A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

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Credited cast:
Wade Adams ...
Himself - Researcher in Nanotechnology
Abdul Samad Al-Awadi ...
Himself - Oil Consultant (as Abdul Samad al-Awadi)
Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi ...
Himself - Former OPEC Executive Secretary-General (as Fadhil al-Chalabi)
Roscoe Bartlett ...
Himself - US Congressman
Robert Bottome ...
Himself - Economist, Caracas
Colin J. Campbell ...
Himself - Oil Geologist
Marcello Colitti ...
Himself - Former Chief Executive of ENI S.p.A.
Alberto Quirós Corradi ...
Himself - President of Allied Consulting, Caracas
Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli ...
Himself - Oil Historian
Daniele Ganser ...
Himself - Historian
David L. Goodstein ...
Himself - Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (as Dr. David L. Goodstein Ph.D.)
Richard Heinberg ...
Terry Lynn Karl ...
Herself - Professor of Political Science
Franklin M. Orr Jr. ...
Himself - Professor
Sherry Phillips ...
Herself - Mayor of McCamey, Texas


Supported by a powerful mix of archival footage, NASA shots of burning oil fields, and, often unintentionally hilarious, historical film excerpts, OilCrash guides us on an exotic, visual journey from Houston to Caracas, the Lake of Maracaibo, the Orinoco delta, Central Asia's secretive republic of Azerbaijan with its ancient capital Baku and the Caspian Sea, via London & Zürich. OilCrash visits cities around the world to learn of our future from such leading authorities as oil investment banker Matthew Simmons, former OPEC chairman Fadhil Chalabhi, Caltech's head of physics, Professor David Goodstein, Stanford University political scientist, Terry Lynn Karl, peak oil expert, Matthew Savinar and many more. Written by Anonymous

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Chilling-A must see
1 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a very, very real probability that our grandchildren will never ride in an airplane. You'll notice I wrote "probability"-not possibility. Yes, that goes for cars, trucks, buses, and virtually anything else that runs on gasoline. This documentary should be required viewing for every American. I was never so profoundly disturbed by a film. Chilling and informative, you'll never look at the world in the same way again. Everyone on the planet will be involved-there's no avoiding it-and no one's talking about a subject that will change the very fabric of our existence. Get ready for an eye opening experience like you've never had. And pay attention, because they're talking about you and me. Highest Recommendations.

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