Big One

Big One

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Cast: Michael Moore, Studs Terkel

     
 

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Michael Moore's documentary about his book tour, The Big One, debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to the theatrical trailer. This is aSee more details below

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Michael Moore's documentary about his book tour, The Big One, debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to the theatrical trailer. This is a bare-bones release that will appeal primarily to Michael Moore fans.

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All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
After the success of the satiric documentary Roger & Me, the indefatigable Michael Moore makes another humorous attempt to physically critique corporate America. While his first film moved in a direction with a clear goal in mind, The Big One lacks any singular purpose. It is essentially a behind-the-scenes look at Moore's book tour for Downsize This!, interspersed with occasional unannounced visitations at various corporate headquarters and brief interviews with laid-off employees. There are glimpses of the labor and management conflicts in middle-American companies, but then it shifts back to the book tour shenanigans, with Moore trying to dodge his pesky media escorts (who are, in fact, working people, too) and cracking up audiences at book-signing appearances. Throughout the film, Moore is shown on-stage, delivering his amusing political commentary, certainly positioning himself as a celebrity icon. This star status is a curious position for Moore, who, as the champion of the underdogs, was more effective as the outspoken outsider in Roger & Me. The final corporate assault of the film is an interesting meeting with Nike CEO Phil Knight, but without any lead-in information, this hardly can be called a conclusion. While smart and funny, yet missing a clearly defined topic, the focus of The Big One lands on Moore himself, which would set the tone for his Bravo TV series The Awful Truth.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0717951001566
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; French and Spanish subtitles; Full-screen; Theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Cashing Checks [6:38]
2. Payday [6:26]
3. Steve Forbes Doesn't Blink [6:15]
4. Des Moines - Secret Meeting [3:58]
5. "Rick From Cheap Trick Is Not in Town" [7:16]
6. Milwaukee - Johnson Controls [7:58]
7. "Whaddya Got Against Profit?" [3:14]
8. Madison - Cleaning the Capitol [5:56]
9. Minneapolis - Prison Labor [8:19]
10. "What Is Terrorism?" [3:45]
11. Arrested [7:10]
12. Cincinnati - Procter & Gamble [2:49]
13. "The Big One" [6:08]
14. Mike Meets Nike [8:24]
15. Meanwhile, Back in Des Moines [1:34]
16. End Credits [4:40]

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