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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 »
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Do yourself a favor and watch this film! 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:
Josh Tickell lived in his Veggie Van for the first two years of making the movie.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Do yourself a favor and watch this film!, 16 October 2008
Author: maryariadne from United States

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS FILM. Coming from the perspective of someone who knows very little U.S. energy consumption or the politics surrounding it, I found the film extremely accessible, clear, and captivating. It enlightened me on the big picture (which until seeing this film seemed overwhelming and unapproachable), gave me a sense of hope, and empowered me as the average citizen with simple things I can do to be a part of the solution. I was touched and inspired by FUEL and came away with a whole new outlook on the world and life itself!

Synopsis (from the FUEL website): Most Americans know we've got a problem: an addiction to oil that taxes the environment, entangles us in costly foreign policies, and threatens the nation's long-term stability. But few are informed or empowered enough to do much about it. Enter Josh Tickell, an expert young activist who, driven by his own emotionally charged motives, shuttles us on a revelatory, whirlwind journey to unravel this addiction — from its historical origins to political constructs that support it, to alternatives available now and the steps we can take to change things. Tickell tracks the rising domination of the petrochemical industry — from Rockefeller's strategy to halt ethanol use in Ford's first cars to the mysterious death of Rudolph Diesel at the height of his engine's popularization, to our government's choice to declare war after 9/11, rather than wean the country from fossil fuel. Never minimizing the complexities of ending oil dependence, Tickell uncovers a hopeful reality pointing toward a decentralized, sustainable energy infrastructure. Sweeping and exhilarating, Tickell's passionate film goes beyond great storytelling; it rings out like a bell that stirs consciousness and makes individual action suddenly seem consequential.

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