1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac. ...
You've had their food, but do you know their story?
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20 January 2017 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Hambre de poder
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,404,102,
22 January 2017
Gross USA: $12,785,093
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,945,747
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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At one point, Ray Kroc listens to a fictional record of "The Power Of The Positive" written by a fictional author with the name of Dr. Clarence Floyd Nelson. Some great inspirational quotes of positivity and the importance of persistance and determination can be heard in the background. These quotes are highly inspired from the words of some great speakers such as Calvin Coolidge, Ralph Waldo Emerson and more. The same words are used by Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) in the final scene before he heads out with his wife to tell the people how he found McDonald's. See more
Scenes in San Bernardino, supposedly in 1954, show vehicles with California license plates with black letters on a yellow background (as they were from 1947-51). From 1951 until 1955 the plates were black with yellow letters. They did change to black on yellow in 1956 until changing back to yellow on black in 1963. See more
I know what you're thinkin'... What the heck do I need a 5-spindle for... when I barely sell enough milkshakes to justify my single-spindle. Right? Wrong. Are you familiar with the notion of the chicken or the egg Mr. Griffith, I mentioned... that there'd be costs. Well, I think it applies here. Do you not need the multimixer because, well heck, you're not selling enough milkshakes. Or are you not selling enough milkshakes because you don't have a multimixer? I firmly believe it's ...
During the opening/closing credits, the real Ray A Kroc is heard giving an interview about how he came to buy out McDonald's. See more
Written by Jim Cox
, Steve Lindsey
Performed by The Troubled Teenagers See more