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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash -- OilCrash is examining the state of the world's dwindling oil resources. It finds that we're running out of fossil fuels much sooner than anticipated.

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March 2006 (USA) See more »
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How our civilization's addiction to oil is putting it on a collision course with geology See more »
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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As stark a warning as we will get See more (22 total) »

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 ... Himself
Terry Lynn Karl ... Herself - Professor of Political Science
Franklin M. Orr Jr. ... Himself - Professor
Sherry Phillips ... Herself - Mayor of McCamey, Texas
Matthew David Savinar ... Himself - Attorney
Matthew Simmons ... Himself - Energy Adviser to US President George W. Bush
Alfred M. Spormann ... Himself - Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Manouchehr Takin ... Himself - Senior Petroleum Analyst
Louis Woodward ... Himself - Oil Entrepreneur
Gary Yanibelli ... Himself - Hummer Car Salesman

Directed by
Basil Gelpke 
Raymond McCormack 
Reto Caduff (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Basil Gelpke 
Raymond McCormack 

Produced by
Basil Gelpke .... executive producer
David Haisch .... research producer
Raymond McCormack .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
Daniel Schnyder 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Messmer 
Daniel Pfisterer 
 
Film Editing by
Georgia Wyss 
 
Production Design by
Melinda Gelpke 
 
Sound Department
Daniel Faesch .... sound editor
Robert Porter .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Grell .... director of photography: additional photography
Bradley Stonesifer .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Florian Nussbaumer .... assistant editor
Roger Sommer .... colorist
 
Other crew
Linda Litowsky .... publicist
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
 

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Also Known As:
"A Crude Awakening" - USA (short title)
"OilCrash" - International (English title) (short title)
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84 min | 85 min (approx)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | New Zealand:G | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG
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As stark a warning as we will get, 12 May 2008
Author: onamission from Australia

This is bleak and uncompromising stuff. Made in a tradition reminiscent of the best Cold War books and productions on nuclear war, an activist, a physicist, a politician and a geologist explain in rational and dispassionate terms the background to the energy crisis we face and, most alarmingly, highlight how totally unprepared we are to adjust to a world where oil is a scant resource, one we will all face in just a few years time. There are no vox pops to add light entertainment, no colourful graphics, no sense of theatre, no narrator to soften the blows of the stark reality in the experts' words. The effect is highly disturbing and makes a movie no-one with a sense of responsibility to the next generation should miss.

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