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An Inconvenient Truth -- A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
An Inconvenient Truth -- A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
An Inconvenient Truth -- A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
An Inconvenient Truth -- A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

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Release Date:
30 June 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Global Warning See more »
Plot:
A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This Time, the Sky Could Be Falling for Real See more (500 total) »

Cast

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Al Gore ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy West ... (voice)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Davis Guggenheim 
 
Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Scott Z. Burns .... producer
Lesley Chilcott .... co-producer
Lesley Chilcott .... line producer
Davis Guggenheim .... executive producer
Jeff Ivers .... executive producer
Laurie Lennard .... producer (as Laurie David)
Michael McDermott .... line producer: China
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Ricky Strauss .... executive producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
Marianna Yarovskaya .... archival producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
 
Cinematography by
Davis Guggenheim 
Robert Richman 
 
Film Editing by
Jay Cassidy 
Dan Swietlik 
 
Production Management
Gregory Bartlett .... production manager
Lesley Chilcott .... unit production manager
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Trevor Herrick .... production manager: New York
Steven M. Rood .... production supervisor (as Steve Rood)
Michelle Wilker .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stewart .... second assistant director
Jonathan X .... first assistant director (as JJ Jonathan Jackson)
 
Sound Department
Tom Bergin .... additional sound: New York
George Berndt .... adr editor
George Berndt .... dialogue editor
Lesley Chilcott .... additional sound: Beijing
Joel Dougherty .... sound effects editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Dan Gleich .... additional sound: San Francisco
Terry Hillman .... additional sound: Nashville
P.K. Hooker .... sound effects editor
Daniel Kent .... additional sound: Los Angeles
Steve LeSieur .... assistant sound editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Daniel S. McCoy .... sound
Eddie O'Connor .... additional sound: New York
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Schulte .... additional sound: Los Angeles
Paul Trautman .... sound
Paul Wittman .... p.a. mixer
Lu Xuelei .... additional sound: Beijing
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Fisher .... sea-level effects
Brian George .... digital film colorist
Brian George .... digital intermediate colorist
Kevin Prendiville .... Flame artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joaquín Baca-Asay .... additional cinematographer
Tom Beck .... co-lighting designer
Ulli Bonnekamp .... additional cinematographer
Faith Brewer .... camera operator
Curtis Clark .... additional cinematographer
Jiebin Fan .... additional cinematographer (as Jae Fan)
Davis Guggenheim .... camera operator
D.J. Harder .... first assistant camera
Darren Langer .... gaffer
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Dave Pritchett .... camera operator
Carrie Richard .... camera operator
Robert Richman .... camera operator
Michael J. Schwartz .... camera operator
John Snedden .... camera operator
Chuck Weiss .... tape operator: HDTV studio segments
 
Animation Department
Brent Chambers .... animator: Hornet
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Ray .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Javier Alvarez .... additional editor
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Owen Edinger .... assistant editor
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production consultant
Bob Fernley .... digital intermediate producer
Brian George .... colorist
Asim Matin .... first assistant editor
Thomas H. Park .... assistant editor (as Thomas Han Ul Park)
Troy Rackley .... assistant editor
Rebecca Weigold .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sharon Smith .... music editor
 
