Fuel (I) (2008)

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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Himself / narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herself - Senator - California
Himself - Founder, Virgin Group
Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist
Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre ...
Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ...
Josh's brother
Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze ...
Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta
Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate
Himself, Environmental Expert
Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ...
Himself - Congressman, Washington


Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us. Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. Written by Rebecca Harrell

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,386 (USA) (18 September 2009)


$173,783 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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On January 1, 2010, Director Josh Tickell married Producer Rebecca Harrell, who also starred in the Christmas movie "Prancer" as a young girl. She also wrote and sang the song "Drive" that plays during the closing credits. Rebecca has been instrumental in changing the direction of the film since Sundance, and has breathed new life into Josh's efforts to bring education about sustainable fuels to the country and the world. See more »


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Important and moving documentary about America's dependence on foreign oil!
16 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is amazing, beautiful and important. I believe it's this year's Inconvenient Truth but human and moving as it is Josh Tickell's personal story and currently his life mission. Everyone needs to see this film. It's is so inspiring! I am going to trade in my car for one that runs on bio-diesel because that is something I can do to cause change in this crucial area of the economy, foreign policy, the future of this planet! This film is so motivating that you are going to want to tell everyone you know to see this film and it's so timely considering the election and the current state of affairs. I usually find documentaries the cure for insomnia however FUEL is engaging and entertaining and makes you get off your butt and do something that makes a difference for our world!

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