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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joe Cross ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Badberg Amy Badberg ... Herself - Doctor
Merv Cross Merv Cross ... Himself - Joe's Father
Virginia Cross Virginia Cross ... Herself - Joe's Mother
Joel Fuhrman Joel Fuhrman ... Himself - Nutritionist
Tammy Hamlin Tammy Hamlin ... Herself - The Markey Health Food Store
Stacy Kennedy Stacy Kennedy ... Herself - Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Siong Norte Siong Norte ... Herself
Terry Pennington ... Himself - Owner of Terry's Gun and Pawn
Ronald Penny Ronald Penny ... Himself - Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of NSW, Medical Director, Good Health Solutions (as Prof. Ronald Penny)
Mandy Reinking Mandy Reinking ... Herself - Hotel Staff
Austin Staples Austin Staples ... Himself - Phil's Son
Barry Staples Barry Staples ... Himself - Phil's Brother (as Barry 'Bear' Staples)
Phil Staples ... Himself
William Staples William Staples ... Himself - Phil's Father
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers ... Written by Jamin Mendelsohn

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Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Followed by Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014) See more »

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Written by Colin Hay and Ronald Strykert
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This Flick Might Save Your Life...!
8 March 2012 | by hx1950See all my reviews

I watched this DVD today. The story it tells and info it imparts is an inspiration! If you are struggling with being overweight, watching might be the best 90+ minutes you can spend. I'm sure a lot of people will wring their hands about the value of juicing or the difference between juicing, blending and masticating. Don't get caught up in the small details. Yes, exercise isn't emphasized as much, but Phil is seen running,etc; It might be that the filmmakers considered exercise a given.YES! Exercise if you will in any form you safely can do. If you have problems with juicing, then eat the fruits and vegetables whole. Just get the stuff down and eliminate, as much as you can, processed/refined foods. If the idea of fasting w/juice (or eating whole fruit/veggies) for 60 days is repelling to you, then consider 30 days, or 10, or, heck, try 3 days, or 30 hours... I ordered my blender today...Amazon has a great selection. Take Care!


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