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Forks Over Knives -- A documentary that examines the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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Lee Fulkerson (written by)
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16 October 2013 (France) See more »
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Warning - This movie could save your life!
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Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Case Could Be Made - Most Important Documentary Ever See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lee Fulkerson ... Himself - Narrator
Matthew Lederman ... Himself - Doctor (as Matthew Ledderman M.D.)
Alona Pulde ... Herself - Doctor (as Alona Pulde M.D.)
T. Colin Campbell ... Himself - Doctor (as T. Colin Campbell Ph.D.)
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. ... Himself - Doctor (as Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D.)
Joey Aucoin ... Himself - Landscape Developer
John McDougall ... Himself - Doctor (as John McDougall M.D.)
Connie Diekman ... Herself - Director of University Nutrition, Washington University (as Connie Diekman MEd RD FADA)
Pam Popper ... Herself - Executive Director, The Wellness Forum (as Pam Popper N.D.)
Doug Lisle ... Himself - Doctor (as Doug Lisle Ph.D.)
Terry Mason ... Himself - Chicago Commissioner of Health (as Terry Mason M.D.)
San'Dera Brantley-Nation ... Herself - Diabetes Sufferer
Junshi Chen ... Himself - Doctor & Scientist (as Junshi Chen Ph.D.)
Cammie Aucoin ... Herself - Joey's Relative
Jason Aucoin ... Himself - Joey's Relative
Evelyn Oswick ... Herself - Patient
Anthony Yen ... Himself - Patient
Deborah Lowe ... Herself - Lee's Partner
Joseph Crowe ... Himself - Doctor
Mac Danzig ... Himself - Ultimate Fighting Champion
David Klurfeld ... Himself - USDA (as David Klurfeld Ph.D.)
Neal Barnard ... Himself - Doctor (as Neal Barnard M.D.)
Ruth Heidrich ... Herself - Runner & Cancer Survivor
Gene Baur ... Himself - Farm Owner
Rip Esselstyn ... Himself - Firefighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Sardi ... Himself

Directed by
Lee Fulkerson 
 
Writing credits
Lee Fulkerson (written by)

Produced by
Allison Boon .... co-producer
John Corry .... producer
Brian Wendel .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ramón Balcázar 
 
Cinematography by
John Orfanopoulos 
 
Film Editing by
Brian Crance 
Michael Fahey 
John Orfanopoulos 
 
Sound Department
Demetri Evdoxiadis .... sound editor
Demetri Evdoxiadis .... sound re-recording mixer
Danny Heaton .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Boscacci .... animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Corry .... camera operator
Brian Crance .... additional cinematographer
Michael Fahey .... additional camera
Peter Krajewski .... additional cinematography
Peter Mozingo .... additional cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Bryan Algeo .... post-production assistant
Bari Goodis .... on-line editor
Matt Lear .... colorist
Ryan Nuber .... additional editing
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
Ramón Balcázar .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sapna Chhabra .... researcher
Mark Litwak .... legal services
 
