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. ...
In the world of business, it's founders keepers.
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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?
The real life "McDonald's #1" in Des Planes, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) still stands. It is now preserved as a museum that is surrounded by a low fence where visitors can walk up to the store and take pictures. Across the street, there is a newer, functioning McDonald's. See more
When Ray Kroc is looking at the map to plot his route to San Bernardino to visit the first McDonalds, the city of Irvine, CA is shown on the map. This is an error due to the fact that Irvine was not incorporated as a city until 1971, and the Irvine Company did not start developing in that area until the 1960s. 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 Fritz Urban and Chris Streigler
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