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King Corn (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary | 25 April 2009 (Japan)
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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Bledsoe Bob Bledsoe ... Himself - Bledsoe Cattle Company
Earl L. Butz Earl L. Butz ... Himself - Former Secretary of Agriculture (as Earl Butz)
Dawn Cheney Dawn Cheney ... Herself - Relative
Ian Cheney Ian Cheney ... Himself
Don Clikeman Don Clikeman ... Himself - Farmer
Elna Clikeman Elna Clikeman ... Herself - Farmer
Ken Cook Ken Cook ... Himself - Environmental Working Group
Loren Cordain Loren Cordain ... Himself - University of Colorado
Curt Ellis Curt Ellis ... Himself
Audrae Erickson Audrae Erickson ... Herself - Corn Refiners Association
Dean Jarrett Dean Jarrett ... Himself - Cattle Rancher
Sue Jarrett Sue Jarrett ... Herself - Cattle Rancher
Rich Johnson Rich Johnson ... Himself - Farmer
Farida Khan Farida Khan ... Herself - Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn
Steve Macko Steve Macko ... Himself - University of Virginia
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Storyline

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm Written by King Corn

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Plot Keywords:

corn | food | iowa | farm | processed food | See All (7) »

Taglines:

You are what you eat

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Царица полей See more »

Filming Locations:

Greene, Iowa, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,753, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,368, 2 December 2007
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Company Credits

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ITVS,Mosaic Films See more »
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Color:

Color (HDCAM)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Ian Cheney: [their 1 acre has been planted] Planting 31,000 seeds was not exactly a hands-on experience. But then again, it only took us 18 minutes.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) See more »

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A fun look at the un-fun facts
15 July 2008 | by zanderxoSee all my reviews

If you've read Micheal Pollan's book "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" the issues addressed in this movie will be more than familiar. The tone, however, is rather younger, more superficial, and lighter. Both are quite enjoyable, and highlight problems most folks would rather not think about. I'd suggest you read the book first, then watch the movie to get the aroma and visuals. It would also be nice if other "reviewers" would own up to a disclosure such as this one, now common and expected, for example, in reputable medical journals: I am not employed by, nor do I have any financial interest in, any of the industries discussed or affected by this movie.


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