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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director:

Davis Guggenheim

Writer:

Al Gore
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Al Gore ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy West ... (voice)
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Storyline

A documentary on the threat that climate change poses to the Earth - it's causes, effects and history and potential solutions to it. Presented by Al Gore through a lecture that he has given to audiences across the globe, plus through more introspective moments. Written by grantss

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A Global Warning See more »

Genres:

Documentary | News

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The comedic cartoon global warming PSA that is shown is from Futurama (1999). Gore's daughter Kristin Gore worked as a writer on that show. Additionally, Billy West, the star of the show, also appears in this film as a voice actor. See more »

Goofs

When Al Gore shows the slide of the ice core graph at the beginning of the movie (about 20 minutes in), the numbers on the y-axis are wrong - the average is at 0.5, and the negative numbers are flipped. This graph is correct in the book; the slide is wrong and therefore misleading. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Al Gore: You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this."
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are interleaved with tips on reducing your own carbon footprint. See more »

Connections

Edited into De wereld draait door: Episode #5.96 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need to Wake Up
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
Produced by Melissa Etheridge and David Cole
©2006 Songs of Ridge Road (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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You can fool some of the people all the time?
11 September 2006 | by shaun750-1See all my reviews

I suppose climate change is the new gospel music for ex politicians.

You know singers that are no longer in the charts suddenly start sining gospel and then they have a career again.

Weather has been around long before Al Gore discovered it. According to NASA car exhaust gases are a tiny fraction of the cause of global warming. There was global warming in the fourth century. We are coming out of a mini ice age from the middle ages. Since 1880 the temperature has risen by 0.6 of a degree. Every one realises that fossil fuels wont last for ever so why worry?? They will run out and then therm will be no need to tax everyone to death???


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$281,330, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$24,146,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,782,012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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