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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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Tagline:
The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Environmentalism for the Non-Environmentalist 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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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Jurassic Park (1993)See more »

FAQ

What's up with Robert Kennedy Junior's voice?
Are filling stations that sell Biodiesel hard to find?
Does biodiesel destroy food and cause deforestation?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Environmentalism for the Non-Environmentalist, 30 October 2008
Author: eminnm-1 from United States

This movie is presented in an incredibly fair and open manner. It takes a serious look at the effects of fuel on our economy, our environment, and our foreign policy. Regardless of ones prior feelings about environmental issues this movie will make you realize that our current reliance on petroleum is not an option. Whether it be due to the effects of fuel, or the fact there just won't be any fuel left in the near future, this realization will come.

Once this realization hits, the viewer is left searching for a solution and the movie provides it magnificently. It not only provides the options but it takes a realistic and honest look at each one of them. It addresses the negatives of classic corn-based ethanol and shows algae based based biofuel that not only has no CO2 emissions, but also reduces global CO2 levels as it grows. The movie not only talks about fuel but also talks about all of the things needed to solve our energy crisis such as public transportation and sustainable energy such as wind and solar.

I had very little interest in the environment before seeing this movie and this movie completely revolutionized my thinking. My father is right-wing religious. Before seeing this movie he believed that environmental issues are just left-wing paranoia. After seeing it he told me he strongly had to rethink his views and re-prioritize the issues he cares about and votes on.

I strongly recommend this movie to any critical thinkers regardless of their prior opinions about fuel & the environment.

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