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I.O.U.S.A. -- America is on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.
I.O.U.S.A. -- This is the theatrical trailer for I.O.U.S.A., directed by Patrick Creadon.


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Release Date:
14 November 2008 (UK) See more »
One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.
Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

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Chris Parnell ... Budget Book Author (archive footage)
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Directed by
Patrick Creadon 
Writing credits
Patrick Creadon (writer) and
Christine O'Malley (writer)

William Bonner  book Empire of Debt
Kate Incontrera  story
Addison Wiggin  story
Addison Wiggin  written by

Produced by
Jon Carnes .... executive producer
Christopher Duddy .... development executive
Glenn W. Garland .... development executive
Sarah Gibson .... producer
Kate Incontrera .... associate producer
Theodore James .... associate producer
Christine O'Malley .... producer
Addison Wiggin .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Golub 
Film Editing by
Douglas Blush 
Production Management
Nathan Adams .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Jake Allston .... sound editor
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Jaime Arze .... conform editor
Stephen Hens .... conform artist
Stephen Hens .... post production consultant
Brian Oakes .... title sequence and motion graphics
Editorial Department
Alan Chamberlain .... on-line editor
Miranda Yousef .... associate editor
Lance Spindler .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Jenée DeAngelis .... music supervisor
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Mark Wheaton .... music recordist-mixer
Other crew
Lisa Callif .... clearance counsel
Dean R. Cheley .... legal counsel
Rachel Devenport .... publicist: uk
Matt Geschwind .... production assistant
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
Eddie Rubin .... special thanks

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Rated PG for some thematic elements
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | UK:U | USA:PG

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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Truth To The Bottom Line., 18 August 2008
Author: ZMAN738 from Boise, ID U.S.A.

This is the truth of the matter. We, as Americans, are living far beyond our means. Don't blame Me, You or Curly Sue but we are in a "Black Hole". Our 9 TRILLION National Debt will kill the U.S. economy in just a few short years if we do not, now, as a Nation, start to take preventive action to avoid the meltdown. Social Security and Medi-care will suck up huge resources from the Federal budget, as the film suggests. Our Chinese Masters may soon call "All In" as they say in poker. Should we call the bluff and re-allocate monetary resources away from "Intitlements," which suck up large amounts of money, we still will be at a disadvantage in the long run. We need now to cut the fat from the bone if we are serious about surviving, as a Nation, the next 20 years.

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