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Killer at Large (2008)

An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

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Credited cast:
Richard Atkinson ...
Himself - Director, Obetech Obesity Research Center
Denise Austin ...
Herself - President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (archive footage)
Brooke Bates ...
Herself
Richard Berman ...
Himself - Center for Consumer Freedom (archive footage)
Shmuley Boteach ...
Himself - Author, Television Host (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Sam Brownback ...
Himself - U.S. Senator, (R-KS)
Kelly Brownell ...
Himself - Author, Food Fight
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Himself (archive footage)
Earl L. Butz ...
Himself - Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-1976 (archive footage)
Richard Carmona ...
Himself - U.S. Surgeon General, 2002-2006 (archive footage)
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Himself - 42nd President of the United States (archive footage)
Deborah Cohen ...
Herself
Ann Cooper ...
Herself - Author, Lunch Lessons (as Chef Ann Cooper)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Morgan Downey ...
Himself - Executive Vice President, NAASO
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An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

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8 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture declined numerous interview requests. The last voice mail received from them said, "We have no one here qualified to talk to you about agriculture." See more »

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Richard Carmona - U.S. Surgeon General, 2002-2006: Obesity is the terror within. It is destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out... Where will our soldiers, sailors and airmen come from? Where will our police and firemen come from if the youngsters today are on a trajectory that says that they will be obese?
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similar to food inc.
16 July 2009 | by (davis, california) – See all my reviews

as good as food inc. and a good companion piece. this one talks more about the culture that has led to the obesity epidemic, though it does address some of the same issues as food inc and future of food. this has better guests overall than either of those two films including the obligatory organic farmer and Michael pollan (author of the omnivore's dilemma who has been doing the rounds lately) as well as Ralph Nader, Neil labute, teachers, and other food experts. all these documentaries are at their core the same: they present the problem and trot out many of the same guest and then provide some examples of solutions. formulaic, but this one is pretty good. B+.


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