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The Awful Truth 

Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2000

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2000   1999  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Michael Moore ...  Self 24 episodes, 1999-2000
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In this cable show, muckraking director Michael Moore continues his war against all the wrongs committed by greedy businesses, the callous wealthy and opportunistic politicians that exploit the little person in society. To that end, we have his standard protest pranks, investigative reports and satiric games with the audience. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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In the first season DVD when Michael is responding to the question about HMOs, his hands are in the air and in the next shots they are at his sides. See more »

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Edited into Bowling for Columbine (2002) See more »

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Season 1: CLASSIC! Season 2: PAINFUL!
27 February 2002 | by medrjelSee all my reviews

When I saw the first season of "The Awful Truth", I became totally engrossed. I didn't always agree with Michael Moore, but I enjoyed his humor and the way he tried to help the little guy. The First episode is the greatest of all when he helps a guy get coverage for a life-saving transplant. It has some low moments, but for the most part it was great.

The second season, quite simply, stinks. He became so caught up in trying to shock and thrill people, he seemed to spend more time attacking the wrong people in the companies. He goes from helping the little guy to hurting the very people he's trying to help. Just because they work in a company doesn't mean they know all. A receptionist won't know why the President of her company is not serving time in jail for his crimes. Also, while I admire him looking out for the little guy, you can't condone an illegal immigration just because their boss "retaliated". The boss should be punished, but does that mean their crime should be forgiven? There are usually good reasons for restricting immigration. If everyone was allowed in , the problems they were running from would probably just follow them here. Bad causes and dumb skits fill this season. I dumped my second season DVD after watching it, disappointed I wasted so much money. There were a couple good moments, but not enough to make it worth my while.

Conservative or liberal, if you get the chance to watch the First season, do it! It's great. As for the second season, unless you are an extreme bleeding heart liberal, you will probably just be disgusted like I was.


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11 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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The Awful Truth with Michael Moore See more »

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(24 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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