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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.

Director:

Richard Linklater
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilmer Valderrama ... Raul
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sylvia
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Coco
Juan Carlos Serrán Juan Carlos Serrán ... Esteban (as Juan Carlos Serran)
Armando Hernández Armando Hernández ... Roberto (as Armando Hernandez)
Greg Kinnear ... Don Anderson
Frank Ertl ... Jack
Michael D. Conway ... Phil (as Michael Conway)
Mitch Baker ... Dave
Ellar Coltrane ... Jay Anderson (as Ellar Salmon)
Dakota Edwards Dakota Edwards ... Stevie Anderson
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Debi Anderson
Luis Guzmán ... Benny (as Luis Guzman)
Bobby Cannavale ... Mike
Francisco Rosales Francisco Rosales ... Jorge
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Storyline

Don Anderson's marketing director for Mickey's fast food chain. He's the inventor of their bestselling hamburger, the Big One. Independent research has showm the presence of cow's feces in the Big One. Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to verify if the main supplier of Mickey's, beef is efficient as it appears, and the production process is up to code. During his investigation, he discovers the horrible truth behind a simple hamburger; the reality is not like It's portrayed. Don discovers what the mass production system involves, from the temp-workers like Amber, to the exploitation of irregular immigrants. It's not only the meat being is crushed in the machinery, but 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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

4 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$410,804, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$1,005,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,209,322
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Don Anderson: [Rudy lets him in through a barbwire fence] You should get a clicker.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits: During a presentation, Don pitches a new hamburger called "BBQ Big One". See more »

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Features Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005) See more »

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Cabeza de Mojado
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Rent the DVD and get the special features
1 May 2007 | by frederique-carreSee all my reviews

I read some of the comments made about this film. It does stay at a very superficial level and leaves the audience a bit "hungry" at the end (but not hungry for meat!). I would have wished for more insights - going deeper into the subject.

I saw some comments about the poor acting and I disagree. I think that all actors had a part and is was nice to bring some stars like Bruce Willis and Ethan Hawke.

I rent the DVD and I watched the special features which contain 3 episodes of "The Meatrix", starring Moopheus. The folks who created this cartoon delivered the same message as "Fast Food Nation" in less than 15 minutes - I learned as much and it was fun! I highly recommend.


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