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Capitalism: A Love Story -- A TV trailer for Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story
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Capitalism: A Love Story -- With both humor and outrage, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism?
Capitalism: A Love Story -- A TV trailer for Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story.
Capitalism: A Love Story -- Michael Moore sets out to uncover the truth behind the current economic crisis with interviews from Wall Street to government insiders.

Overview

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Writer (WGA):
Michael Moore (written by)
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Release Date:
2 October 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The theater was completely silent See more (189 total) »

Cast

 
William Black ... Himself

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings ... Himself (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Baron Hill ... Himself
Marcy Kaptur ... Herself

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Moore ... Himself

Sarah Palin ... Herself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

Bernie Sanders ... Himself

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)

Wallace Shawn ... Himself

Chesley Sullenberger ... Himself (archive footage)

Elizabeth Warren ... Herself
Peter Zalewski ... Himself - Consultant

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

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Helmut Kohl ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bela Lugosi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Powell ... Jesus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Judy Aley .... archival producer
Rod Birleson .... co-producer
Jim Czarnecki .... additional field producer
Carl Deal .... co-producer
Jane Sellen Edwards .... additional field producer (as Jane Sellen)
Cory Fisher .... field producer
Adriane Giebel .... senior field producer
Kathleen Glynn .... executive producer
Karey Green .... additional field producer
Basel Hamdan .... senior field producer
John Hardesty .... co-producer
Annie Heringer .... additional field producer
Christina D. King .... additional field producer
Jennifer Latham .... line producer
Tia Lessin .... co-producer
Pearl Lieberman .... archival producer
Amy McCampbell .... additional field producer
Risa Mickenberg .... consulting producer
Anne Moore .... producer
Michael Moore .... producer
Jonathan Schwarz .... research producer
Kristen Vaurio .... field producer
Eric Weinrib .... associate producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Rehya Young .... additional field producer
Titi Yu .... additional field producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Gibbs (original score)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Marracino (camera)
Jayme Roy (camera)
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Brunetto 
Alex Meillier 
Tanya Meillier 
Conor O'Neill 
Pablo Proenza 
Woody Richman  (as T. Woody Richman)
John W. Walter  (as John Walter)
 
Production Management
Michael Kania .... production office manager
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Alan Chow .... additional sound
Keith Culbertson .... sound mix re-recordist
Andrea Gard .... additional sound editorial
Chris Gridley .... additional sound editorial
Scott Guitteau .... FX Editor
Caleb Heineman .... additional sound
Harry Higgins .... sound mix re-recordist
Jim Keen .... additional sound
Francisco La Torre .... sound (as Francisco Latorre)
Avi Laniado .... sound mix engineer
James Likowski .... additional sound editorial (as Jim Likowski)
John Jay Martyn .... re-recording mixer
John Mathie .... additional sound
Reagan Mendoza .... re-recording mixer
Cheryl Nardi .... dialogue editor
Cheryl Nardi .... supervising sound editor
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Gary Rizzo .... supervising sound editor (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Mark Roy .... sound
Michael Silvers .... dialogue editor
Irwin Simon .... editorial facility services: NY
Daniel Sperry .... consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Hilary Stewart .... sound
John Versical .... additional sound
Doug Winningham .... first assistant sound editor (as Dug Winningham)
 
Visual Effects by
Kea Kelly Alcock .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Bryan Cox .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Stefano De Gennaro .... film recording
Wil Frohn .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Nadia Husain .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Alex Krawitz .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Eric Merola .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Jess Mireau .... motion graphics: Flickerlab (as Jessie Mireau)
Robert A. Morris .... motion graphics supervisor
Harold Moss .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Nicole Navitsky .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Josh Norton .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Jodie Rae Plaut .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Laurenn Reed .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Zartosht Soltani .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Edward Tasick .... motion graphics: Bigstar
Tammy Walters .... motion graphics: Flickerlab
Franklin S. Zitter .... motion graphics: Flickerlab (as Franklin Zitter)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
T. Dominic Cochran .... additional camera (as Dominic Cochran)
Wolfgang Held .... additional camera operator
Sid Lubitsch .... additional camera operator
Veronica Moore .... additional camera operator
Peter Nelson .... additional camera operator
Geoffrey O'Connor .... additional cinematography (as Geoff O'Connor)
M.J. Rizk .... additional camera operator (as MJ Rizk)
Shane Sigler .... additional camera operator
Ines Sommer .... additional camera operator
Nicholas Weissman .... additional camera operator
 
