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 secrets?
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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, Wide Release
Gross USA: $12,785,093, 21 April 2017
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,945,747
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Dick McDonald rejects the idea of powdered milkshake mix by saying "What next, frozen French fries?" In fact, part of the success of McDonald's was adopting the use of frozen potatoes for their French fries, which required a new freezing technology developed by the J.R. Simplot Company. See more
For the franchise in Schaumburg Illinois, the multi story background building is incorrect for that time period. At the beginning of this scene it shows a four story building in the background which is not consistent for the type and tallness of buildings in Schaumburg, IL for the later 1950's. 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
Music for A Found Harmonium
Written by Simon Jeffes
(as Simon Harry Piers Jeffes)
Performed by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Courtesy of Virgin Records, LTD. under license from Universal Music Enterterprises See more