Fast Food Nation

Release date: November 17, 2006
(limited)

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director: Richard Linklater

MPAA Rating: R (for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content)

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Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Avril Lavigne, Wilmer Valderrama, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ashley Johnson, Ana Claudia Talanc├│n, Patricia Arquette, Esai Morales

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear)-a marketing executive at Mickey's Fast Food Restaurant chain, home of "The Big One"-has a problem. Contaminated meat is getting into the frozen patties of the company's best-selling burger. To find out why, he'll have to take a journey to the dark side of the All-American meal.Leaving the cushy confines of the company's Southern California boardroom for the immigrant-staffed slaughterhouses, teeming feedlots and cookie cutter strip malls of Middle America, what Don discovers is a "Fast Food Nation" of consumers who haven't realized it is they who are being consumed by an industry with a seemingly endless appetite for fresh meat. When it was published in 2001, "Fast Food Nation" quickly became a New York Times bestseller, with its no-holds-barred, non-fiction exploration of "the dark side of the All-American meal." The big screen version "Fast Food Nation" is a dramatic feature penned by "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser and Oscar® nominee Richard Linklater, who also serves as director. Explains Linklater: "The movie is not a documentary, but a character study of the lives behind the facts and figures. I'm more interested in fiction than non-fiction. You get to the point through human storytelling."

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