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

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Written by Radical Face
Performed by Radical Face
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A bias documentary that makes you think, and hopefully also act.
4 September 2013 | by dheerisSee all my reviews

There is no doubt that this documentary, like so many others is bias, in this case bias towards a vegan diet, and they do seem to leave out facts for that very same reason. However watching documentaries you should know that this is often the case, and you should do your own research and form your own opinion based on other sources than just the film. That said, a documentary is supposed to make you think, and this certainly did that for me. It moved my perception of and curiosity about diet more than any other film or article has. Perhaps it was the astounding facts it presented me with, perhaps it is because I am already looking more at what I eat than I used to. At any rate I highly recommend watching this and forming your own opinion. It does not lecture you about morals of eating meat or tries to make you a vegan to protect the environment. While it does briefly touch on the subject of energy footprint in food production, its most important and dominant message is your health, plane and simple. Do you think meat is vital for you health and survival? The answer this film gives might surprise you.


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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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