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Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 May 2007 (UK)
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An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raul
... Sylvia
... Coco
Juan Carlos Serrán ... Esteban (as Juan Carlos Serran)
Armando Hernández ... Roberto (as Armando Hernandez)
... Don Anderson
... Jack
... Phil (as Michael Conway)
... Dave
... Jay Anderson (as Ellar Salmon)
Dakota Edwards ... Stevie Anderson
... Debi Anderson
... Benny (as Luis Guzman)
... Mike
Francisco Rosales ... Jorge
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Don Anderson is the Mickey's food restaurant chain's Marketing Director. He is the inventor of the "Big One" the hamburger best seller of Mickey's. An independent research reports the presence of cow's feces in the Big One. So Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to verify if the slaughterhouse, main supplier of Mickey's, is efficient as it appears and the production process is regular. During his investigations he discovers the horrible truth behind a simple hamburger; the reality is not like we think it is. Don discovers what the mass production system involves, from the temp workers like Amber, to the exploitation of Mexican irregular immigrants. It is not only the meat that is crushed in the mincing machine, but all our society. Written by 1felco

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Rated R for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$410,804, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

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$1,004,059, 28 January 2007
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This film features four castmembers from director Richard Linklater's Boyhood (2014): Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, and Marco Perella. See more »

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Greg Kinnear's character is credited as "Don Anderson", however, he clearly introduced himself as "Don Henderson" to the cashier after ordering at Mickey's. See more »

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Don Anderson: It's the first rule of Marketing: Don't kill the customer.
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The 2nd set of end credits scroll from top to bottom in front of a conveyor belt with pre-processed hamburgers. See more »


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Moon Woman II
Written by Elvis Perkins
Performed by Elvis Perkins
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There's sh*t in the meat.
2 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't matter that there was a boatload of stars in this film; it is the story that counts.

When i saw the dude spit on the hamburger, I know I was in for trouble.

It is sad to see how the exec sold out and just went along to protect his livelihood when he knew there was something wrong going on.

I lived nine years next to these CAFOs - Controlled Animal Feed Operations. The flies were so bad that you could not go out at night. This was in town! When those West Texas winds whipped across the prairies in the Summer, you knew that wasn't dirt getting in your mouth. 50 pounds of p*ss and sh*t a day from each cow. Where i lived, we fed one million cows a year - 25% of the beef sold in the country. That's a lot of sh*t! The conditions in the meat packing plants were true. We had them and they did have constant accidents due to pushing the lines. It is a shame that we have people risking their lives to get these kinds of jobs because it makes their lives so much better.

Bruce Willis says to just cook it and you'll be all right. I am not so sure anymore.


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