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Michael Moore (written by)
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They slept till noon... but still had time to vote
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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 »
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How to make a Michael Moore movie
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Usual strengths and weaknesses associated with Moore – really good points and aims but puts himself far too central See more (15 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)

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)
 

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Also Known As:
"Michael Moore's Uprising" - USA (complete title)
"Slacker Uprising" - USA (video title)
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Canada:102 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Michael Moore first documentary without a narration by him.See more »
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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Usual strengths and weaknesses associated with Moore – really good points and aims but puts himself far too central, 23 December 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When I watched this film I was it as the main title of "Slacker Uprising" and it was only after I had seen the film, draw my own opinion together and come here to post a review that I learnt of the "proper" title. I thought it was befitting the film because if you think of the two film titles, they both describe the same film but they both have different subjects as their focal point. So, the question is, which one best describes the film? I ask this because to me Slacker Uprising (the title I prefer) has the same strengths and weaknesses as many of Moore's films. The strengths are there of course and they are the things that his fans and ardent supporters will tell you while not really being keen to discuss much else. In this film it is the spirit of awareness of political involvement and of debate that makes it interesting.

In following the tour of the colleges, the film gets to see any things that are well picked out and depicted. We get to see Republican's attacking the tour for "bribery" (giving out joke gifts to those who register at the event) and then weeks later show us major Republican donors offering money to the student bodies if they will only cancel the tour at their venue. It is a joke of free speech and it is well contrasted in the film. What also works is the chance to hear from real people on both sides. Of course the sound bites selected from protesters against the tour are not the sharpest but it is not that fair to go to the desert and then complain about all the sand – it kinda comes with the territory. I liked it though, I liked to see people engaged, I liked to see them energised for a cause – even if I happened to disagree with (like the hecklers at some of the venues) I liked what they did and I liked that Moore let them have a moment and never mocked them that badly (although of course he makes light of them).

All these things I liked and generally the film was interesting to see the campaign and understand what it was trying to – OK it is more of a record than a documentary but there are themes and discussion points in here that make it more than just a chronicle of events. The problem I have with it is that Moore himself is too much centre stage. Now, I do not mean this physically because of course he was always going be on the stage or on camera but more that the film has this air of presentation that suggests greatness. Now, I will give him credit as I do to many documentary makers and activists, for the work he does to inform and raise awareness – I may not always agree with what he is saying but then I don't want him to stop saying it any more than I want Fox to stop saying what they do. However, he does have this issue that he makes HIMSELF the focus of things at times rather than letting the subject be there with him just the presenter. With this film it opens with the suggestion that the Democrats had blown it totally till he got involved and ends with the implication that Kerry would have won if he had just gotten out of the way and let Moore do it all for him - there are lots of these moments scattered throughout the film and it constantly grates.

The scene with the medal of honour is a keeper – not only that it happened the way it did but that it made it into the final cut of the film. I think he was wrong to take it because the right answer to the offer would have been "your father gave/risked all he had in getting that medal and he did it for us and specifically for you, so your way of life could continue. All I'm doing is encouraging people to do is exercise the rights he defended for us – he would want you to have that and, if you want to give me something to show you support me then get voters out next week – do just what I'm trying to do, I'm nothing special – not like your Dad". It sounds like I'm fixating on this event but beyond the fact he took it of more interest is that it got put in the film and you really have to ask yourself what role that scene serves here other than showing what a hero Moore is to his fans – which is not what I thought the film is about. If this was the only example of this self-focus then I would be fine but it is frequent and just as weird each time.

And so it is. Slacker Uprising is a solid film but, as a document of record it doesn't have a core documentary draft to keep the audience engaged and overlooking faults. Don't get me wrong – I found it interesting but I really wish that someone had taken Moore in hand and said, "this is not about what we did – it is about why we did it, what we were asking people to do and what those people did". But it seems nobody did so the film does have a lot of material that makes it about Moore himself and, as we have seen with his last couple of films, when that happens he weakens his own film and message. And I don't care if the intentions of the title are "ironic" or if I'm accused of "not getting it", the "proper" title should be Slacker Uprising as the "slackers" and the "uprising" should be the focus of the film – not "Captain Mike".

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