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.

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Lee Fulkerson

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Lee Fulkerson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Fulkerson Lee Fulkerson ... Self - Narrator
Matthew Lederman Matthew Lederman ... Self - Doctor (as Matthew Ledderman M.D.)
Alona Pulde Alona Pulde ... Self - Doctor (as Alona Pulde M.D.)
T. Colin Campbell ... Self - Doctor (as T. Colin Campbell Ph.D.)
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. ... Self - Doctor (as Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D.)
Joey Aucoin Joey Aucoin ... Self - Landscape Developer
John McDougall ... Self - Doctor (as John McDougall M.D.)
Connie Diekman Connie Diekman ... Self - Director of University Nutrition, Washington University (as Connie Diekman MEd RD FADA)
Pam Popper ... Self - Executive Director, The Wellness Forum (as Pam Popper N.D.)
Doug Lisle Doug Lisle ... Self - Doctor (as Doug Lisle Ph.D.)
Terry Mason Terry Mason ... Self - Chicago Commissioner of Health (as Terry Mason M.D.)
San'Dera Brantley-Nation San'Dera Brantley-Nation ... Self - Diabetes Sufferer
Junshi Chen Junshi Chen ... Self - Doctor & Scientist (as Junshi Chen Ph.D.)
Cammie Aucoin Cammie Aucoin ... Self - Joey's Relative
Jason Aucoin Jason Aucoin ... Self - Joey's Relative
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Storyline

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug and major medical operations have become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces ... Written by Brian L. Wendel

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health | vegan | food | diabetes | cancer | See All (26) »

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Warning - This movie could save your life!

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kristen Bell became vegan after watching this film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diane Sawyer: The average American now carries around 23 extra pounds.
Jim Hooker: Heart disease and stroke will claim the lives of 460,000 American women...
Ben Tracy: ...69 grams of fat - you could actually save 12 grams of the fat and half the calories if you simply ate an entire stick of butter.
Billl Sardi: We're talking about diabetes and hypertension, and bones diseases, osteoporosis...
Dr. Holly Phillips: Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in American men.
reporter: Doctors say we really need to eat less red and processed meat.
Billl Sardi: ...and arterial ...
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Connections

Referenced in Growth: The DC VegFest (2016) See more »

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Welcome Home
Written by Radical Face
Performed by Radical Face
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Great & important information, really bad filmmaking
13 March 2012 | by GormanBechardSee all my reviews

I would rate this a 10 for the information contained in the film.

But I'd rate it a 2 for filmmaking.

But the information is more important, thus the non-averaged score of 8.

This is one of those movies where you have such amazing and important information being given to the viewer, but it's done in such a badly constructed way that it's difficult to watch. The narration is about as boring as any I've every heard. There's no narrative line, so to speak. The filmmaker had no idea how to tell the amazing story he was trying to tell. And the sound is truly awful at times. But that said, the information contained here is something we ALL should see and hear and understand. So, if you put it on, and are immediately turned off as to how bad it is, stick with it. You will learn how to live a longer healthier life, and for that we can forgive the bad filmmaking.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Forks Over Knives See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,645, 9 January 2011

Gross USA:

$739,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$739,561
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Monica Beach Media See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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