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Blue Vinyl (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2002 (USA)
The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Credited cast:
William Baggett William Baggett ... Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray Charlie Cray ... Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold Daniel B. Gold ... Himself
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ... Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand Florence Helfand ... Herself
Judith Helfand Judith Helfand ... Herself
Ted Helfand Ted Helfand ... Himself
Rick Hind Rick Hind ... Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier George Lucier ... Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro Ampelio Magro ... Himself
Cesare Maltoni Cesare Maltoni ... Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz Gerry Markowitz ... Himself
Jerry Mehan Jerry Mehan ... Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo Ersillia Menadeo ... Herself
Diane Prince Diane Prince ... Herself - Cancer Victim


The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Himself - Biologist: You look at a house like this and the vinyl seems perfectly harmless. It's just sitting there in front of the house; nobody's falling down with any diseases. But that's if you are only looking at the product itself. If you look at its entire life cycle, from the moment it's produced, through its use, to the way it's disposed of, vinyl turns out to be the most environmentally hazardous consumer product on earth. Vinyl is the source of more persistent toxic pollutants, dioxin in particular, than ...
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Florentiner March
Written by Julius Fucík
Performed by Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Published by Contemporary Media Music
Courtesy of Contemporary Media Music Productions LTD
From the album 'Brassed Off'
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To the Point, Fun, and Informative about Nazis... er... I mean... Vinyl Industries
4 May 2004 | by EAM415See all my reviews

Being a very environmental and health-oriented individual, I found "Blue Vinyl" to be informative, occasionally moving, and very blunt. The director of this film did not mean to create a stirring, emotional, hammed up documentary full of woe and drama. She sought to make a point which is exactly what she did and she did it very well. The film didn't drag on as some documentaries do, and it was often very humourous and fun. I LOVE the fact that she dragged that piece of blue vinyl around with her everywhere that she went. That just... oh... it made me happy inside. In conclusion... this film made a group of obnoxious, annoying sixth graders sit still and listen, therefore you should watch it and be enlightened as to the ways of the Nazi Vinyl industries. And plant a tree. Trees are a good thing. However... Hitler was a bad thing. Hitler didn't like trees. It's well documented.

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