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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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Credited cast:
Chuck Allen Chuck Allen ... Himself
Judy Allen Judy Allen ... Herself
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
Oliver Diaz Oliver Diaz ... Himself
Joanne Doroshow Joanne Doroshow ... Herself
Betty Farnham Betty Farnham ... Herself
Al Franken ... Himself
Marjorie Getman Marjorie Getman ... Herself
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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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Is justice being served?

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café Quente See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Never Alone (theme song to 'Hot Coffee')
Musicby Michael Mollura (as Michael R. Mollura)
Lyrics by Samantha Stollenwerck, and Susan Saladoff
Vocals by Samantha Stollenwerck /BMI/Shady Lady Publishing
Dusty Peach Records
Produced by Keith Kohn /ASCAP
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Excellent Excellent Excellent!
12 July 2011 | by dbrandt-105-586633See all my reviews

"Eye-opening indictment of the way big business spins the media." —Variety

"Stunning debut … Sends audiences out of the theater thinking in a brand new way." —Washington Post

"Entertaining, informative … vividly illuminating." —Hollywood Reporter

I can't top Variety and the Washington Post, but I can tell you "Hot Coffee" is an unbelievably informative story that questions the governments true intentions when it comes to tort reform and the mandatory arbitration argument.

I loved it and I hope you do to!


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