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A Snowmobile for George (2008)

Curious about why President Bush reversed regulations to phase out the two-stroke snowmobile, the filmmaker goes on the road to look at other acts of de-regulation. This rambunctious trip ... See full summary »


Todd Darling


Todd Darling
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Curious about why President Bush reversed regulations to phase out the two-stroke snowmobile, the filmmaker goes on the road to look at other acts of de-regulation. This rambunctious trip reveals political manipulation that caused the death of thousands of salmon on the Klamath River, suppressed water rules that resulted in a range war between ranchers and oil companies in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, and serious health consequences for firefighters, paramedics and Wall Street workers triggered by White House suppression of environmental regulations in the aftermath of 9-11. Written by Todd Darling

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Way More Than a Film About Snowmobiles - Weaves 9/11 Cover-Up with Salmon Kill in Oregon
12 January 2014 | by drakkar91See all my reviews

"A Snowmobile for George" is WAY MORE than a documentary about snowmobile pollution - trust me! It reminded me a lot of "Hot Coffee" which goes on to examine similar story lines.

In this documentary, I found myself intrigued as we traveled across America to learn (once again) how corrupt and worthless our elected government officials truly are. From killing salmon in Oregon, to invasive abuse of gas companies in Wyoming, the journey grows worse and worse at every turn.

No doubt die-hard fans of George Bush will think the film is bashing him, but it's simply stating facts. The production teams presents information and statistics leaving the viewer to form their own opinion. It's pretty obvious politicians lie, and this films puts their words against their actions.

As our journey continues from Yellowstone to Minnesota, we find our traveling (smoking) snowmobiler unable to even meet with the manufacturers themselves. Much like similar investigative documentaries, this one is troubling at every turn to see the pure abuse the government and many a big business has over the people.

As we arrive in New York City, the story takes a very unexpected turn as we learn more about government cover-up following September 11, 2001. This part alone is worthy of watching the entire documentary, and reminded me of the film "Loose Change".

Upon arrival to Washington DC, we learn what might be expected about why the government overturned a ban on this particular model of snowmobile known for mind-blowing pollution. The buzzwords in this film are deregulation and political power.

In the end, it's way less about the fight for snowmobiles to use public lands, and it's all about politics and government abuse. Don't let the title fool you - there's way more than snowmobiles riding in this great documentary.

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28 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Klamath River, California, USA See more »


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$700,000 (estimated)
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Highway De Lux See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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