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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

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Michael Moore

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Michael Moore
4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
William Black William Black ... Self
Jimmy Carter ... Self (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Self (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Marcus Haupt Marcus Haupt ... Self
Baron Hill Baron Hill ... Self
Marcy Kaptur Marcy Kaptur ... Self
John McCain ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Self
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... Self
Sarah Palin ... Self (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Self (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Bernie Sanders ... Self
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Self (archive footage)
Wallace Shawn ... Self
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Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore goes into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story also presents what a more hopeful future could look like. Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do? Written by Overture Films

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Trivia

This is Michael Moore's first documentary to be distributed by a non-Weinstein studio since Roger & Me (1989). See more »

Goofs

The film depicts a boarded-up house in Bellington, WA; there is no such city in Washington state. It likely meant to say Bellingham, WA. See more »

Quotes

Michael Moore: You know, I can't really do this anymore, unless those of you who are watching this in the theater want to join me. I hope you will. And please... speed it up.
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Crazy Credits

A home is foreclosed in America every 7½ seconds. See more »


Soundtracks

Pardon The Phlebitis
from Frost/Nixon (2008)
Written by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe
Performed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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Conclusive proof of Congressional corruption beyond a shadow of a doubt
4 October 2009 | by barbadosdagnySee all my reviews

1. You know the document Hank Paulsen "forced" the top 9 banks to sign to take billions in dollars in a one page letter? Did you know it contained one sentence, "This agreement cannot be reviewed by any court" clause, putting all of them above the laws you and I have to follow or be jailed? This one minute of the film is worth the price of the ticket. It conclusively proves the corruption, fraud, and taxpayer theft going on right before our eyes by our congressional representatives. 2. Delete a few f**ks, and this would be a "G" rated movie. Why would Michael Moore accept a very undeserved "R" rating? 3. Every fact stated in the movie can be proved. So why do his critics say he lies just to make money? Every moviegoer has been affected by the facts so brilliantly portrayed. Yet they prefer keeping their heads in the sand while their grandchildren are saddled with so much phony debt. 4. Michael didn't include it, but Goldman Sachs' tax rate last year was One Per Cent of their profits. Try paying a one per cent tax rate on your earnings and see what happens. 5. See this movie and tell your friends.


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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,964, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$14,363,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,436,509
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1.85 : 1
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