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The Founder (2016)

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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world.

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Dick McDonald
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Mac McDonald
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Harry J. Sonneborn
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Fred Turner
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Rollie Smith
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Jim Zien
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Jerry Cullen
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Jack Horford (as David De Vries)
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Leonard Rosenblatt
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Myra Rosenblatt
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Owner (Ed's Drive-In)
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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world.

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2014 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

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The highway lines en route to Ray Kroc driving to the first McDonald's with the golden arches are painted yellow - something that was not done in the 1950s, which was the time period this scene took place in. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Nick Offerman/Johnny Pemberton/Dorothy (2016) See more »

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A rags-to-riches story that only Donald Trump could love.
21 December 2016 | by (Pakenham, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really don't get why some people think this is a great movie. Besides Michael Keaton's great performance as Ray Kroc, the guy himself seems to be one big bastard. It was hurtful seeing the McDonald's brothers suffer through this franchising business, and the lengths Ray goes through to turn McDonald's into a franchise is nothing short of cruel and awful. If this film was supposed to make us feel sympathy for Ray when he fails, then it failed spectacularly. It instead succeeds in making us feel bad for the McDonald's bros when they get the short end of the stick. In conclusion, only see this film if you want an excuse as to why McDonald's is bad for us, besides how unhealthy it can be.


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