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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
William Black William Black ... Self
Jimmy Carter ... Self (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Self (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Marcus Haupt Marcus Haupt ... Self
Baron Hill Baron Hill ... Self
Marcy Kaptur Marcy Kaptur ... Self
John McCain ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Self
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... Self
Sarah Palin ... Self (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Self (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Bernie Sanders ... Self
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Self (archive footage)
Wallace Shawn ... Self
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Storyline

Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore goes into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story also presents what a more hopeful future could look like. Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do? Written by Overture Films

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Genres:

Documentary | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Moore held the Detroit premiere in the movie theater located in the same building as the General Motors headquarters. He was denied entrance to his own premiere, once again, until he came in without cameramen and press a few hours later. See more »

Goofs

Moore mentions emails written by Citigroup to their wealthy clients and claims the emails say America is no longer a democracy; none of the emails actually say this. See more »

Quotes

Man with palsy: Please help me. I've been this way for over 20 years.
Jesus: I'm sorry. I cannot heal your preexisting condition. He'll have to pay out of pocket.
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Crazy Credits

Wal-Mart no longer takes out dead peasant policies on their employees. But they still call them "associates". See more »

Connections

Features Super Bowl XLIII (2009) See more »

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The Last Rose Of Summer
Written by Paddy Moloney
Performed by Deanna Durbin
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fascinating blend of the old and the new
23 September 2009 | by Film_DivaSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very impressed with the combination of comedy, tragedy, and historical explanation. Yes, there is a bit (or more) of playing to the camera by Moore himself--however, I enjoyed the grandstanding--kind of an investigative revenge fantasy to physically call attention to one of the biggest crime scenes ever. While the use of 1950s instructional film segments is played for laughs, other historical footage is literally breath-taking. My NY audience was utterly silent when we saw what FDR wanted to do, and might have done, had he lived longer. MY REQUEST, at least for the DVD version, would be to have more labels on the lesser-known political figures, so we could more readily identify the few, brave souls who spoke out in vain. I plan to see it again.


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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,964, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$14,363,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,436,509
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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