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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Movie See more »

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Moore: [Flint] Talks about the poor economy and conditions in Flint, Michigan. 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

Michael Moore: Do you have any advice for me?
Wall Street Professional: Don't make any more movies.
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Crazy Credits

The foreclosure company has moved out of Flint, leaving only a PO Box and more unemployed workers behind. See more »

Connections

Features Roger & Me (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

L' Internationale
Composed by Pierre De Geyter
Authored by Eugène Pottier
Produced by Bob Golden for Savvy Kat Music
Arranged by Bob Golden and Jon Dryden
Performed by Tony Babino
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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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