Animation Department
Eric Merola .... animation director
 
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... colorist: HD
Wayne Adams .... project manager: EFilm
Alex Alzo .... color timer
Corey Bayes .... additional assistant editor
Brice Bishop-Pullan .... first assistant editor
Evan Boulanger .... editorial assistant
Louisa Forni .... additional assistant editor
Cailley Frank-Lehrer .... apprentice editor
Craig Gordon .... additional conforming editor
Matthew Griffin .... additional assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... digital intermediate colorist
Pat Kelleher .... additional conforming editor
Alex Kopit .... assistant editor (as Alexander Kopit)
Ryan McMahon .... assistant conforming editor
Allison Mitchell .... laboratory liaison supervisor
Benjamin Murray .... supervising conforming editor
Frederick R. Northrup .... assistant editor (as Fred Northrup)
Scot Olive .... colorist: HD
Nicole Orozco .... additional assistant editor
Matthew Reedy .... on-line producer
Jackeline Tejada .... first assistant editor
Jeff Vennard .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Fabrizio Costantini .... location fixer (as Fabrizio Constantini)
Liz Lovern .... location fixer
Carlye Rubin .... location fixer
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music clearances
Robert Cotnoir .... additional music editor
Allison Cummings .... music clearance
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Bob Golden .... composer: additional music
Christopher Henze .... music assistant (as Chris Henze)
Al Jankowski .... score producer
Lawrence Manchester .... music producer
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Don McCloskey .... music research (as Don Mccloskey)
Steve Quick .... score producer
Lauren Shotwell .... music clearances
Aaron Wolinski .... assistant engineer
 
