor
Phil Hill .... score engineer
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Jim Vollentine .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Frank Braham .... driver: production van, Colorado
Tracy Craytor .... production van driver
Rolando De Hoyos .... driver
Jim Dicuffa .... driver: honeywagon
Joe Dye .... driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator
Issac Fogler .... driver: honeywagon, Colorado (as Isaac Fogler)
Howard Griffith .... driver
Robert Hafer .... driver: Colorado
Phil Helman .... transportation coordinator: Colorado
Edmundo Hernandez .... driver: Mexico
Marco Antonio Hernandez .... driver: Mexico
John E. Jaramillo .... driver: Colorado (as John Jaramillo)
Carla Klein .... driver: Colorado
Gracie Klein .... transportation captain: Colorado (as Grace Klein)
Ken Koeler .... driver
Jose Carlos Limas Hernandez .... driver: Mexico
David Little .... driver
Darryl Maggs .... driver: Colorado (as Darryl Mags)
Xavier Maldonado .... driver
Juan Carlos Morales .... driver: Mexico
Bobby Nelson .... driver
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
Angel F. Perez Manriquez .... driver: Mexico
Fernando Ramos .... driver
Angelita Saenz .... driver
Raul Salazar Caballero .... driver: Mexico
Rita Schafer .... driver: Colorado
Russell E. Scott .... picture car wrangler
Arte Shelton .... driver: camera car, Colorado
Dennis Steele .... driver: Colorado
Jesus F. Tellez .... transportation coordinator: Mexico (as Jesse Tellez)
 
Other crew
Angie Alvarez .... office production assistant
Roger Ames .... medic: Colorado
Yareli Arizmendi .... dialect coach
Antonio Arizpe .... office production assistant: Mexico
Isaac Barraza .... medic: Mexico
Roberto Barraza .... medic: Mexico
Juan Barrera .... set production assistant: Colorado
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
Troy Campbell .... video clearances
James Carter-Johnson .... production & development Assistant: Recorded Picture Company
Bobbi Colorado .... animal wrangler
Caroline Connor .... accounting clerk
Terry DeLacey .... chefs assistant
Cristina Diaz-Curbelo .... production coordinator: Mexico (as Cristina Curbelo)
George Dishner .... office production assistant
Francisco Dominquez Galvez .... assistant accountant: Mexico
Stephen J. Eads .... associate: Bruce Willis
Paul Fiori .... caterer: Colorado
Joe Fiske .... craft service
Brian Franklin .... set production assistant
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor (as Pam Fuller Vasquez)
Joe Garibay .... additional craft service
Jimmy Gerwig .... head chef: Colorado
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Mauro Alberto Cantu Hernandez .... office production assistant: Mexico (as Mauro Alberto Cantu Hdez.)
Susan Jasso .... key set production assistant
Alainée Kent .... assistant to producer
Toni King .... payroll accountant
Florence Larsonneur .... legal and business affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Stephen Light .... assistant production coordinator
Richard Mansell .... legal and business affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Victor Marruffo .... film runner (as Victor Marrufo)
Kirsten McMurray .... detour office assistant
Josh Moorehead .... key chef (as Josh Morehead)
Glen Moorman .... set production assistant
Daniel Norton .... chef
Nutmeg .... production mascot
Mauricio Ortega .... production consultant: Mexico
Henry Oshell .... banquet captain (as Henry Ochel)
Karin Padgham .... assistant: J. Thomas
Rene Parada .... caterer: Mexico
Rene Parada .... craft service: Mexico
Mark Paturet .... representative: Hand Held Films Inc.
Jesus Alberto Perez Rascon .... medic: Mexico
Tania Perez .... office production assistant: Mexico
Melanie Reynard .... assistant: P. Watson (as Mel Reynard)
Kent Richardson .... production secretary
Karen Roberts .... controller
Lynn Robertson .... craft service: Colorado
Ramon Romero Caro .... office production assistant: Mexico
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Saul Sanchez .... additional craft service
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Surry Shafer .... production insurance: Ragland, Strother & LaFitte (as Surry Shaffer)
A. Rochell Smith .... production assistant
Rochelle Doriot Smith .... set production assistant: Colorado (as Rochelle Smith)
Janice F. Sperling .... production coordinator
Raigen Thornton .... medic
Kuniko Usui .... travel coordinator: post-production
Carmen Valera .... assistant: A. Carli
Carrin Welch .... assistant accountant
Tim Cole .... rat handler (uncredited)
Adam Dawson .... rat handler (uncredited)
Tim Haslam .... International sales (uncredited)
Fred Parker Jr. .... stand-in (uncredited)
Vernon Smith .... office intern (uncredited)
Graham Sonnenberg .... craft service (uncredited)
Antonino Garcia Tony .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matthew Baker .... special thanks
Hercules Bellville .... special thanks
Richard Branca .... special thanks
Shepard Fairey .... special thanks: Obey Giant Art, Inc.
Thom Gimbel .... special thanks: HighWire Music (as Tom Gimbel)
Peter Grossman .... special thanks
Tom Hammond .... special thanks
Ian Hutchinson .... special thanks
Mirko Ilic .... special thanks
Jeff Ivers .... special thanks
Garland Kirkpatrick .... special thanks: Helvetica Jones
Ashley Kravitz .... special thanks
Julio Laguette .... special thanks
Los Lonely Boys .... special thanks
Michael Maxtone-Smith .... special thanks
Tom McCarthy .... special thanks
Martin McCourt .... special thanks
Bill Narim .... special thanks
David Quli .... special thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
Damien Steel .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content
Runtime:
USA:116 min | France:114 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Argentina:113 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paul Dano and Greg Kinnear both star in Little Miss Sunshine (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Don Anderson:It's the first rule of Marketing: Don't kill the customer.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Babe (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cabeza de MojadoSee more »

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174 out of 254 people found the following review useful.
A healthy dose of much needed reality, 25 September 2006
Author: sviau81 from Canada

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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