7.6/10
593
34 user 13 critic

Fuel (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 September 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:14 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Josh Tickell)

Writer:

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Food, Inc. (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner
Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb
GasLand (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox
Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson
Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde
Fuel II (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Fuel is the story of a young man's struggle to save his girl from an abusive environment. Emilio discovers that he has the ability to run incredibly fast. With the hope of a scholarship, he... See full summary »

Director: Oktay Ortabasi
Stars: Lauren Anthony, Will Beinbrink, Brian Bogulski
Pump (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

Directors: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Stars: Adhemar Altieri, Greg Anderson, Edwin Black
Helen (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
Stars: Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, Lauren Lee Smith
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Himself / narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Herself - Senator - California
... Himself - Founder, Virgin Group
... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
... Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist
... Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre ... Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ... Josh's brother
... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze ... Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta
... Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate
... Himself, Environmental Expert
... Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ... Himself - Congressman, Washington
Edit

Storyline

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us. Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. Written by Rebecca Harrell

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Горючее  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,386, 20 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$173,783, 30 October 2009
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Josh Tickell' was showing a rough edit of "FUEL", then titled "Fields of Fuel", to small audiences in order to raise money in the fall of 2007. Robert Redford was shown a copy, and insisted the film be shown at Sundance in January of 2008. With less than a month to prepare the film for the film festival, Josh had to enlist the help of dozens of volunteers, and work day and night. Josh was very ill with the flu, and completely exhausted while promoting the film at Sundance. After an all-night edit, two copies of the film were flown from LA to Salt Lake City just hours before the first sold-out screening. Two vehicles left for the airport in horrendous weather, each to grab one copy and bring it to the theater. The lanes heading back to Park City were completely blocked by trucks stuck in the snow. Both copies made it to the theater with less than an hour to spare. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Do yourself a favor and watch this film!
16 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS FILM. Coming from the perspective of someone who knows very little U.S. energy consumption or the politics surrounding it, I found the film extremely accessible, clear, and captivating. It enlightened me on the big picture (which until seeing this film seemed overwhelming and unapproachable), gave me a sense of hope, and empowered me as the average citizen with simple things I can do to be a part of the solution. I was touched and inspired by FUEL and came away with a whole new outlook on the world and life itself!

Synopsis (from the FUEL website): Most Americans know we've got a problem: an addiction to oil that taxes the environment, entangles us in costly foreign policies, and threatens the nation's long-term stability. But few are informed or empowered enough to do much about it. Enter Josh Tickell, an expert young activist who, driven by his own emotionally charged motives, shuttles us on a revelatory, whirlwind journey to unravel this addiction — from its historical origins to political constructs that support it, to alternatives available now and the steps we can take to change things. Tickell tracks the rising domination of the petrochemical industry — from Rockefeller's strategy to halt ethanol use in Ford's first cars to the mysterious death of Rudolph Diesel at the height of his engine's popularization, to our government's choice to declare war after 9/11, rather than wean the country from fossil fuel. Never minimizing the complexities of ending oil dependence, Tickell uncovers a hopeful reality pointing toward a decentralized, sustainable energy infrastructure. Sweeping and exhilarating, Tickell's passionate film goes beyond great storytelling; it rings out like a bell that stirs consciousness and makes individual action suddenly seem consequential.


21 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial