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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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  (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

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
Lawrence Blume .... special thanks
Peter D. Coogan .... thanks
Stephen Nemeth .... thanks

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

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7 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Welcome to Fantasyland, folks., 9 February 2012
Author: Ratnam_Saggyrumps from Dhaka, Bangladesh

You remember Tesla, right? It's that band of Internet whiz kids, backed with Google bucks, who claimed its electric Roadster would revolutionize automobiles and show the Japan dinosaurs how things could be done. You needed buckets to catch the slobbering hype in the media, a reservoir to hold the wishful thinking. But the company lacked two key elements: experience in designing, building and selling cars and the billions of dollars needed to create a real car company, and a realist vision.

Before you EV fans strap me to a 10,000-volt chair, let me be clear: I'm convinced that electricity will play a bigger near-term role than, say, galactic spice gasses. But I've long argued that 100 percent battery-powered cars face a psychological barrier, far beyond what hybrids face. What really scares consumers, beyond the unfamiliar technology, is the idea of being stranded miles from home and the nearest electrical outlet.

General Motors has come up with a name for it: range anxiety. It's the reason that GM and Toyota have no interest in following Tesla's lead with a pure EV. The audience is just too limited. And, judging by the comments on this website, not too intellent either.

Are you really ready for a car that might travel 20 miles at best, and then need up to eight hours to fully recharge, folks? Be honest. If you are, you better call grandma and tell her you're going to be late. If you're an urban apartment dweller, as many green-minded folks are, you probably have no convenient outlet to recharge. Parking garages and curbsides could be wired up someday, but that day isn't now. All those New Yorkers and San Franciscans who might love an EV probably couldn't take the plunge, lacking a handy way to charge it.

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