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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Video  -  Documentary  -  4 November 2005 (USA)
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A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Scott ...
Himself - President & CEO of Wal-Mart (archive footage)
Don Hunter ...
Himself - H&H Hardware Owner
Jon Hunter ...
Himself - Son of Don Hunter
Jeremy Hunter ...
Himself - Son of Jon Hunter
Matt Hunter ...
Himself - Son of Jon Hunter
Johnny Faenza ...
Himself - H&H Hardware Employee
Frank Mormino ...
Himself - Owner of Middlefield Tire
John Bruening ...
Himself - Owner of Geauga Vision (as Dr. John Bruening)
Tom Glassburner ...
Himself - H&H Hardware Employee
Weldon Nicholson ...
Himself - Wal-Mart Store Manager Trainer
Al Norman ...
Himself - Founder of Sprawl-Busters
Grace Thibodeaux ...
Herself - Hearne, Texas Resident
Diane DeVoy ...
Herself - Wal-Mart Employee
Cathy Nemchik ...
Herself - Wal-Mart Employee
Stan Fortune ...
Himself - Wal-Mart District Loss Prevention Manager
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This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight Goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values. Written by Brave New Films

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It will change the way you think, feel - and shop...

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Wal-Mart - Der Hohe Preis der Niedrigpreise  »

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The parodies of Wal-Mart ads that appear in the film, and were used as trailers, which appear to have been shot in Wal-Mart stores are actually greenscreen shots in which the performer has been composited. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the section where a market trader in London, England is leading a campaign against a new ASDA store, the map has has both Wales and England labelled as 'England' - the 'Eng' is written over Wales. Wales and England (and Scotland) are part of Great Britain; Great Britain, Wales (and Scotland) are not part of England. See more »

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Wal Mart Pays Disgustingly Compared to Costco
18 November 2005 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

There are some "viewer posts" on this site that are fake. Someone at WalMart's rapid response team is posing as a Wal Mart employee, and providing facts regarding how wonderful Wal Mart is.

One fact I know is that COST PLUS pays its employees a respectable wage, and WAL MART does not. In one study, WAL MART's SAM'S CLUB STORE was found to pay its employees A $11.52 per hour, while COSTCO paid its employees $15.97, 40% Less. (Source: Business Week Online April 12, 2004)

Note: I am NOT associated with any business, labor group, political party, association, or group of any kind. I'm just sick of WAL MART paying its employees disgusting wages, and then paying politicos big money to provide RAPID RESPONSE PUBLIC RELATIONS sound bites, attempting to defend the indefensible. They should start by not lying about who them are, when they post submissions on IMDb.


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