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Roger & Me (1989)

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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The story of a rebel and his mike.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Moore mentions this film in "Stupid White Men", saying that he has received many complaints about the rabbit dying, but none about the black man being shot, because society has become such that that is no longer seen as shocking. See more »

Quotes

[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

This film cannot be shown within the city of Flint. All the movie theatres have closed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Roger 'n' Me (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Talk To Me Baby
Music by Arthur Malvin
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Performed by Pat Boone
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User Reviews

 
a good movie with strong points, but not sure how much to believe
1 February 2005 | by hms4-1See all my reviews

I like the movie, and I found it to be very interesting. I did not like so much how Moore felt he had to make the documentary more humorous by making fun of the people he was defending. However, I felt Moore did a good job of showing the devastating effects of General Motors leaving the small town of Flint, Michigan. Although you can't be too certain on how accurate some points in the movie are, the general idea that the town suffered because Roger Smith invested in factories in Mexico with cheap labor was expressed. This documentary laid some valid points down to what was beginning to happen in America with jobs being outsourced. The effects on this small town are so severe, and as this all happened about 15 years ago, it seems much more of America is experiencing their problems. This documentary touched on outsourcing and its effects, which today is still becoming a problem. Overall, it makes a strong impression and is an important movie to watch.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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