After General Motors closes its factory in Flint, Michigan, eliminating 35,000 jobs, filmmaker Michael Moore undertakes a quixotic quest to interview General Motors' chairman, Roger B. Smith.

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Michael Moore

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Michael Moore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moore ... Self
Roger B. Smith Roger B. Smith ... Self
Rhonda Britton Rhonda Britton ... Self - Pets or Meat Lady
Fred Ross Fred Ross ... Self - Eviction Deputy
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Kaye Lani Rae Rafko ... Self (Miss America)
James Blanchard James Blanchard ... Self
James Bond James Bond ... Self
Pat Boone ... Self
Anita Bryant ... Self
Karen Edgely Karen Edgely ... Self
Bob Eubanks ... Self
Ben Hamper Ben Hamper ... Self
Dinona Jackson Dinona Jackson ... Self
Timothy Jackson Timothy Jackson ... Self
Tom Kay Tom Kay ... Self
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A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The story of a rebel and his mike.

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Documentary

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Trivia

The robot featured in the "My Buddy" segment from Autoworld is located in the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI. The Roger and Me premiere banner and original cardboard stand up sign are located just a few feet from the robot but no connection is mentioned. See more »

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[first lines]
Michael Moore: I was kind of a strange child. My parents knew early on that something must have been wrong with me. I crawled backwards until I was two... It all began when my mother didn't show up at my first birthday party, 'cause she was off having my sister, and dad tried to cheer me up by letting me eat the whole cake. I knew then, there had to be more to life than this.
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Crazy Credits

The Flint Plasma Center is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday and Sunday, they're closed. See more »


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Ballad of Progress
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Music by Cleffer Bernie Wayne
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American Blue collar worker.
13 May 2008 | by pk-2See all my reviews

The best documentary i have viewed. This is a powerful indictment of American Corporate greed and the results to the blue collar worker. Who pay the price by loosing there job with the only trade they knew how to do since joining the workforce. Yes, like the one user mentioned, Govt. has something to do with the way companies function with there laws, tax's, and tariffs. But you can't tell me that these rich companies with allot of political power in Govt. Can't just stand up and say, No. Your hurting our company with these laws. But why would they care. All Ceo's and upper management have there golden parachutes. You can say what you want about all of Moore's movies, but if they were really so full of crap like so many believe, Where are all the lawsuits. There's none, because for the most part he's telling the truth. People who hate Moore are the same, Well off Middle and or Upper class, with no worries. You won't find too many poor people or people who lost there only job they know how to do, calling Moore a fraud and bum. Because they know the truth of what greed does. The Gordon Gecko's of the world still exist. And thats a damn shame.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Humorous Look at How General Motors Destroyed Flint, Michigan See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,253, 25 December 1989

Gross USA:

$6,706,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,706,368
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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