Other crew
Claire Bernard .... production assistant
Susan Bradley .... title designer: opening titles
Daniel J. Brewster .... technical coordinator: Apple Keynote
Thom Buckley .... on-set medic
Gwen Cassidy .... researcher
Jill Christine .... production assistant (as Jill Pauletich-Ragan)
Dayna E. Clark .... production assistant
Heather Coker .... production assistant
Elena de Leonardis .... assistant to producer (as Elena Jacobson)
Patricia DeQuaker .... rights and clearances coordinator (as Patti DeQuaker)
Ilana Gordon .... creative executive
Ally Hawkins .... assistant: Mr. Guggenheim
Andrew Hicks .... production assistant
Andrew Isaacson .... producer: Hornet
Matthew Klipper .... production accountant
Jason Korstad .... assistant production supervisor
Drew Langer .... production assistant
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Victor Mathieu .... production assistant
Meg Mathisen .... publicity manager
Eric Matthews .... production assistant
Evan Matthews .... production assistant
Jared Neher .... production assistant
Dawn Oliver .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Keith Relkin .... researcher
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
John Snedden .... archive footage: b-roll
Carey Ann Strelecki .... research consultant
Katie Taylor .... production assistant
Amber Thompson .... production assistant
Phil Volken .... production office assistant
Melissa A. Wong .... script supervisor
Winnie Wong .... insurance
Marianna Yarovskaya .... head of research
Garson Yu .... title designer
Jim McCarthy .... accountant (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tal Fiala .... special thanks
Nancy Hirami .... special thanks
Martin Lisius .... acknowledgment: stock footage provided by, Prairie Pictures' Stormstock
Robert Messinger .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
Carl Sagan .... special thanks
Tim Sassoon .... special thanks
Joan Sekler .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Ada Shen .... thanks
John Williams .... thanks
David Zucker .... thanks
 

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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100 min
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Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
[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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I Need to Wake UpSee more »

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332 out of 591 people found the following review useful.
This Time, the Sky Could Be Falling for Real, 26 May 2006
Author: janos451 from San Francisco

Is Al Gore is doing a Chicken Little act in "An Inconvenient Truth"? I wish he were. This stunning documentary about global warming is a well-reasoned, clearly-proved, intelligent, cogent, irresistible torrent of scientific data, in a curiously warm, engaging, often funny presentation. What an entertaining horror movie this is! Unexpectedly, improbably, Gore is doing a Hitchcock act here, all affable and chummy... before scaring the hell out of the audience. And that he does, with charts, statistics, projections coming from hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, none challenged, while allowing how some 50% of mass-media treatment of global warming *is* subject to questions. There is even a cute animation segment about exaggerated global-warming claims.

There is no need to exaggerate. Unchallenged studies are showing an extraordinary rise in ocean temperatures, the disappearance of glaciers, the melting of the poles - and then Gore twists the knife with a series of graphics showing areas to be inundated by rising waters. In a flooded Manhattan of the future, Gore says, the site of the World Trade Center will be under water. "Terrorism," he says, without drama or overemphasis, "is not the only danger we must face." The threatened catastrophe is not in the distant future. The US Geological Survey predicts that by 2030, Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left. In the last 30 years, 400,00 square miles of Arctic sea ice have melted; polar bears today drown when they cannot find an ice floe to rest on. What has Congress done about global warming? Absolutely nothing.

Davis Guggenheim's documentary is based mostly on Gore's multimedia presentation on climate change, a lecture he has delivered hundreds of times in recent months. While Gore is managing the show with powerful efficiency, there is nothing dry or tired about it. The film is virtually flawless, even some of the cornier visuals fit in. Gore's personal remarks are affecting: the death of his sister from lung cancer, after lifelong smoking, forced the family - after generations of tobacco-growing in Tennessee - to quit the business. No overt statement is heard, but there is an inevitable comparison with the world's addiction to many activities directly contributing to climate change.

Political references are at a minimum. The only strong criticism of the Bush presidency is in the context of the Republican rejection of the Kyoto Treaty, making the US one of two countries in the world to do so (Australia is the other one). Following a huge list of countries paying at least lip service to the cause of climate control under the treaty, Gore shows a similarly large list of US cities where local government is taking measures not supported by Washington.

Gore is clear about the danger of being overwhelmed by the danger of what's happening, and he concludes the film by saying that going from denial to despair without pausing to see what can be done is the wrong course of action, or rather inaction. "Political will," Gore says, "is a renewable resource." Gently, but firmly, he calls for attention to a clear and present danger that cannot be ignored... even if faith-based denial of the evidence before us remains largely the order of the day, with all the comfort of darkness behind closed eyes. An alternative is at http://www.climatecrisis.net/.

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