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Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016)

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A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that allegedly showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.


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Credited cast:
Del Matthew Bigtree ... Himself
Mark F. Blaxill Mark F. Blaxill ... Himself
Michaela Blaxill Michaela Blaxill ... Herself
Baxter Burrowes Baxter Burrowes ... Himself
Cruz Burrowes Cruz Burrowes ... Himself
Dan Burton Dan Burton ... Himself
Jack Devereux Jack Devereux ... Himself
Nick Devereux Nick Devereux ... Himself
Tyler Dewitte Tyler Dewitte ... Himself
Lou Ealey Lou Ealey ... Himself
Sheila Ealey Sheila Ealey ... Herself
Temple Ealey Temple Ealey ... Himself
Ali Edwards Ali Edwards ... Herself
Jonathon Edwards Jonathon Edwards ... Himself
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards ... Himself


In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency's 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC. Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children's health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American... Written by Cinema Libre Studio

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The film they don't want you to see




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Release Date:

6 April 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

VAXXED - Die schockierende Wahrheit See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,339, 3 April 2016

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When the film was announced for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, documentarian Penny Lane wrote a virally-circulated letter condemning its inclusion in the lineup. Although festival head Robert De Niro defended the film's inclusion in a statement on March 25, 2016 (as he and Grace Hightower have an autistic son), the film was pulled from the line-up the next day on Tribeca's Facebook page. See more »


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No matter where you stand on the subject, it's a compelling must see.
18 April 2016 | by wardparry-565-385602See all my reviews

Vaxxed will leave something for everyone. It's a compelling and well executed documentary that is not, unlike many of it's predecessors, suffering from an identity crisis. You will walk away challenged, maybe compelled, but ultimately engaged in the debate one way or the other after watching this. Frankly, it's a good thing too. The conversation needs more involvement from people on both sides of the coin. Whether you embrace today's aggressive vaccination schedule as a necessary evil, or like a growing population are beginning to, big pharma overeach at the mercy of children's health, it is important that the conversation turn to one of data and research rather than emotion and antagonism. The Producers of Vaxxed dance a pretty fine line but manage to maintain data diversity and integrity for the most part. Yes, there's some dramatic music and dark soundbites to ratchet up the tension but what doc isn't taking a more threatrical line today. It's great cinema.

Right at the heart of the doc is a fantastic protagonist/antagonist depending on your perspective. This flawed but brilliant character leaves a Faustian mosaic across the 90 minutes and is compelling viewing.

Bobby DeNiro recently went on record as saying there is something there. And I found myself walking away agreeing with him. In the UK there isn't the violence in rhetoric that appears to mare the discussing in the US. We came to terms many years ago that when it comes to Pharma we're all guinea pigs - and that this applies to vaccines as much as it does Vioxx or any other problem drug. It seems that the US is a long way from this level of acceptance which is all the more reason to go watch Vaxxed and let the science do the talking for 90 minutes. And wherever you stand at the end of the movie at least you can say that was a worthwhile way to spend 90 minutes.

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