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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

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Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Stein ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lili Asvar Lili Asvar ... Sara
Peter Atkins Peter Atkins ... Himself
Hector Avalos Hector Avalos ... Himself
Doug Axe Doug Axe ... Himself
Adam Behr Adam Behr ... Multiple animation voices (voice)
David Berlinski David Berlinski ... Himself
Walter Bradley Walter Bradley ... Himself
Bruce Chapman Bruce Chapman ... Himself
Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Caroline Crocker Caroline Crocker ... Herself
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins ... Himself
William Dembski William Dembski ... Himself (as William Albert Dembski)
Daniel C. Dennett Daniel C. Dennett ... Himself (as Daniel Dennett)
Michael Egnor Michael Egnor ... Himself
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Storyline

Academic freedom is being suppressed, says Ben Stein. He contends that professors from around the United States are being fired from their jobs for promoting, or even exploring the possibility of, intelligent design as an alternative to Darwinism. Stein interviews the expelled academics and other supporters of intelligent design. He also interviews the scientists in the mainstream, who support Darwinism. Stein links Darwinism to Nazism, Communism, eugenics and abortion. Vintage clips of educational films and Hollywood movies are used to illustrate points in a satirical way. Written by J. Spurlin

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Taglines:

Big science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom...What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel!

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some disturbing images and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossroads See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,970,848, 20 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,690,545
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(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was promoted by Motive Marketing, who created several novel initiatives to raise interest in the movie. The "Expelled Challenge" provided schools with $5 to $10 for each "Expelled" ticket stub from the first two weeks of the film's release, up to a maximum of $10,000. To "maximize your school's earning potential" they suggest a "school-wide mandatory field trip". "Adopt-A-Theatre" will provide $1000 to the five largest group ticket bookings. Anyone who took a group of 25 or more to see the movie could send in for a free Ben Stein "bobblehead" doll. See more »

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When entering a building, a plastic/glass divider (clearly motion activated) opened for Ben Stein, but then also spontaneously opened again for the camera man. See more »

Quotes

David Berlinski: Suppose we find, simply as a matter of fact, that our scientific inquiries point in one direction: a creator. Why should we eliminate that from discussion? 'Strang verboten'? How come? Why?
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The guys working with science has kept bad ideas out of the classroom...What they forgot is that every generation has its Retards!
16 May 2009 | by fosterjv2See all my reviews

Yes Ben Stine, there is a conspiracy against you. Normal people Like to call it REALITY! There is a reason why people don't take intelligent design seriously, and that's because it requires the existence of a variable that does not appear to be real. look, there is nothing to suggest that god even exists, other than some ancient documents. I don't mean to offend any one. whether you thing God made every thing or you think that it is just stupid it does not matter. It just isn't science. You can belief what ever you like. As long as you admit that it is just what you believe you don't have to defend it. but when you claim it to be a fact then you have to deal with peer review, a process of which many enter and few come out. There is a reason why intelligent design is not allowed in schools. it's because the theory was intellectually gutted decades ago.

Don't see this movie, it only encourages him. (by the way dose any body else think that it's ironic that he is preaching freedom but at the same time he attacks gay rights?)


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