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Super Size Me (2004)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

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Morgan Spurlock

Writer:

Morgan Spurlock
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chemeeka Walker Chemeeka Walker ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Dania Abu-Rmaileh Dania Abu-Rmaileh ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Amanda Kearsan Amanda Kearsan ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Christian Baucher Christian Baucher ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Amelia Giancarlo Amelia Giancarlo ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Geoffrey Giancarlo Geoffrey Giancarlo ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Alexandria Morgan ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Chanelle Clarke Chanelle Clarke ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Marisa Danenfield Marisa Danenfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Katie Danenfield Katie Danenfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Megan Foley Megan Foley ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Edmand Cardero Edmand Cardero ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Jay Cohen Jay Cohen ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Jonnae Strong Jonnae Strong ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Audrey Whitfield Audrey Whitfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
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Storyline

Several legal suits have been brought against McDonald's Restaurants that they are knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. Some of the court decisions have stated that the plaintiffs would have a claim if they could prove that eating the food every day for every meal is dangerous. As such, documentarian Morgan Spurlock conducts an unscientific experiment using himself as the guinea pig: eat only McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day. If he is asked by the clerk if he would like the meal super sized, he has to say yes. And by the end of the thirty days, he will have had to have eaten every single menu item at least once. Before starting the experiment, he is tested by three doctors - a general practitioner, a cardiologist and a gastroenterologist - who pronounce his general health to be outstanding. They will also monitor him over the thirty days to ensure that he is not placing his health into irreparable damage. He also consults with a dietitian/nutritionist and an exercise... Written by Huggo

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A film of epic portions. See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure | See all certifications »

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Trivia

St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona was the first and only hospital in the United States (and possibly the world) to have a McDonald's in it. After this film aired, that McDonald's was closed down. See more »

Goofs

Ray Kroc did not found McDonalds, the McDonald brothers did. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Children: A Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds! McDonalds! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds! McDonalds! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! I like food! I like food! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! You like food! You like food! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut!
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Crazy Credits

The last credit line reads: With VERY special thanks to my ex-wife's insurance provider for covering all medical costs. Thanks co-pay! See more »

Alternate Versions

The spoof drawing of the Last Supper was cut from the Singapore theater and some DVD releases of the film (it is present on R2 rental discs, at least.) See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Bowling for Morgan (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Yummy Yummy Yummy
Performed by 1910 Fruitgum Company
Written by Joey Levine (as Joe Levine), Arthur Resnick
Courtesy of Buddah Records
Under license from BMG Film and TV Music
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Pretty good.

We had to watch this movie several times at school. Though most of my classmates are too stupid to understand the concept of fast food being unhealthy, this movie is well made and entertaining.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Size Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$516,641, 9 May 2004

Gross USA:

$11,536,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,645,757
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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