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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | | Documentary | 30 June 2006 (USA)
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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We work together to fix the problem we created See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$367,311, 28 May 2006, Limited Release

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$23,808,111, 29 October 2006
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In the documentary, Al Gore states the United States is one of two industrialized countries not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the other being Australia. On December 3, 2007 (inauguration day), more than a year after the documentary was released, the new Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto Protocol. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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 closing credits are interleaved with tips on reducing your own carbon footprint. See more »

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I Need to Wake Up
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
Produced by Melissa Etheridge & David Cole
©2006 Songs of Ridge Road (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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I've seen better on Discovery.. This is just a political campaign
5 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

It does touch a few interesting points.. But! - It fails to show evidence of all the 'exclusive' studies shown. Who are the 'friends' and 'small groups of scientists' that gathered this data? - What's up with all the Al Gore biography going on there? Like how he liked playing with the cows on the ranch or that his kid got hit by a car.. too bad but.. what does that have to do with the ozone layer?

I've seen MUCH better stuff, in much less time, on Discovery Channel.. I really don't understand why this has such a high score on IMDb. Unless you've been living under a rock, this 'documentary' shouldn't be any news to you... all this is old news... And all Al Gore is trying to do is get some popularity points. P.S. i'm not American so don't even try saying that i'm a bush fan :p


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