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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | | Documentary | 30 June 2006 (USA)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.



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A documentary on the threat that climate change poses to the Earth - it's causes, effects and history and potential solutions to it. Presented by Al Gore through a lecture that he has given to audiences across the globe, plus through more introspective moments. Written by grantss

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine unbequeme Wahrheit  »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$367,311, 28 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,808,111, 29 October 2006
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The DVD case in which the film is packaged is made from 100% recycled cardboard. See more »


When Al Gore shows the slide of the ice core graph at the beginning of the movie (about 20 minutes in), the numbers on the y-axis are wrong - the average is at 0.5, and the negative numbers are flipped. This graph is correct in the book; the slide is wrong and therefore misleading. See more »


[first lines]
Al Gore: You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this."
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The very last credit says: An Inconvenient Truth - A carbon neutral production See more »


Referenced in Disaster Movie (2008) See more »


Music Composed by Thomas Newman
Courtesy of Greenstreet Films, LLC
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Humans are so egotistical...
24 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

How can you guys believe that global warming is true? That humans can cause the earth to warm like this? Did you know that a single volcanic eruption puts almost as much pollutants into the air that would cause this "global warming" than we humans have throughout our existence? Yeah, I bet not. Also, that the average temperature of the earth has only raised .01 percent in the last 100 years still means we are in a global warming? Yeah...right, and I invented the internet. The earth goes into cycles of warming up and cooling down, these are things called like the ice age. Yeah, ice age...bet you've heard of that. Well, we are about 1,000 years late for this planets next ice age, and the earth actually does get warmer right before an ice age...Al Gore is an idiot and should not be taken seriously. This movie is almost as bad as any of Michael Moore's. My god people, I wish natural selection was still in existence with humans.

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