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McDonald's had over 700 complaints about their coffee before this suit See more (36 total) »


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
Rebecca Atwood .... special thanks
Kyle Luker .... special thanks

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57 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
McDonald's had over 700 complaints about their coffee before this suit, 27 June 2011
Author: jz5x5 from United States

. . . and ignored them all.

Anyone who actually watched this film would know that the McDonald's case is only the first of several cases discussed in the movie. Anyone who knows about the McDonald's case would know that the injuries suffered by this 79 yr old woman were outrageous. She required skin grafts all over her crotch, most of her buttocks, and much of her upper thighs. She had third degree burns so bad she almost died. This woman was no sleaze, no con artist-- she worked her whole life.

Other reviewers seem to ignore that there has been a concerted movement by Karl Rove and his US Chamber of Commerce pals to stack the deck against individual rights in favor of corporations under the guise of "tort reform" and some of their tactics have been appalling-- and this film discusses that as well.

This film, much like Gasland, tells a story that needs to be told, and it's great that HBO has the kahunas to air it.

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