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Is justice being served?
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Chuck Allen ... Himself
Judy Allen ... Herself
Jay Angoff ... Himself
David Arredondo ... Himself
Tom Baker ... Himself
Paul Bland ... Himself
Kenneth Canfield ... Himself
Joan Claybrook ... Herself
Ralph Cook ... Himself
Jennifer Diaz ... Herself
Oliver Diaz ... Himself
Joanne Doroshow ... Herself
Betty Farnham ... Herself

Al Franken ... Himself
Marjorie Getman ... Herself
Colin Gourley ... Himself
Connor Gourley ... Himself
Lisa Gourley ... Herself
Mike Gourley ... Himself

John Grisham ... Himself
Ernest 'Sonny' Hornsby ... Himself
Jamie Leigh Jones ... Herself
George Lakoff ... Himself
Barbara Liebeck ... Herself
Michael McCann ... Himself
Craig McDonald ... Himself
Robert McDuff ... Himself
Chuck McRae ... Himself
Stephanie Mencimer ... Herself
Ted Poe ... Himself
Victor Schwartz ... Himself
Wayne Slater ... Himself
Chris Tiano ... Himself
Nancy Tiano ... Herself
Ken Wagner ... Himself
Peter Whitted ... Himself
Alex Winslow ... Himself
Ken Zeese ... Himself

Directed by
Susan Saladoff 
 
Produced by
Reniqua Allen .... archival producer
Prudence Arndt .... archival producer
Sara Bernstein .... supervising producer
Erin Crumpacker .... associate producer
Carly Hugo .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Alan Oxman .... producer
Betsy Rate .... associate producer
Rebecca Saladoff .... co-producer
Susan Saladoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Mollura 
 
Cinematography by
Martina Radwan 
 
Film Editing by
Cindy Lee 
 
Sound Department
William Britt .... sound mixer
Tyler Cartner .... sound mixer
Eric Gitelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Johnpaul Golaski .... sound mixer
Wil Masisak .... sound mixer
Lorenzo Millan .... sound mixer
John Moros .... sound editor
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
Matt Sheldon .... sound mixer
Michael J. Walls .... sound mixer
Winter .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Oakes .... director of graphic design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Capitano Calitri .... vfx director of photography (as Steve Calitri)
Jesse Dana .... additional cinematographer
Jesse Durell .... assistant camera: New York Unit
Laela Kilbourn .... additional cinematography
Mark McKnight .... additional cinematography
Ben Watts .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Louis Fox .... animation director
 
Editorial Department
Geof Bartz .... consulting editor
Christopher Branca .... additional editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Jamie Meyer .... additional editor
Lukas Persson .... additional editor
Raphael Rice .... additional editor
Owen Rucker .... on-line editor
Rebecca Saladoff .... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
Justin B. Tolley .... associate editor
Isaac Urwin .... assistant editor
Svetlana Zill .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Bluhm .... music editor
Joel Goodman .... composer: additional music
Tara Hunnewell .... playback singer
Keith Kohn .... music producer
Alec Puro .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Stacie Jones .... production staff: D.C. Unit
Adam J. Segal .... publicist
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
 
Thanks
Rebecca Atwood .... special thanks
Kyle Luker .... special thanks
 

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"tort reform" has always been a lie, 7 March 2012
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

The story of the New Mexico woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald's was widely viewed as the stuff of comedy, but it turns out that the story goes way beyond that. Using bumper sticker phrases like "tort reform" -- often conceived by the likes of Frank Luntz and Karl Rove -- the special interests sensationalized stories of "frivolous lawsuits" and convinced state legislatures to make it harder to sue, while also placing caps on damages, installing business-friendly judges, and often creating mandatory arbitration (signing away your right to sue).

Susan Saladoff's documentary "Hot Coffee" looks at these issues. Saladoff organizes it like Michael Moore's documentaries (interviews with the subjects interspersed with cultural icons). Among other things, people often voted for tort reform without realizing that they were the ones getting screwed. Not only that, people often don't even know what a tort is.

The point is that our justice system has gotten completely manipulated. See if you don't feel a chill run down your back while watching this.

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