CreatorFox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Productions and HanWay Films, in association with BBC Films, present ; a Recorded Picture Company presentation ; directed by Richard Linklater ; written by Eric Schlosser & Richard Linklater ; produced by Jeremy Thomas, Malcolm McLaren
Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Dano, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancón, Wilmer Valderrama, Bruce Willis
Director of photography, Lee Daniel ; edited by Sandra Adair ; music by Friends of Dean Martinez
Inspired by the bestseller that revealed the unpleasant truths behind America's fast-food industry this program combines an all-star ensemble with riveting interlocking human stories. When a marketing executive for the Mickey's burger chain is told there's a nasty secret ingredient in his latest culinary creation he heads for the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate.
A fictionalized adaptation of the book: Fast food nation, the dark side of the all-American meal / by Eric Schlosser.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Linklater and Schlosser; "The manufacturing of 'Fast food nation'" (2007, 55 min., a documentary by Kevin Ford, produced by Ann Carli, photography/editing, Kevin Ford, all music by Skiesfalling, [a production of] RPC Coyote); 4 short flash animation films ("The meatrix", "The meatrix II : revolting", "The meatrix II 1/2", ["The backwards hamburger"], 15 min. total); photo gallery.
In English with optional language soundtrack in Spanish; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
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