Fast Food Nation


About: 

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.

 

Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Richard Linklater
Producers: Jeremy Thomas, Malcolm McLaren
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Ricky Strauss, Chris Salvaterra, Ed Saxon
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancon, Wilmer Valderrama

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