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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.

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Michael Moore

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Michael Moore
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Black William Black ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Himself (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Marcus Haupt Marcus Haupt ... Himself
Baron Hill Baron Hill ... Himself
Marcy Kaptur Marcy Kaptur ... Herself
John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Himself
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... Himself
Sarah Palin ... Herself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Bernie Sanders ... Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)
Wallace Shawn ... Himself
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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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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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USA

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,964, 27 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,359,793, 13 December 2009
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposing a "Second Bill of Rights" was believed to be lost until Michael Moore's film crew rediscovered it in a South Carolina library in 2008. See more »

Goofs

Moore claims the word capitalism isn't in the US Constitution. This wouldn't be possible anyway since the Constitution was drafted in 1788 and the first recorded English use of capitalism wasn't until 1792. See more »

Quotes

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Is this the United States Congress, or the board of directors of Goldman Sachs?
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A home is foreclosed in America every 7½ seconds. See more »

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Features Roger & Me (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues In C Minor
Written by Milt Jackson
Performed by Gregg August, Ben Waltzer, Rudy Royston, and Christos Rafalides
Produced by Lawrence Manchester
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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What you're not supposed to know
25 November 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Michael Moore has never been objective. No documentary maker ever was. When you chose a subject, you've already taken some kind of position and Moore doesn't try to hide what he thinks.

And he shows us worker's families being driven from their homes and brokers making profit on it. He shows business companies taking life insurances on their employed and taking all the money when the employed dies. He says that the Congress is in the hands of Wall Street and especially Goldman and Sachs. There are more examples.

The interesting question is why Michael Moore is so alone making these kind of films in the US. The answer is probably that the investors don't want him or anybody else to do them. They want to go on, treating the American people in the most terrifying ways. And since money seems to decide so much in that country, such films are very seldom made. But you're not supposed to know.


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