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An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 24 January 2006 (USA)
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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Nader ... Himself
Pat Buchanan ... Himself
Howard Zinn ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alterman Eric Alterman ... Himself
Theresa Amato Theresa Amato ... Herself
Byron Bloch Byron Bloch ... Himself
David Bollier David Bollier ... Himself
Barry Burden Barry Burden ... Himself
Joan Claybrook Joan Claybrook ... Herself
Phil Donahue ... Himself
Andrew Egendorf ... Himself
Robert Fellmeth Robert Fellmeth ... Himself
Mark Green Mark Green ... Himself
William Greider William Greider ... Himself
Richard Grossman Richard Grossman ... Himself
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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

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Ralph Nader : How Do You Define a Legacy?


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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Неблагоразумный человек See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,813, 2 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$175,237, 11 May 2007
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Quotes

Ralph Nader: Let it not be said that this generation refused to give up so little in order to achieve so much.
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brilliant, in-depth examination of Nader and his societal interactions
9 January 2007 | by Bill DelpSee all my reviews

Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's An Unreasonable Man insightfully and objectively chronicles the life of Ralph Nader and his interactions with society. It is filled with fascinating, carefully chosen, artfully constructed sequences which replay beautiful and dark moments of the past 60 plus years and puts them into context. Many of Nader's most ardent critics and supporters are interviewed in this balanced and educational documentary which focuses on facts and mixes them with speculation and opinion. I was riveted to the preview screening I saw on a large TV. Its so fast-paced, information packed, emotional, exciting, engaging, enRaging, and occasionally hilarious that when seeing it in a movie theater you should buckle your seatbelts! Keep your cell phones turned off and your mind open when watching this critically important film. It reminds me of 2 of my favorite Akira Kurosawa films, High and Low and Ikiru in the ways it makes me think about the pursuit of justice, equality, hard work, investigation, society, corporate ruthlessness, governmental bureaucracy, and the power of an individual to make a difference (for good or ill). An Unreasonable Man also reminds me of these 2 Kurosawa masterpieces because of its attention to detail, mastery of the subject, and mastery of the documentary format. It gives you powerfully organized information in chronological order and copious amounts of vintage footage which has been fascinatingly and cleverly edited and lets you make up your mind about this powerful, fascinating, multi-faceted, and controversial subject, Ralph Nader.


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