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Fuel (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 September 2009 (USA)
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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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
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Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
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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, Environmental Expert
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Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
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Himself - Congressman, Washington
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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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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$173,783 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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After the film showed at Sundance, Josh had the funding he needed to do extensive editing and re-shooting to keep the film current, and to address changes in the alternative fuels climate. When "Fields of Fuel" became "Fuel", in its current form, the film addressed the controversies about biofuels, and added an animated section explaining the science and economics behind biofuels. 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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