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Fuel (I) (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  18 September 2009 (USA)
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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, Environmental Expert
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Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ...
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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The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »

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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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"Fuel" the film ...a beautifully effective message
16 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Josh Tickell's film "FUEL" outlines the global illness created by disproportionally using petroleum fuel for energy. The viable alternative solutions information that we can all do today (unless apathy has gotten a grip on us (not me! I'm in a state of action)..) is absolutely exhilarating. Josh's great humanitarian gift of showing people how to lead themselves out of the gooey, polluting sludge and into a variety of life-style habits that put us in a higher state of mind and higher state of being is truly great...FUEL is a must for 2009 students from high school through all levels of college. In todays world we need a huge team of people committing to driving different fuels and looking for the many choices we all have to protect the natural environment that we all rely on. We all also need to join green community groups that communicate the latest information about applying the green knowledge. Spread the word about "FUEL" ..the people of the world really need this message


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