Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

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Overview

Overweight Australian filmmaker Joe Cross attempts to wrestle back control of his failing health during a cross-country trek in which he engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and obesity in this lighthearted documentary addressing a deadly serious subject. Clocking in at 310 pounds and pumped full of steroids to battle a debilitating autoimmune disorder, Cross realized that he would soon be dead if he didn't make some major lifestyle changes. But pharmaceuticals were only treating his symptoms, and...
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Overview

Overweight Australian filmmaker Joe Cross attempts to wrestle back control of his failing health during a cross-country trek in which he engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and obesity in this lighthearted documentary addressing a deadly serious subject. Clocking in at 310 pounds and pumped full of steroids to battle a debilitating autoimmune disorder, Cross realized that he would soon be dead if he didn't make some major lifestyle changes. But pharmaceuticals were only treating his symptoms, and no doctor seemed capable of providing the long-term care and support it would take to turn his life around. Desperate, Cross loads up his car with a juicer and a generator, and pledges to survive on nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Not long after his journey begins, Cross quickly realizes that he's well on his way to ending his growing dependence on prescription drugs. His body has begun to heal itself, and as the process continues, Cross attempts to prove just how empowering it can be to take responsibility for our own health.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's audio commentary ; Additional scenes & testimonials - more than 90 minutes of additional material
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • UPC: 804879167693
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Passion River
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,090

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Joe Cross Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Kurt Engfehr Director, Screenwriter
Alison Amron Co-producer, Editor
Dondi Bastone Musical Direction/Supervision
Alison Hodson Executive Producer
Robert MacDonald Executive Producer
Me Manning Score Composer
Daniel Marracino Cinematographer
John Miller-Monzon Co-producer
Stacey Offman Producer
Christopher Seward Co-producer, Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
1. G'Day Joe [8:30]
2. Time to Juice [7:11]
3. Land Down Under [12:19]
4. Cowboy Cafe [9:02]
5. Joe's Disease [5:23]
6. Joe Meets Phil [5:10]
7. Apple in the Sky [2:47]
8. Call for Help [8:41]
9. Rebooting Phil [9:39]
10. The 4th of July [4:42]
11. Day 30 - Phil [8:56]
12. The Heart of a Bear [5:32]
13. Personal Responsibility [7:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selection
   Special Features
      Directors' Commentary
      Directors' Commentary: Off
      Behind the Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Kin - Making of "Take in the Sunlight"
      Additional Scenes
         Joe's Juice Bar
         OMG Is That You?
         What the #&!$ Is Kale?
         Green Acres "Organic Style"
         "God Made Me This Way"
         Shopping Cart Challenge
         Joe Goes to Harvard
         Facts From an Expert
         Room Service
         More Cartoons
      Testimonials
         The Scott Diary - 10 Day Reboot
         The Sean Diary - 10 Day Reboot
         Siong Follow up - 10 Day Reboot
         Color Me Healthy
         Nutley, NJ Community Reboot
   Audio/Subtitles
      Stereo Sound
      5.1 Surround Sound
      English Subtitles
      English Subtitles: Off
      Spanish Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Highly Recommend this DVD!

    My husband and I started juicing after watching this film. At first, I was reluctant. After one week, not only have a lost weight, but this is the best I have felt in many, many years. I'm thinking clearer, and lost all desire for junk food. Thank you for sharing your journey to wellness with our family! Rebooter family in GA!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Very Inspirational

    I have now bought three DVD's to give away to friends. Joe Cross travels across America talking with people about health and in particular juicing to get healthy. I could relate to many of the people interviewed--the excuse of just not enough time to get healthy. The story of Phil, the truck driver, was so inspirational and when I saw him jogging I just felt so inspired. Joe comes across as a friend, never preaching, and compassionate and someone you would really want to go on this health journey with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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