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Merchants of Doubt ()


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A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

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Cast

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Jamy Ian Swiss ...
Himself - Magician and Magic Historian
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Himself (as Stanton Glantz)
Sam Roe ...
Himself - Journalist, Chicago Tribune
Patricia Callahan ...
Herself - Journalist, Chicago Tribune
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Himself - Climate Scientist
John Passacantando ...
Himself - Former Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Bill O'Keefe ...
Himself - Former Chairman of Global Climate Coalition
Naomi Oreskes ...
Herself - Professor of the History of Science
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Himself (as Fred Singer)
Michael Shermer ...
Himself - Founder of The Skeptics Society
James Taylor ...
Himself - Self-Proclaimed Science and Economical Expert, Heartland Institute
Matthew Crawford ...
Himself - Former Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute
Marc Morano ...
Himself - Self-Proclaimed Environmental Journalist
Benjamin Santer ...
Himself - Climate Scientist (as Ben Santer)
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Himself - Climate Scientist (as Michael Mann)
Katharine Heyhoe ...
Herself - Climate Scientist
Tim Phillips ...
Himself - Chairman, Americans for Prosperity
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Himself - Republican Politician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Raymond ...
Himself - Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Robert Kenner

Written by

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Erik M. Conway ... (original book)
 
Robert Kenner ... ()
 
Naomi Oreskes ... (original book)
 
Kim Roberts ... ()

Produced by

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Robert Kenner ... producer
Dylan Nelson ... co-producer
Taki Oldham ... co-producer
Pierre Omidyar ... executive producer
Brian Pearle ... co-producer
Melissa Robledo ... producer
Jeff Skoll ... executive producer
Youtchi von Lintel ... co-producer
Diane Weyermann ... executive producer

Music by

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Mark Adler

Film Editing by

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Kim Roberts

Editorial Department

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Jonathan Bolerjack ... lead assistant editor
Ryan Loeffler ... assistant editor
Barb Steele ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Samantha Housman ... post-production manager
Benjamin Lindemuth-McRobie ... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge ... post-production manager

Art Department

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Brandon Arellano ... art department
John Hartman ... art department
Elizabeth Nakane ... art department

Sound Department

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Vince Balunas ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Greg Breazeale ... sound recordist
Candice Brunello ... sound effects editor (as Candice Baldwin)
Mario Cardenas ... sound recordist
Miriam Cole ... assistant sound editor
Doug Dunderdale ... sound recordist
Jacob Falls ... sound recordist
Stefani Feldman ... dialogue editor
Mark D. Fleming ... re-recording mixer
Paul Graff ... sound recordist
Ron Hyatt ... sound recordist
Jack Levy ... supervising sound editor
Matthew Manselle ... foley mixer
Eddie O'Connor ... sound recordist
Taki Oldham ... sound recordist
Richard Partlow ... foley artist
Mark Patino ... sound recordist
Jake Slaney ... sound recordist
Brian Straub ... foley artist
Matt Vogel ... sound recordist
Aaron Webster ... sound recordist

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Andy Lichtstein ... digital colorist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Barry Berona ... cinematographer
Lamar Bloodworth ... lighting technician
Brannon D. Brown ... Digital Imaging Technicians / digital imaging technician
Simon Cho ... lighting technician
John Connor ... assistant camera
Svetlana Cvetko ... addditional cinematography
Jon Else ... addditional cinematography
Lincoln Else ... additional camera
Ned Hallick ... lighting technician
Greg Karamov ... grip
Mike Lee ... grip
Don Lenzer ... director of photography
Ryan Loeffler ... additional camera
Matt Makar ... grip
Luis Manzo ... grip
Aram Martirosyan ... grip
Rob McCarthy ... lighting technician
Patrick McGraw ... Digital Imaging Technicians
Jay Redmond ... director of photography
Jason Salonon ... grip
Aaron Smith ... grip
Blake Smith ... grip
Matthew P. Stouppe ... grip (as Matt Stouppe)
Jon Tower ... lighting technician

Animation Department

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Syd Garon ... animation

Music Department

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Joanie Diener ... music editor
Bruce Gilbert ... music supervisor
Steve Kempster ... music score engineer
David Low ... orchestra contractor
Mark Robertson ... concertmaster
Nicole Weisberg ... music coordinator

Other crew

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Jon Brady ... production assistant
Mindy Bystrom ... transcription
Lisa Callif ... production counsel
Chris Drake ... production assistant
Ed Engel ... production assistant
Robert Fitzsimmons ... production assistant
Lisette Gesuden ... production assistant
DeMille Halliburton ... production insurance (as Demille Halliburton)
Jon Harmon ... production assistant
Ricky Henry ... production assistant
Laurel Hesse ... Transcription
Michaela Kobsa-Mark ... Transcription
William McKeen ... production assistant
Ali Meyung ... Transcription
Troy James Miller ... Main Title Producer
Dylan Nelson ... archival research
Taki Oldham ... archival research
James Parker ... production assistant
James Pride ... production assistant
Amy Rippe ... Transcription
Max Strebel ... production assistant
Ryan Thomas ... production assistant
Will Thomsen ... Transcription
Kiara Walker ... clearance legal assistant
Daniel Wright ... production assistant
Marianna Yarovskaya ... researcher
Sarah Zinn ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Propaganda (noun). 1. Derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Торговцы сомнениями (Russia)
  • Untitled Climate Project
  • Mercaderes de la duda (Mexico)
  • Süphe Tüccarlari (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Έμποροι αμφιβολιών (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $20,300, 08 Mar 2015

Did You Know?

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Goofs Roughly 59 minutes into the documentary it cuts to an interview with James Taylor of the Heartland Institute. In the background an office worker in a mobility scooter reverses into doorway. See more »
Quotes James Hansen: What we're up against is people who have a preferred answer, and so then they take the position of a lawyer. They're going to defend their client and they will only present you with the data that favors their client.
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