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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.

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Davis Guggenheim

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Al Gore
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Cast

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Al Gore ... Himself
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Billy West ... (voice)
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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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We're all on thin ice. See more »

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine unbequeme Wahrheit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$367,311, 28 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,808,111, 29 October 2006
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The DVD case in which the film is packaged is made from 100% recycled cardboard. See more »

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All of Al Gore's line graphs and charts start from the very bottom and go straight to the top. Not all line graphs and charts are like that. The Earth changes patterns, so the line charts/graphs should have gone up and down. See more »

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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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The very last credit says: An Inconvenient Truth - A carbon neutral production See more »

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I Need to Wake Up
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
Produced by Melissa Etheridge & David Cole
©2006 Songs of Ridge Road (ASCAP)
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Why is it so political and no not based on science?
5 October 2006 | by johnrusselsSee all my reviews

A hint I think may be gathered by the various comments on this thread.

I was quite amazed at the number of people who liked this film who want to make it "mandatory" or "compulsory".

I think this gives us a little bit of insight into the reason this film and the issue underlying it is so polarizing.

The Global Warming issue appeals a lot to people who want to force others to "do right". It appeals particularly to more "liberal" leaning people because it doesn't have to do with bedroom morality which is what usually gets conservatives who want to force you to "be good" going.

And that's the problem with the film. Al Gore is a politician. And a very successful one at that. He just can't help himself from appealing to those people who want to force others to do as they would. The political appeal is just too great.

And there we are left with a scientific issue that may be of huge importance, reduced to a political issue appealing to those in the body politic with a predilection to force other to "do right".

Another interesting question is how did the Environmental movement get hijacked by such people?


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