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Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 4 May 2007 (UK)
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An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director:

Richard Linklater
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilmer Valderrama ... Raul
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sylvia
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Coco
Juan Carlos Serrán Juan Carlos Serrán ... Esteban (as Juan Carlos Serran)
Armando Hernández Armando Hernández ... Roberto (as Armando Hernandez)
Greg Kinnear ... Don Anderson
Frank Ertl ... Jack
Michael D. Conway ... Phil (as Michael Conway)
Mitch Baker ... Dave
Ellar Coltrane ... Jay Anderson (as Ellar Salmon)
Dakota Edwards Dakota Edwards ... Stevie Anderson
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Debi Anderson
Luis Guzmán ... Benny (as Luis Guzman)
Bobby Cannavale ... Mike
Francisco Rosales Francisco Rosales ... Jorge
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Storyline

Don Anderson is the marketing director for Mickey's fast food chain. He's the inventor of their bestselling hamburger, the Big One. Independent research has shown the presence of cow's feces in the Big One. Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to verify if the main supplier of Mickey's beef is efficient as it appears, and the production process is up to code. During his investigation, he discovers the horrible truth behind a simple hamburger; the reality is not like it's portrayed. Don discovers what the mass production system involves, from the temp-workers like Amber to the exploitation of irregular immigrants. It's not only the meat being crushed in the machinery, but our society. Written by 1felco

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Truth Is Hard To Swallow See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film features four castmembers from director Richard Linklater's Boyhood (2014): Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, and Marco Perella. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Amber and her friend are driving and talking about going to a college party, an HEB grocery sign is clearly visible in the background. This grocery is only located in Texas, so therefore the girls in Colorado wouldn't be driving by it. See more »

Quotes

Harry Rydell: It is a sad fact of life, Don, but the truth is we all have to eat a little shit from time to time.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits: During a presentation, Don pitches a new hamburger called "BBQ Big One". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Wilmer Valderrama (2006) See more »

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Gasolina
Written by Daddy Yankee (as Ramon Ayala)
Performed by Daddy Yankee
Courtesy of El Cartel Records
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A healthy dose of much needed reality
25 September 2006 | by sviau81See all my reviews

This movie is a fast food chain's worst nightmare. The trans fats, chemicals and artificial flavors these corporations pump into their so-called "food" has been slowly killing a generation of children for long enough, and finally someone's come out with a film revealing the inner workings of this dishonest and dangerous industry. The imagery is compelling, with a convincing and talented cast. This is the payback fast food corporations have needed for a long time coming. Hopefully many will see this movie and walk away better educated in order to live a longer, happier, and most importantly, healthier life. Watch out for fast food industry propagandists posing as film critics in order to discredit this film, their future and income very well depends on the ignorance of the general population. (Cigarette corporations anyone?)


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Release Date:

4 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Coyote See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$410,804, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$1,005,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,209,322
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1.85 : 1
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