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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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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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Okay for Sci Fi buffs but for the rest of us, a fantasy .... See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (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, Edmunds.com
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

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
 
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
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
Amine Ramer .... music consultant
Ted Caplan .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carsten Becker .... creative director: Animated Biographical Segments
Kiran Goldman .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Lawrence Blume .... special thanks
Peter D. Coogan .... thanks
Stephen Nemeth .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
90 min
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Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46779)

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12 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Okay for Sci Fi buffs but for the rest of us, a fantasy ...., 5 October 2011
Author: Iqbali_Noodlepaste from Bahawalpur City

This movie is a joke. I am a car mechanic. Research gas stoichiometric ratios and learn about combustion engines before you watch this movie. It is full of misinformation. 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? But, if you ask me, electric cars are retarded as of right now. A pipe dream, there's no sense building an electric car and powering it off of a power grid that still has a long way to go. Why not research bio diesel, hydrogen or nitrogen engines. Maybe my view is slanted because im a bit of a gear head, i love the sound of engines, i love driving, i love cars being cars, not a plastic toy on wheels that does everything for you. Ill be extremely sad if i see the death of the combustion engine in my lifetime. But anyway, right now electric cars just seem to be a popular topic, its hip and cool to rally behind it, while leaving other perfectly viable options behind.

I was going to come into here to say just this. The real issue is where we get our energy in the first place. Fossil fuels, what we use now, are great because we can scale our energy production to meet our demands at any point during the day. There's a little thing called the sun, so we can collect solar power from space and then beam it back to Earth, solar power is going to get us far. It's often always windy, so wind power is not out of the question. Geothermal energy is viable anywhere you can access it, same with hydroelectric. Nuclear power is very clean and efficient.

Also, about the solar power from Space, I wonder which nations are going to get to do that? It's a whole other issue but has man really even set foot outside the stratospheres? I wonder which nations are going to have to be forced to either come up with an alternative which they likely can't do because they lack the infrastructure and resources, or have to buy cheap energy from developed nations, putting them further and further into debt? When oil runs out, nobody gets to use it any more. I highly doubt the first world will establish a new power grid for the developing world out of pure charity. I am an environmentalist, and can honestly say that this movie does more harm than good by confusing and misdirecting the open subject at hand.

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