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. ...
Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.
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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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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
In all the scenes where a railroad crossing signal is visible, they are shown with modern crossing signals and aluminum red and white gates. None of this was available in the 50's. Railroads where primarily guarded by wig wag signals, a post with a cross-buck on it, older signals that had the word stop written vertically on for separate lights (traffic light style), and manually operated "A" frame gates (painted black and white back in the 50's) that were operated by a crossing guard in larger cities. Some signals had a short cantilever on them for a wig wag signal to hang pendulum style over a crossing. Alternating flashing lights were also used at some crossings. Back then everything was made out of steel and not aluminum like what is seen today. 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
Fifty Fifty Love
Written by Robert Shad
Performed by The Ramblers
Courtesy of Mainstream Time Records Group, Inc. See more