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Fuel -- The film exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry, and the government, while exploring alternative energies such as solar, wind, electricity, and non-food-based biofuels.

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Release Date:
18 September 2009 (USA) See more »
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The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Inspirational story, good information, fun music, and a different perspective, See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joshua Tickell ... Himself / narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Boxer ... Herself - Senator - California

Richard Branson ... Himself - Founder, Virgin Group

George W. Bush ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)

Sheryl Crow ... Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist

Larry David ... Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre ... Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ... Josh's brother

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze ... Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta

Larry Hagman ... Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate

Woody Harrelson ... Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ... Himself - Congressman, Washington

Robert Kennedy Jr. ... Himself - Attorney for NRDC / President, Water Keeper Alliance
Frank Lautenberg ... Himself - Senator - New Jersey

Laurie Lennard ... Herself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist (as Laurie David)

Willie Nelson ... Himself - Musician / Co-Founder, Farm Aid

Ronald Reagan ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Scott Ritter ... Himself - Former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq

Julia Roberts ... Herself - Actress / Spokesperson & Chair, School Bus America
David M. Walker ... Himself - Former Comptroller General of the U.S.

Neil Young ... Himself - Musician / Co-Founder, Farm Aid

Directed by
Joshua Tickell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Johnny O'Hara 

Produced by
Daniel Assael .... producer
Darius Fisher .... producer
John Goldsmith .... executive producer
Tina Imahara .... associate producer
Robert Little .... executive producer
Laura Martorella .... co-producer
Gregory McClatchy .... co-producer
Janet Morrow .... executive producer
Stephen Nemeth .... executive producer
H.W. Pausch .... co-producer
Greg Reitman .... producer
Dale Rosenbloom .... producer
Todd Sali .... co-producer
Rebecca Harrell Tickell .... producer
Kevin Vickery .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Michael Demaree 
Edgar Rothermich 
 
Cinematography by
James Mulryan  (as Jim Mulryan)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Horwitz 
Tina Imahara 
 
Art Department
David Cordero .... additional graphic artist
Bao-Uy Luu .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Mike Brooks .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Adam Hain .... additional sound design & mixing
Robert Hoehn .... sound designer
Robert Hoehn .... supervising sound editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Jon Tendrich .... production sound mixer
Peter Alexander Zachos .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: PIC
Melanie Franciosi .... visual effects artist
Neal Sickles .... motion graphics designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bonilla .... camera operator
David Carstens .... camera operator
Sharon Courtney .... camera operator
Barry J. Holmes .... still photographer
Carrie Lazar .... still photographer
Eric Pickett .... camera operator
Ian Spohr .... additional cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Connolly .... post-production supervisor
Lien Dang .... assistant editor
Christofer C. Dierdorff .... post-production coordinator
Darius Fisher .... on-line editor
Darius Fisher .... post-production supervisor
Alex MacKenzie .... assistant on-line editor
Vicente Perez .... assistant editor (as Vincente Perez)
Hillary Posvar .... assistant editor
Todd Sali .... post-production supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Ken Scribner .... assistant editor
Neal Sickles .... assistant editor
Neal Sickles .... post-production supervisor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Noa Winter Lazerus .... composer: additional music
Mike Meeker .... music supervisor
Peter Alexander Zachos .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Eric R. Brodeur .... technical advisor (as Eric Broduer)
Rachel Bryant .... archival producer
Michael Buckner .... researcher
Tenaya Cleveland .... office assistant
Gordon Freeman .... production associate
Jim Guy .... assistant to director
Mark Harrison .... production assistant
Chris Kirk .... motion designer
Chris Kirk .... title design
Stacy Owens .... assistant
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Avi Sudaley .... press releases
Cristina Urioste .... assistant to director
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Lee Waterworth .... director of distribution
Lee Waterworth .... operation manager
 
Thanks
Melanie Franciosi .... special thanks
Michael Wittman .... very special thanks
 

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112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Josh Tickell worked on FUEL for 11 years.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Jurassic Park (1993)See more »

FAQ

Does biodiesel destroy food and cause deforestation?
How do I find a car that runs on biodiesel?
How long did it take for Josh Tickell to make the film, "FUEL"?
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Inspirational story, good information, fun music, and a different perspective,, 16 October 2008
Author: Jim Guy from United States

At its recent Hollywood Premiere, the film "Fuel" brought the audience to its feet in the longest standing ovation of all its many ovations that it received at every film festival - including each of the 10 screenings at Sundance Film Festival.

This film shows the world what a small percentage of us have known for several years now: Biodiesel is available, works in any diesel vehicle, is made in America, and is better for the environment than petroleum fuels. It does not stop with biodiesel but instead, presents many sustainable energy solutions available right now for individual and planetary health, security and economic prosperity.

"Fuel" goes from Josh Tickell's time on a farm in Germany where he learned that diesel fuel can be made from vegetable and animal products, to his journey across America in the Veggie Van, to the widespread production of biodiesel from used fryer oil, to the present where new biodiesel is being made from algae and new food stocks and is available from ordinary pumps at filling stations.

The film answers the question on everyone's mind these days: Is biodiesel going to make food expensive and starve the poor? The answer is no. Biodiesel is made from oils, while the solids from the feed stock go on to be food for people and animals. The film does not suggest that biodiesel will supply all our food and energy needs. We learn the value of wind, solar, geothermal, and other clean, domestic energy sources in filling the missing pieces of the puzzle that will free us from our dependence on oil.

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