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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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Himself / narrator
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Herself - Senator - California
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Himself - Founder, Virgin Group
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Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
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Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
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Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist
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Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre ...
Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ...
Josh's brother
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Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze ...
Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta
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Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate
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Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ...
Himself - Congressman, Washington
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Himself - Attorney for NRDC / President, Water Keeper Alliance
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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 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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The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »

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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$173,783 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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The Veggie Van, seen in the film "FUEL", is still running strong. Josh slept in it the van for much of the film, parking it anywhere he could to try to get a night's rest on the way to the next interview or appearance. The original interior has been removed to make the back of the van into a mini screening room, complete with bench seats, monitors, and a battery/inverter system to run the monitors and a DVD player. The cab of the Veggie Van is unchanged from Josh's days crossing the country in search of the next barrel of grease. The clutch pedal is awfully close to the fender well, so it's easier to drive in town with your left shoe off. The van has a top speed of about 65 mph. Tail winds and downhill grades are very welcome occurrences. Josh, and the many of his staff drive much more practical diesel vehicles than the Veggie Van, and they run biodiesel whenever they can. See more »

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An entertaining and informative environmental movie with REAL solutions!
16 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FUEL is a great movie for everyone who wants to do something about our environmental crisis but doesn't know where to begin. It is the most comprehensive movie I've seen that details how we got to where we are today in regards to how badly America is addicted to oil and how we can break the addiction. It is just packed with information! The one criticism most people have with environmental films is that they are doomsday outlooks and don't provide any solutions for what we can do. FUEL is NOT like that! It has a positive outlook and includes sooooo many different, new, and REAL solutions we can and should be working on right now in this country! FUEL is meaningful and informative and so engaging all at the same time. Everyone should see this movie to be more informed about what we should be asking for from our government in the ways of independence from oil. Go see this film and help change the world!


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