IMDb > Captain Mike Across America (2007)
Captain Mike Across America
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Captain Mike Across America (2007) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
5.4/10   1,980 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer (WGA):
Michael Moore (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Captain Mike Across America on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Tagline:
They slept till noon... but still had time to vote
Plot:
Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation." | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(22 articles)
Michael Moore’s Roger & Me — 25th Anniversary Blu-ray on October 7
 (From Scorecard Review. 17 July 2014, 1:37 PM, PDT)

How to make a Michael Moore movie
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 23 February 2010, 8:20 AM, PST)

Feature: The Year in Documentaries
 (From IFC. 23 December 2008, 9:03 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Mike gives speeches, shows a musical guest and moves to the next city. Repeat. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Moore ... Himself

Eddie Vedder ... Himself
Robert Ellis Orrall ... Himself

Steve Earle ... Himself
Celeste Zappala ... Herself
Eric Blickenstaff ... Himself
Anthony Pietsch ... Himself
Dante Zappala ... Himself
Tim Goodrich ... Himself
Abdul Henderson ... Himself
Bill Scragg ... Himself
Fred D'Amato ... Himself
Mike Hoffman ... Himself
Peter Buck ... Himself

Michael Stipe ... Himself
Mike Mills ... Himself
Joe Vogel ... Himself
Jeff Champagne ... Himself

Tom Morello ... Himself

Joan Baez ... Herself

Viggo Mortensen ... Himself
Princeton Lyman ... Himself
John Brown ... Himself
Corrine Brown ... Herself
Anne Wright ... Herself
Anti-Flag ... Themselves

Gloria Steinem ... Herself

Roseanne Barr ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage)
Cam Cornelius ... Photojournalist at Nashville Press Conference (uncredited)
Matthew T. McKeague ... College Student (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Michael Moore 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Moore (written by)

Produced by
Patrick Buckley .... field producer
Kathleen Glynn .... executive producer
Basel Hamdan .... field producer
Monica Hampton .... producer
Michael Moore .... producer
Jason Pollock .... associate producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Kirsten Johnson 
Bernardo Loyola (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David L. Feinberg (co-editor) (as David Feinberg)
Bernardo Loyola 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Pollock .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Scott Guitteau .... sound editor
Francisco La Torre .... sound recordist (as Francisco Latorre)
Fred Paragano .... sound editor
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Noah Timan .... sound recordist (as Noah Vivekanand Timan)
 
Visual Effects by
Jessica Brunetto .... main title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastián Almeida .... camera operator
Giselle Chamma .... camera operator
Brian Hubbard .... camera operator
Justin Silverman .... camera: b-roll
Eric Van Den Brulle .... camera operator (as Eric Vandenbrulle)
 
Editorial Department
David L. Feinberg .... co-editor (as David Feinberg)
Scot Olive .... colorist
 
Other crew
Robyn Alcock .... location supervisor
Daniel Alonso .... production assistant
Kelsey Binder .... production assistant: tour
Leah Binder .... production assistant: tour
David Bizgia .... intern
Jenna Bliss .... intern
Patrick Buckley .... researcher: tour
Jon Dindas .... location coordinator
Don Epstein .... location coordinator
Christine Fall .... coordinator: Dog Eat Dog
Brian Foo .... intern
Kari Giron .... post -production assistant
Basel Hamdan .... researcher: tour
John Hardesty .... production assistant: tour
Terri Hardesty .... publicist: tour
Molly Hardesty-Moore .... production assistant: tour (as Molly Hardesty)
Jonathan Irvin .... assistant: Michael Moore (as Jon Irvin)
Jason Kitchen .... intern
Sophia Lin .... location supervisor
Rocky Martineau .... production assistant: tour
Veronica Moore .... production assistant: tour
Natalie Rose .... liaison: tour
David Schankula .... website
Eric Weinrib .... website
Jamie Wong .... production coordinator
Chad Ball .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Michael Moore's Uprising" - USA (complete title)
"Slacker Uprising" - USA (video title)
See more »
Runtime:
Canada:102 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Moore decided to make the film available for free download to North America's residents for 3 weeks, starting on September 23, 2008.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
When Johnny Comes Marching HomeSee more »

FAQ

Is this really called "Captain Mike Across America"?
See more »
26 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Mike gives speeches, shows a musical guest and moves to the next city. Repeat., 24 September 2008
Author: Jimmy from United States

I voted against Bush in 2004, but the film was actually pretty boring and didn't bring anything new to the table. He had promised he'd throw his next documentary online, maybe he threw out this stuff because he didn't want to skimp out on the earning potential of an actual decent documentary he's making.

I had thought he was making a documentary showing all the things corporations have been getting away with in the last four years, but actually it's about Michael Moore's tours around the country for the 2004 elections. Literally it's just footage of his speeches to different universities and local press conferences when he toured several cities in swing states. Moore didn't present anything new we hadn't been hearing for the last 8 years and he said absolutely nothing about the 2008 candidates.

The format of the video was depressing. Moore says bring back the troops, kick out bush for a while to a cheering audience, it shows a random musical guest or celebrity then it shows a news caster talking about what the polls show to give a little time effect. While there's nothing particularly wrong with format, that's all there is to this film, it just repeats over and over as he tours different cities.

What the heck just happened? The blip.TV embed does not allow seeking so I couldn't just skip to the end to see if he had something more aggressive or interesting up his sleeve. Moore is know for stirring up controversy and attacking what he feels are the "bad guys" straight-on. There was no face-to-face talks and interviews, only speeches to loving supporters and in a few instances, quips to the opposition that also showed up. He should have made a real documentary or at least critical review of the 2008 candidates, the slacker uprising could have been a DVD extra at best. Edited footage of him as super hero almost changing the tide in the swing states will only gain support from the hardcore Michael Moore fans. Moore brags in the film about how 30 - 40% of republicans that watched Fahrenheit 911 ended up liking it. The same cannot be said for this film. There is no investigative journalism like his previous documentaries. It's Moore talking to his supporters and registered democrats in addition to having the benefit of editing his "best of" moments.

Republicans that watch it will only get annoyed. The film starts by saying Kerry was in the lead until the Bush admin ran an unfair smear campaign on Kerry. Kerry did nothing and his popularity dropped among veterans. Moore countered this pretty well in the movie, but he didn't counter the footage of Kerry saying he would have voted for the war even if he knew the intelligence was false at the time. A few moments in the film would drive zealous republicans crazy like: allowing a guest to sing the Finland national anthem to a confused crowd that wasn't properly told why, his comments on immigration, some of Roseanne's over the top jokes, and finally Moore insanely accepted, I believe it was, a bronze star that belonged to the grand father of one of the people in an event. Literally a guy went up and offered a family war metal from a deceased relative. I cringed as Moore seem to give as little humility to it as someone offering to pay for his dinner, "Really are you sure? Wow thanks." It's a waste. People fight to defend their country but more so to defend their family. You just can't take something so personal to someone's family history when its completely meaningless to yours. Democrats who watch this movie will get bored, since it's the same rhetoric we've already heard. Go watch several of Obama's speeches or check his website instead of watching this movie. Republicans who watch it will get annoyed and have more to complain about, further outlining the divisions between the parties that we should instead work to break.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (14 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Captain Mike Across America (2007)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
I don't get Michael Moore bakalarnik
I really enjoyed this movie. Supernova36
I see... a-m-bernal
Propaganda dbentley-3
Mike talks about a movie in Slacker Uprising kgsswon
release date question kiddo-15
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Big One Arguing the World One Nine Nine Four Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Garriage: A Documentary in 4 Chapters and an Epilogue
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.