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The Yes Men (2003)

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Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mike Bonanno ... Himself
Andy Bichlbaum ... Himself
... Himself
Marco Deseriis ... Himself
Wago Kreider ... Himself
Patrick Lichty ... Himself
Matt McElligott ... Himself
Ryan McKinley ... Himself
... Herself
Bob Ostertag ... Himself
Sal Salamone ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Bayly ... Himself - Chicago News Reporter
Andreas Bichlbauer ... Himself (as Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer)
Philip De Lorenzo ... Himself - Student
Greg Palast ... Himself
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A comedic documentary which follows The Yes Men, a small group of prankster activists, as they gain world-wide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's--and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Changing the world one prank at a time.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2005 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Globalisierung, nein danke! - Die 'Yes Men'  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,373, 26 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$198,975, 17 October 2004
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Hilarious documentary, may not be seen by public
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Yes Men is a brilliant and hilarious documentary by the filmmakers of American Movie. I checked it out at last year's Toronto film festival.

The film centres around a small group of anti-globalization activists who went around the world posing as WTO representatives at major industry conferences. Their appalling presentations were often met with applause by world business leaders.

The only problem is that the documentarians mentioned they did not have promission to shoot what they were filming and thus are having a difficult time getting the rights to the images from the conferences they were at. It would be a real shame if The Yes Men was not allowed to be released in theatres.


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