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Killer at Large (2008)

An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

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Credited cast:
Richard Atkinson ... Himself - Director, Obetech Obesity Research Center
Denise Austin ... Herself - President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (archive footage)
Brooke Bates ... Herself
Richard Berman ... Himself - Center for Consumer Freedom (archive footage)
Shmuley Boteach ... Himself - Author, Television Host (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Sam Brownback ... Himself - U.S. Senator, (R-KS)
... Himself - Author, Food Fight
... Himself (archive footage)
Earl L. Butz ... Himself - Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-1976 (archive footage)
Richard Carmona ... Himself - U.S. Surgeon General, 2002-2006 (archive footage)
... Himself - 42nd President of the United States (archive footage)
Deborah Cohen ... Herself
Ann Cooper ... Herself - Author, Lunch Lessons (as Chef Ann Cooper)
... Himself (archive footage)
Morgan Downey ... Himself - Executive Vice President, NAASO
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An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

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8 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture declined numerous interview requests. The last voice mail received from them said, "We have no one here qualified to talk to you about agriculture." See more »

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Richard Carmona - U.S. Surgeon General, 2002-2006: Obesity is the terror within. And unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event you can point out to me.
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When you see something really-really yummy to eat (Mmm! Mmm!) - Are your eyes bigger than your stomach?

According to this 2008 documentary - America is, literally, going to fat. And, by the looks of it - It ain't a pretty picture.

"Killer At Large" tells the somewhat convoluted, the sometimes contradictory, and the often-times condescending story of the mighty shaky politics of American fast-food addiction.

One of the main concerns here has to do with the influential snack-food industry who are deliberately encouraging and manipulating the easily-seduced public (especially the kids) to fill their faces with junk-food.

IMO - This "health-concern" presentation had its good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments, too.

*Note* - It really killed me that some of the "informed" health experts who were interviewed here (and were adamantly complaining about the horrors of America's obesity epidemic) were, in fact, quite over-weight themselves.


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