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Where to Invade Next (2015)

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To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moore ... Himself
Johnny Fancelli Johnny Fancelli ... Himself
Christina Fancelli Christina Fancelli ... Herself
Lorena Lardini Lorena Lardini ... Herself
Luigi Lardini Luigi Lardini ... Himself
Annarita Lardini Annarita Lardini ... Herself
Claudio Domenicali Claudio Domenicali ... Himself
Salvatore Bernaducci Salvatore Bernaducci ... Himself
Valérie Rano Valérie Rano ... Herself
Krista Kiuru Krista Kiuru ... Herself, Finnish Minister of Education
Pasi Majasaari Pasi Majasaari ... Himself, High School Principal
Anna Hart Anna Hart ... Herself, First Grade Teacher
Leena Liusvaara Leena Liusvaara ... Herself, School Principal
Arttu Taipale Arttu Taipale ... Himself, Finnish Student, year abroad in U.S.
Meghan Smith Meghan Smith ... Herself, teacher, U.S. Native
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To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man "invader" to take their ideas and practices for America. Whether it is Italy with its generous vacation time allotments, France with its gourmet school lunches, Germany with its industrial policy, Norway and its prison system, Tunisia and its strongly progressive women's policy, or Iceland and its strong female presence in government and business among others, Michael Moore discovers there is much that American should emulate. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for language, some violent images, drug use and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$897,034, 14 February 2016

Gross USA:

$3,827,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,664,756
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Moore is interviewing Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first democratically-elected female president in the world, a mosaic shows all the women who have been elected by their countries since. On the bottom row it shows Jenny Shipley, who was not actually elected by the New Zealand people, but by the National Party when Jim Bolger was forced to resign. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning Moore list wars lost, among them Korea 1950. Korean war lasted 1950-53, it ended in a US/Allied tactical military victory but a strategic military and political stalemate. See more »

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Michael Moore: I am an American. I live in a great country, that was born in genocide and built on the backs of slaves.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, we see a woman scaling a flagpole and cutting down a Confederate Battle Flag, while we hear a pair of men (presumably some sort of law-enforcement officers) requesting that she stop. Accompanying that scene are the words of Moore's battle cry: "Hammer. Chisel. Down." See more »

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I'm A Grown Man And I Literally Cried!
16 February 2016 | by interestingfunstuffSee all my reviews

We Americans have a lot to learn from other cultures. Most Americans think they are "the best" in the world - IN EVERYTHING - AND THAT'S UTTER NONSENSE! It's a form of social control used by various elites to keep the average American from knowing what is possible with the great wealth and power our country has accumulated. We have been brainwashed into taking crumbs and believing that's all we deserve from our society.

We are also deliberately kept ignorant about the rest of the world and how much better many countries treat their citizens - since our school systems pretend that most of the world outside of Mexico, Canada and a few large countries in Europe and Asia - simply doesn't exist. It outrageous. We are such fools!

I'm an extremely well-informed person and I didn't even know about half of what Michael Moore mentioned in his film! I can only imagine all the dunderheads out there who have never even heard the names of some of the countries mentioned in Where To Invade Next! Be curious about the rest of the world. It has a lot to teach us!


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