To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.


Michael Moore


Michael Moore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moore ... Self
Johnny Fancelli Johnny Fancelli ... Self
Christina Fancelli Christina Fancelli ... Self
Lorena Lardini Lorena Lardini ... Self
Luigi Lardini Luigi Lardini ... Self
Annarita Lardini Annarita Lardini ... Self
Claudio Domenicali Claudio Domenicali ... Self
Salvatore Bernaducci Salvatore Bernaducci ... Self
Valérie Rano Valérie Rano ... Self
Krista Kiuru Krista Kiuru ... Self - Finnish Minister of Education
Pasi Majasaari Pasi Majasaari ... Self - High School Principal
Anna Hart Anna Hart ... Self - First Grade Teacher
Leena Liusvaara Leena Liusvaara ... Self - School Principal
Arttu Taipale Arttu Taipale ... Self - Finnish Student, year abroad in U.S.
Meghan Smith Meghan Smith ... Self - teacher, U.S. Native


To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man "invader" to take their ideas and practices for America. Whether it is Italy with its generous vacation time allotments, France with its gourmet school lunches, Germany with its industrial policy, Norway and its prison system, Tunisia and its strongly progressive women's policy, or Iceland and its strong female presence in government and business among others, Michael Moore discovers there is much that American should emulate. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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norway | tunisia | italy | france | germany | See All (66) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent images, drug use and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Moore is interviewing Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first democratically-elected female president in the world, a mosaic shows all the women who have been elected by their countries since. On the bottom row it shows Jenny Shipley, who was not actually elected by the New Zealand people, but by the National Party when Jim Bolger was forced to resign. See more »


At the beginning Moore list wars lost, among them Korea 1950. Korean war lasted 1950-53, it ended in a US/Allied tactical military victory but a strategic military and political stalemate. See more »


Michael Moore: I am an American. I live in a great country, that was born in genocide and built on the backs of slaves.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, we see a woman scaling a flagpole and cutting down a Confederate Battle Flag, while we hear a pair of men (presumably some sort of law-enforcement officers) requesting that she stop. Accompanying that scene are the words of Moore's battle cry: "Hammer. Chisel. Down." See more »

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23 December 2015 | by izadifarSee all my reviews

Just like Mr. Moore's previous works, brilliant, raw and based on the truth and statistics. The contrast was overwhelming and sickening but he finished it on a positive note. That if only we realize we, the people, realize we have all that it takes, we can bring the wall down, one hammer and chisel at a time. But as one of the guys in the movie said we have "a long way to go". He covered all the relevant issues of our today's society, from women's equal pay to nutrition, from student loans to bankers getting away with murder, from criminalization of drugs and its connection to race to police brutality, from an overworked and underpaid society to disappearance of middle class, from capital punishment to mistreatment of the incarcerated, and more....It is eye-opening and educational, to say the least and makes you wonder why we we "go home and are okay" with all of this. Because "nobody should be".

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Release Date:

25 February 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$897,034, 14 February 2016

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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