Thanks
Susan Andrella .... special thanks
Josefine Araya .... special thanks
Cammie Aucoin .... special thanks
Robby Barbaro .... very special thanks
Kim Barnouin .... special thanks
Tom Bergman .... special thanks
Natalie Bowman .... special thanks
Kevin Boylan .... special thanks
Brendan Brazier .... special thanks
Eric Brent .... special thanks
Peter Broderick .... special thanks
Avi Brown .... special thanks
Holly Brown .... special thanks
Grant Campbell .... special thanks
Karen Campbell .... very special thanks
Nelson Campbell .... very special thanks
Robert Castorina .... special thanks
Robert Cheeke .... special thanks
Kappel LeRoy Clark .... special thanks
Joseph Connelly .... special thanks
Micaela Cook .... very special thanks
Lauren Corry .... special thanks
Leah Corry .... special thanks
Patty Corry .... special thanks
Susan Cotty .... special thanks
Karen Dawn .... special thanks
Hans Diehl .... special thanks
David Dorfman .... special thanks
Scott Duennes .... special thanks
Rob Duprey .... special thanks
Ann Esselstyn .... very special thanks
Lori Fahey .... special thanks
Eve Feng .... special thanks
Rory Freedman .... special thanks
Kathy Freston .... special thanks
Adam Gallagher .... special thanks
Jorge Gallegos .... special thanks
Prabhat Gautam .... special thanks
Alan Goldhammer .... special thanks
Doug Graham .... special thanks
John Herzog .... special thanks
Julieanna Hever .... special thanks
Colleen Holland .... special thanks
Erin Howard .... special thanks
Kezia Jauron .... very special thanks
Ryan Kelly .... special thanks
Matt Klekotka .... special thanks
Long Kuan .... special thanks
Whitney Lauritsen .... special thanks
Fred Lautzenheiser .... special thanks
Jeff Loerch .... special thanks
Debbie Lowe .... special thanks
Daniel Manahan .... special thanks
Jennifer Marano .... special thanks
Diane Mason-Wendel .... very special thanks
Armaiti May .... very special thanks
Jill McGrail .... special thanks
Leslie McKenna .... special thanks
Jeanne Stuart McVey .... special thanks
Yan Miao .... special thanks
Steve Mittleman .... very special thanks
Shaun Monson .... special thanks
Meghan Murphy .... very special thanks
Margaret Murray .... special thanks
Char Nolan .... special thanks
Moira Nordholt .... special thanks
Marcel Pariseau .... very special thanks
Michelle Poe .... special thanks
Robert Rohrbaugh .... special thanks
David Rubin .... special thanks
Henry Shaw .... special thanks
Ken Sheer .... very special thanks
Mark Sonnenberg .... special thanks
Del Sroufe .... special thanks
Sunny Subramanian .... special thanks
Will Tuttle .... special thanks
Nik Tyler .... special thanks
Chad Ward .... special thanks
Sanford Warren .... special thanks
Gerald Wendel .... very special thanks
Joshua Wendel .... very special thanks
Michael Wendel .... very special thanks
Myrna Wendel .... very special thanks
Ryan Wolfington .... special thanks
Clark Woods .... very special thanks
Susan Wrenn .... very special thanks
Mengliu Zheng .... special thanks
Jing Zhou .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and incidental smoking
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USA:90 min
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USA:PG (certificate #46589)

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[first lines]
Diane Sawyer:The average American now carries around 23 extra pounds.
Jim Hooker:Heart disease and stroke will claim the lives of 460,000 American women...
Ben Tracy:...69 grams of fat - you could actually save 12 grams of the fat and half the calories if you simply ate an entire stick of butter.
Billl Sardi:We're talking about diabetes and hypertension, and bones diseases, osteoporosis...
Dr. Holly Phillips:Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in American men.
reporter:Doctors say we really need to eat less red and processed meat.
Billl Sardi:...and arterial sclerosis, and cancer, and auto-immune disease
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58 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
A Case Could Be Made - Most Important Documentary Ever, 27 July 2010
Author: dhunsber from United States

I saw this film at a screening in Philadelphia on July 26th.

Most of us understand by now that the typical Western diet is not ideal. But this film explains that, in early clinical studies and scientific research, the overwhelming evidence points to some specific things we eat that are slowly killing us. It also explains that there is a way to eat that you will very likely live long and well. This movie is as simple as that, and as complex as that.

Traveling along with some of the pioneers in this field, you get to really see how obvious the approach they support is to them, and probably should be to us. You also get a "taste" of what this movement is up against. I get the sense that this film's point is to show the Dr.'s who were screaming: "Why isn't anyone listening to us?" and giving them a chance to say, "Hey everyone, here is what we have been saying for 20 years, and here is our clinical and scientific proof, now go ahead and tell us how we are wrong."

Most of all, it is very well done. I really enjoyed how well the stories intertwined, as well as some terrific graphics. Some of the personal stories, for me, were the most convincing.

Every once in a while, a documentary comes out that is just in the right place at the right time to become must see and force social change. I believe in 10 years, people will be talking about this film as the moment when America and Europe finally "Got It". I cannot imagine that this will not be an early favorite for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

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