Other crew
David Andalman .... production assistant
Joe Beirne .... technical supervisor
Matthew Bernard .... production assistant
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Gerard Brennan .... additional crew: field
Nick Carr .... production assistant (as Nicholas Carr)
Amy Carter .... accountant
Daniel Carter .... additional crew: field
Kate Coe .... additional archive researcher
Laura Crider .... production office assistant
Charles Davis .... additional researcher
Kevin Doby .... archival assistant
Christine Fall .... archival researcher
Max Fisher .... intern
Robert 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons .... production assistant (as Rob Fitzsimmons)
Tony Galluci .... production assistant
Liz Gengarelly .... intern
Kari Giron .... additional archive researcher (as Kari Girón)
Molly Hardesty-Moore .... intern
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Ian Hollander .... production office assistant
Susan Hormuth .... additional archive researcher
Andrew Horn .... additional archive researcher
Jennifer Jennings .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Michael Johns .... production assistant
Bill Keskey .... projectionist
Joaby Knee .... production assistant
Andrew Kopietz .... production assistant
Braden Latham-Jones .... production assistant
Josh Lehman .... production assistant
Jesse Locks .... production assistant
Nicole London .... production assistant
Thomas Maincent .... manager: IT
Thomas Maincent .... technical manager
Chelsea Maruskin .... production assistant
Wes Mayer .... production office assistant
Jim McCormick .... intern
Jim McDonnell .... additional archive researcher
Sean Moskey .... production assistant
Sebastien Nicolet .... additional crew: field
Glenn Noffsinger .... caterer
Katrina Norvell .... production coordinator
Colin Nusbaum .... archival researcher
Mike Olpin .... projectionist
Julia Otwell .... intern
Brian Papish .... post production assistant
Taylor Patterson .... production assistant
Don Peterka .... production assistant
Amanda Porter .... intern
Martín Rossetti .... production assistant (as Martin Rossetti)
Marvin Ruffin .... production assistant
Matt Ryb .... production assistant (as Matt Rybczynski)
Elias Savada .... copyright research: Director, Motion Picture Information Service
Alana Schaffer .... archival researcher
Hasan Schahbaz .... production assistant
Amy Schewel .... additional archive researcher
Paul Sharpe .... production assistant
Yvonne Shirley .... archival researcher
George Sosa .... production assistant
Jay Teegardin .... archival assistant
Matt Traulsen .... production assistant (as Matthew Traulsen)
Sasha Tsyrlin .... additional crew: field
Simon Van Steyn .... production assistant
Corey Wascinski .... production assistant
Svetlana Zill .... archival researcher
Matthew Coleshill .... post production intern (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... business & legal affairs (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Brett Akagi .... special thanks: archival, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Chris Aldred .... thanks
Joan Baez .... special thanks
Linda Barry .... thanks
Robin Bell .... acknowledgment: archival footage courtesy of, Bellvisuals.com
Nancy Belton .... thanks
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... special thanks: archival, Global Imageworks
Ewan Bourne .... special thanks
Richard Brauer .... thanks: Brauer Productions (as Rich Brauer)
Louis C.K. .... special thanks
Apolinar Cabrera .... thanks (as Apolinar Cabrera and Family)
John Casper .... special thanks: archival, Casper News Service
Larry Charles .... special thanks
Kathy Doty .... thanks
Wingate Downs .... thanks
Karen Duffy .... thanks
Rana Elmir .... thanks: ACLU of Michigan
Diane Farserra .... special thanks: archival, Center For Media And Democracy (as Diane Farsetta)
Vanessa Fluker .... thanks: Moratorium Now
Ranko Gak .... thanks
Jeff Garlin .... special thanks
Jerry Goldberg .... thanks: Moratorium Now
Merle Haggard .... special thanks
Bob Harris .... thanks
Paul W. Hazen .... thanks (as Paul Hazen)
Chris Hedges .... special thanks (as Christopher Hedges)
Matthew D. Hutcheson .... special thanks: archival, Independent Pension Fiduciary (as Matthew D. Hutcheson LLC)
Christine Lahti .... special thanks
Deb Lake .... special thanks
Herschell Gordon Lewis .... special thanks
Paul Mazursky .... special thanks
Daisy Pinedo .... thanks
Iggy Pop .... special thanks
Max Rameau .... special thanks: Take Back The Land
Daniel P. Richards .... thanks (as Rev. Daniel P. Richards)
John Roach .... thanks: Detroit (as Officer John Roach)
Marie Roda .... special thanks: archival, Roda Creative Services
Linda Rubin .... special thanks: archival, The Smoll Corporation
Peter Salk .... special thanks: Family of Dr. Jonas Salk (as Peter L. Salk M.D.)
Thomas Schlamme .... special thanks
Mike Shaldjian .... special thanks: archival, Media Watch
James Shiffer .... special thanks: archival, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Michael Steinberg .... thanks: ACLU of Michigan
Rob Wachter .... special thanks: archival, Media Watch
David Waldman .... thanks (as David Waldman a.k.a. Kagro X)
Tom Webb .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The New Movie" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Runtime:
127 min | Canada:105 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-7 | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Netherlands:9 | New Zealand:M | Norway:A | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:R (certificate #45626)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally announced as a direct follow up to Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) after President George W. Bush was elected to a second term, Michael Moore gradually decided that the film would focus more on corporate America, until the 2008 financial crisis and resulting Wall Street bailout prompted him to rework the film again to center on that story.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The film depicts a boarded-up house in Bellington, WA; there is no such city in Washington state. It likely meant to say Bellingham, WA.See more »
Quotes:
Cleveland Tourism Guy:[singing] It could be worse, though/at least we're not Detroit! We're not Detroit!
Michael Moore:No, they're not Detroit!
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Movie Connections:
Features "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Two Figures By A FountainSee more »

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226 out of 316 people found the following review useful.
The theater was completely silent, 2 October 2009
Author: pefrss from Las Vegas

I saw the movie last night at a free screening. The theater was packed and after the movie started you could not hear a sound from the audience for the rest of the two hours besides two or three times when applause errupted.

You could feel that everybody in the audience really got the message.

I only hope that Michael's parting words will come true and everybody will join his fight. As long as we are being led like pigs to the slaughter nothing will change. We have to stand up against the insurance companies, the exploiting employers, the greedy merchants, the predatory lenders. If we all say no, things will change.

I will not be punished again for pre-existent conditions, car accidents caused by somebody else, retributions because somebody stole my wallet and I was punished. I will not fall buy trash anymore which breaks in a short time and cannot be repaired. I will not be talked into buying useless gimmicks which change every few months. etc.etc.

Thank you Michael Moore, without you, I would have lost hope a long time ago.

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