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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.

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Black William Black ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Himself (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Marcus Haupt Marcus Haupt ... Himself
Baron Hill Baron Hill ... Himself
Marcy Kaptur Marcy Kaptur ... Herself
John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Himself
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... Himself
Sarah Palin ... Herself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Bernie Sanders ... Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)
Wallace Shawn ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Movie See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposing a "Second Bill of Rights" was believed to be lost until Michael Moore's film crew rediscovered it in a South Carolina library in 2008. See more »

Goofs

Moore claims the word capitalism isn't in the US Constitution. This wouldn't be possible anyway since the Constitution was drafted in 1788 and the first recorded English use of capitalism wasn't until 1792. See more »

Quotes

Don Regan: [to Ronald Reagan] You're gonna have to speed it up.
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Crazy Credits

After Moore asks the audience to rise up with him, the screen shows: "To find out how much you're worth to your boss dead go to www.deadpeasants.biz" See more »


Soundtracks

Godfather Love Theme
Composed by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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The theater was completely silent
2 October 2009 | by pefrssSee all my reviews

I saw the movie last night at a free screening. The theater was packed and after the movie started you could not hear a sound from the audience for the rest of the two hours besides two or three times when applause errupted.

You could feel that everybody in the audience really got the message.

I only hope that Michael's parting words will come true and everybody will join his fight. As long as we are being led like pigs to the slaughter nothing will change. We have to stand up against the insurance companies, the exploiting employers, the greedy merchants, the predatory lenders. If we all say no, things will change.

I will not be punished again for pre-existent conditions, car accidents caused by somebody else, retributions because somebody stole my wallet and I was punished. I will not fall buy trash anymore which breaks in a short time and cannot be repaired. I will not be talked into buying useless gimmicks which change every few months. etc.etc.

Thank you Michael Moore, without you, I would have lost hope a long time ago.


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