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The Big One (1997)

On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

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Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
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Credited cast:
Michael Moore ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elaine Bly Elaine Bly ... Self - Random House Media Escort
Dan Burns ... Self - Radio Personality
Chip Carter Chip Carter ... Self - Forbes Campaign
Bill Clinton ... Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Jim Czarnecki Jim Czarnecki ... Self (as Jim)
Brian Danitz Brian Danitz ... Self (as Brian)
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ... Self - Congressman (archive footage)
Joel Feick Joel Feick ... Self - Radio Commentator
Steve Forbes ... Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Doug France Doug France ... Self - Random House Representative
Mary Gielow Mary Gielow ... Self - Media Escort in Milwaukee
Bev Jacowski Bev Jacowski ... Self - Johnson Controls representative
Richard Jewell ... Self - Innocent Guy
Kevin Keane Kevin Keane ... Self - Governor Thompson's Press Secretary
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Our intrepid defender of the working man, Michael Moore, documents his 1996 "Downsize This!" book tour across the USA. Shot on-the-cheap with a video camera, we once again watch our hero interview the working man at yet another plant closing, while also trying to get past corporate security guards to interview the millionaire CEOs. Written by Tim G. <kas@interlog.com>

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Protecting the earth from the scum of corporate America. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the time elapsed since this film was made, Media Play, where Michael does one of his signings, has since gone out of business. See more »

Quotes

Michael Moore: [referring to McDonald's] They put vegetables on my fish filet. Fuckers.
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To make a reservation on TWA call 1-800-221-2000 See more »

Connections

Features ABC News Nightline (1980) See more »

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Cookin' With Jay
(1991)
Performed by The World Famous Blue Jays
Written by Jay Sherman-Godfrey (as J. Sherman-Godfrey), and Jeremy Tepper (as J. Tepper)
Courtesy of Diesel Only Records
By kind permission of Kalamakeepsie Music/Rig Rock Songs, BMI administered by Bug
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But I thought my company would take care of me!
25 June 2004 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Very good documentary on the uncaring greed of corporate Amerika. I was, as usual, vastly amused by the corporate "whores" who went scampering for the shadows when Moore turned his light on them. Many wouldn't even let him stay in the lobby. These little weasel butt kissers will someday, if there is any justice, feel the unemployment boot crunching down on their own pathetic, fearful little craniums. Amazing how some folks can downsize their brains into feeling "my company" is always right: they need to stop genuflecting at the alter of this false god and wake up to a world of charity for their fellow man. I've been watching Moore for a while, and I don't always agree with him, but I feel he is dead on in his indictment of American conglomerates and their villainous leaders. The reply of Nike's CEO to Moore's question about his employees in the far east was telling indeed: "I don't care." Chilling.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cortando Custos See more »

Filming Locations:

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$146,909, 12 April 1998

Gross USA:

$720,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$720,074
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1.85 : 1
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