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Revenge of the Electric Car -- Four vastly different yet equally driven auto industry visionaries rush to develop and market the first commercially successful electric car in this follow-up to the provocative documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
Revenge of the Electric Car -- Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.


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20 July 2012 (Ireland) See more »
You can't kill an idea whose time has come.
Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tim Robbins ... Himself - Narrator
Dan Neil ... Himself - Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Danny DeVito ... Himself - EV1 Driver
Ray Wert ... Himself - Editor, Jalopnik

Stephen Colbert ... Himself
Gavin Newsom ... Himself - Lieutenant Governor, California

Thomas Friedman ... Himself - Columnist, New York Times
Bob Lutz ... Himself - Vice Chairman, GM
Evelyn Chiang ... Herself - VP, Tesla Motors

Elon Musk ... Himself - CEO, Tesla Motors
Troy Nergaard ... Himself - Tesla Engineer
J.B. Straubel ... Himself - Chief Technical Engineer
Owen Thomas ... Himself - Editor, Valleywag

Anthony Kiedis ... Himself - Musician

Jon Favreau ... Himself - Director, Iron Man
Michelle Krebs ... Herself - Auto Analyst,
Bob Boniface ... Himself - Design Director, GM Volt
Rick Wagoner ... Himself - CEO, General Motors
Reverend Gadget ... Himself - Electric Car Converter (as Greg 'Gadget' Abbott)
Charlotte Jackson ... Herself - Designer
Dave Barthmuss ... Himself - Western Region Manager, GM
Jeremy Snyder ... Himself - Tesla Motors, LA
Shad Balch ... Himself - GM Volt Team
David Cole ... Himself - Industry Analyst
Alex Cattelan ... Herself - Volt Engineer

Carlos Ghosn ... Himself - CEO, Nissan Renault
Michael E. Capuano ... Himself - Representative, Massachusetts (archive footage)
Preston Tucker ... Himself - Car Designer (archive footage)
Colette Niazmand ... Herself - Tesla Marketing

Talulah Riley ... Herself - Actress
Frank Weber ... Himself - Chief Engineer, Chevy Volt

Chris Paine ... Himself - Filmmaker
Alex Taylor ... Himself - Fortune Magazine
Martin Eberhard ... Himself - Co-Founder, Tesla Motors
Ian Taras ... Himself - Tesla Pre-Order Customer (as Dr. Ian Taras)
Charles H. Ellis III ... Himself - Greater Grace Temple (as Bishop Charles H. Ellis III)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself - Governor, California
Jason Calacanis ... Himself - Tesla Customer
Phil Bredesen ... Himself - Governor, Tennessee

Jim Cramer ... Himself - Mad Money, CNBC (archive footage) (voice)
Adrian Finighan ... Himself - Quest Means Business, CNN (archive footage) (voice)
Erin Burnett ... Herself - Street Signs, CNBC (archive footage) (voice)
Christie Duffy ... Herself - Trade the Trend, SmarTrend (archive footage) (voice)
Brian Cooley ... Himself - Car Tech Live, CNET (archive footage) (voice)
Jereme Stafford ... Himself - Production Supervisor, Nissan
Shai Agassi ... Himself - CEO, Better Place

Adrian Grenier ... Himself - Actor & Activist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Ohnsman ... Himself
Eric Swenson ... Himself

Directed by
Chris Paine 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
P.G. Morgan 
Chris Paine 

Produced by
Jessie Deeter .... producer
Stefano Durdic .... executive producer
Roger G. Gilbertson .... associate producer
Sara Hutchison .... associate producer
Michelle Kaffko .... producer: marketing and distribution
Michael Mihaly .... assistant producer
Dana Moreau .... co-producer
P.G. Morgan .... producer
Chelsea Sexton .... consulting producer
Original Music by
David Robbins 
Cinematography by
Thaddeus Wadleigh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris A. Peterson 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... additional sound
Michael Bellacicco .... additional sound
Tyler Bender .... sound
Jim Blackstock .... additional sound
Ed Chick .... additional sound
Susan Dawes .... dialogue editor
Doug Dunderdale .... additional sound
Evan Goldman .... additional sound editor: main title sequence
Bob Kellough .... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound editor
Curtis Mansfield .... additional sound
Ronald Morgan .... dialogue editor
Jayme Roy .... additional sound
Dennis Towns .... additional sound
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound designer
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Dan Wilken .... main title design
Camera and Electrical Department
John Behrens .... additional camera
Richard Burton .... additional camera
Arin Crumley .... additional camera
Craig Delval .... camera operator
Alon Farago .... additional camera
Tom Kaufman .... additional camera
Adam Keker .... additional camera
Alexandra Liss .... camera operator
Cari Lutz .... additional camera
Gary Mercer .... additional camera
Michael Mihaly .... additional camera
Michael Negrin .... additional camera
Chris Paine .... additional camera
Steve Payne .... additional camera operator
Steve Payne .... camera operator
Robin Probyn .... camera operator
Eric Swenson .... additional camera
Haskell Wexler .... Danny DeVito shot by
Editorial Department
Mark Cope .... assistant editor
Merritt Lear .... additional editorial
Hannah Long .... assistant editor
Kevin Thangchaipinyokul .... transcriber
Music Department
Raul Campos .... music supervisor
Nate Finan .... orchestrator
Alexina Matisse .... music consultant
Aminé Ramer .... music consultant (as Amine Ramer)
Ted Caplan .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Carsten Becker .... creative director: Animated Biographical Segments
Kiran Goldman .... production assistant
Lawrence Blume .... special thanks
Peter D. Coogan .... thanks
Stephen Nemeth .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
90 min
Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46779)

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Even (and much) better than "Who Killed the Electric Car"?, 30 June 2012
Author: Cynthia Qiu from New Zealand

I feel this movie deserves a fair rating of 10. On this particular topic, maybe a decade from now, maybe even less than that, people are going to look at petroleum-based cars and ask "why?". It is not a debate on whether electric cars work, we should be asking ourselves, why it took so long for us to finally have them. I am baffled by reviews that say this is conspiracy, unrealistic - well 100% electric cars are here, as a matter of fact, they were here before the petroleum- based cars, just do some research or like I did, go to Edison and Hord Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL.

This is not why IMHO a 10 is not an extreme for this particular movie, it gives the viewers so much reality, on how difficult it is to pursue one's passion and life-long dream, how much stress, humiliation, and hardship they have to go through to overcome a world that resists changes for whatever reasons(stubbornness, money, or sometimes just not being well-informed), to succeed and influence. It opens up so much more for us to question(who's there to conspire for one), to learn and to make better, well-informed decisions when it comes to our own actions.

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