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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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18 September 2009 (USA) See more »
The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »
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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  (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

Joseph Harberg ... Himself, Environmental Expert

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
Linda Arroz .... publicist
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
Melanie Franciosi .... special thanks
Michael Wittman .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

On January 1, 2010, Director Josh Tickell married Producer Rebecca Harrell, who also starred in the Christmas movie "Prancer" as a young girl. She also wrote and sang the song "Drive" that plays during the closing credits. Rebecca has been instrumental in changing the direction of the film since Sundance, and has breathed new life into Josh's efforts to bring education about sustainable fuels to the country and the world.See more »
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References Jurassic Park (1993)See more »


What part has Deborah Dupre, the director's mother had in the making of this film?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
See FUEL! Change your life!, 30 October 2008
Author: jessmkit from United States

FUEL is a film about changing our future and making our world sustainable. "Fuel" does not only mean petroleum oil - it means everything that can create energy in our world. Everyone should see this film to learn the simple ways we can change the world and how we can (today) eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, and oil in general. FUEL is positive and uplifting; I left the movie feeling inspired and energized with ideas and solutions! Josh Tickell's story is moving and personal but it applies to all of us. He takes us around the world and gives us a taste of what is going on environmentally, and talks to celebrities who are creating change. He does a good job explaining biodiesel and how it can be economically efficient and beneficial - and seriously help America grow and self-sustain. And of course the Veggie Van is awesome! Josh actually drove across the country in this Winnebago using only used vegetable oil from fast food restaurants. FUEL is a must-see movie and is coming to us at a critical time in history - see it now! It will change your life!

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