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Slacker Uprising (2007)

Captain Mike Across America (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 September 2008 (USA)
Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation."

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Michael Moore

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Michael Moore ... Himself
Eddie Vedder ... Himself
Robert Ellis Orrall Robert Ellis Orrall ... Himself
Steve Earle ... Himself
Celeste Zappala Celeste Zappala ... Herself
Eric Blickenstaff Eric Blickenstaff ... Himself
Anthony Pietsch Anthony Pietsch ... Himself
Dante Zappala Dante Zappala ... Himself
Tim Goodrich Tim Goodrich ... Himself
Abdul Henderson Abdul Henderson ... Himself
Bill Scragg Bill Scragg ... Himself
Fred D'Amato Fred D'Amato ... Himself
Mike Hoffman Mike Hoffman ... Himself
Peter Buck Peter Buck ... Himself
Michael Stipe ... Himself
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Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation."

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They slept till noon... but still had time to vote

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English

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23 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Michael Moore's Uprising See more »

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Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Moore decided to make the film available for free download to North America's residents for 3 weeks, starting on September 23, 2008. See more »

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Carolyn
Written Eli David, Pervere Miller, John Weis Cox, Daniel Joshua Edinburg, Spencer Dalles Swain
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Pretty stirring stuff....
24 September 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Firstly, this is a film that is really about more than just raising awareness of the need to vote.

It comes across as a film about the right to protest, the right to object, the right to meet, and the right to live in a democracy.

Whatever your political persuasion a good society needs its Michael Moore's, he's a voice of conscience, a voice that says what needs to be said when no-one else will do. He is doing what MLK and Bob Dylan did in the 1960s, what Democrates did in the Agora in Ancient Greece... Michael Moore is the voice of the underdog for a new generation - who genuinely cares that the excluded, the poor, the workers, and the unemployed are Americans too.

Even if you hate MM, and really disagree with everything he's ever made, you should still agree that his films are a voice that is allowed to be heard.

The documentary itself is without a doubt good propaganda for the Democratic vote, but it also pretty good entertainment - it is very funny, and very, very poignant in places...

....And the students love him.

Pretty stirring in places, with some good live music thrown in, MM is an excellent orator - let's just hope he never becomes a politician - even though he's got the chops for it - because he is the living proof that to hope is to be an American. And that one person can by getting off his or her slacker behind remind us what is means to care for We, the People rather than just Me...

Definitely worth the free download...


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