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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
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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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Taglines:

We're all on thin ice. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | News

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sight & Sound magazine conducts a poll every ten years of the world's finest film directors to find out the Ten Greatest Films of All Time. This poll has been going since 1952, and has become the most recognized poll of its kind in the world. In 2012 Cyrus Frisch voted for 'An Inconvenient Truth', commenting; "A few years after this film was made, global industry has become more aware of its impact on nature." 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

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon (2006) 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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A must see.
17 April 2006 | by chefboyargeeSee all my reviews

Plain and simple - all the negative comments here are from people that simply haven't seen it. See the movie before you try to disprove points that it's not trying to make. See the movie even if you think the globe is in a cooling pattern for some reason (then you can debate the evidence it lays out before you.) I for one have seen it, and it serves not as a political soapbox, but simply a filmed version of a presentation which Gore has been giving since for over 20 years - only to pick up where he left off after conceding the last election.

The film is a call to arms for us to fix a fixable problem, explaining the few things each individual can do to bring CO2 levels back down to where they were pre-1970's - On a whole - the film views a little like a college lecture, because it essentially is one. But the topic discussed is imperative.

Don't get bogged down by anyone trying to turn the film into a political issue. It's a right or wrong issue, plain and simple.

Just the facts ma'am.


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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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