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Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2011 (USA)
How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

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Susan Saladoff
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Chuck Allen Chuck Allen ... Himself
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Jay Angoff Jay Angoff ... Himself
David Arredondo David Arredondo ... Himself
Tom Baker Tom Baker ... Himself
Paul Bland Paul Bland ... Himself
Kenneth Canfield Kenneth Canfield ... Himself
Joan Claybrook Joan Claybrook ... Herself
Ralph Cook Ralph Cook ... Himself
Jennifer Diaz Jennifer Diaz ... Herself
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Al Franken ... Himself
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The McDonald's coffee case has been routinely cited by the media as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of the legal system. We will show how this case became so popular in the media, who funded the effort and to what end. We will tell the truth and let the audience decide if spilling hot coffee is really as profitable as they might otherwise believe. Written by Anonymous

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17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Music by Michael Mollura (as Michael R. Mollura) /BMI
Lyrics by Michael Mollura (as Michael R. Mollura), Cindy Lee and Susan Saladoff
Produced by Keith Kohn/ASCAP
Performed by Tara Hunnewell and Michael Mollura (as Michael R. Mollura)
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Hot Topic - good film
27 June 2011 | by msoystaSee all my reviews

This is the "other side" of the McDonalds coffee tale, along with a lot more interesting information on tort reform, the buying of judicial elections, and the signing away of our legal rights without our knowledge. While some may call it slanted to one side, the issues have been fully explored from the opposing view in the media, so I found this perspective very interesting.

Please don't limit yourself to just the coffee issue- this is not what the movie is about. There is a good bit of information packed into a rather short period of time, and while it might be a bit slow paced, it is better viewed completely. If you are interested in how big corporations skew our system in the United States, you will enjoy this film.


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