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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.

Director:

Steven Greenstreet
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Richard Atkinson Richard Atkinson ... Himself - Director, Obetech Obesity Research Center
Denise Austin Denise Austin ... Herself - President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (archive footage)
Brooke Bates Brooke Bates ... Herself
Richard Berman Richard Berman ... Himself - Center for Consumer Freedom (archive footage)
Shmuley Boteach Shmuley Boteach ... Himself - Author, Television Host (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Sam Brownback Sam Brownback ... Himself - U.S. Senator, (R-KS)
Kelly Brownell ... Himself - Author, Food Fight
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Earl L. Butz Earl L. Butz ... Himself - Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-1976 (archive footage)
Richard Carmona Richard Carmona ... Himself - U.S. Surgeon General, 2002-2006 (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself - 42nd President of the United States (archive footage)
Deborah Cohen Deborah Cohen ... Herself
Ann Cooper Ann Cooper ... Herself - Author, Lunch Lessons (as Chef Ann Cooper)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Morgan Downey 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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obesity | expose | See All (2) »

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Obesity Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$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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Sam Brownback - U.S. Senator: We may be producing a generation of children whose life expectancy isn't as long as our own and shame on us.
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similar to food inc.
16 July 2009 | by aptpupil79See all my reviews

as good as food inc. and a good companion piece. this one talks more about the culture that has led to the obesity epidemic, though it does address some of the same issues as food inc and future of food. this has better guests overall than either of those two films including the obligatory organic farmer and Michael pollan (author of the omnivore's dilemma who has been doing the rounds lately) as well as Ralph Nader, Neil labute, teachers, and other food experts. all these documentaries are at their core the same: they present the problem and trot out many of the same guest and then provide some examples of solutions. formulaic, but this one is pretty good. B+.


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