The Yes Men Fix the World

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Overview

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are "The Yes Men" -- two guys who combine political activism, performance art, and the love of a good prank in the name of demanding that the private sector take responsibility for the damage it has done to the world and its people. Bichlbaum and Bonanno specialize in setting up realistic-looking mock websites that claim to represent famous and powerful multinational corporations, and when they're contacted to speak on behalf of the companies, they deliver absurd satirical ...
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Overview

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are "The Yes Men" -- two guys who combine political activism, performance art, and the love of a good prank in the name of demanding that the private sector take responsibility for the damage it has done to the world and its people. Bichlbaum and Bonanno specialize in setting up realistic-looking mock websites that claim to represent famous and powerful multinational corporations, and when they're contacted to speak on behalf of the companies, they deliver absurd satirical presentations that sometimes fool their audiences into believing they've seen the real thing. The exploits of Bichlbaum and Bonanno were chronicled in the 2003 documentary The Yes Men, and their further adventures have spawned a second film, The Yes Men Fix the World, which follows the radical pranksters as they claim responsibility for a major environmental disaster in Bhopal on European television, demonstrate a new corporate rescue orb, "defend" corporate interests in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and publish a mock edition of The New York Times that declares the end of the war in Iraq. The Yes Men Fix the World received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; additional footage of Yes Men antics including "The Horribly Stupid Stunt Which Led To His Untimely Death," a 24-minute short film in which the Yes Men pose as the World Trade Organization; theatrical trailer; filmmaker biographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2010
  • UPC: 767685215753
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,435

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Bichlbaum Participant
Mike Bonanno Participant
Reggie Waits Participant
Technical Credits
Andy Bichlbaum Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mike Bonanno Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Doro Bachrach Producer
Raul Barcelona Cinematographer
Patrice Barrat Executive Producer
Johnny Burke Editor
Ruth Charny Producer
Alan Hayling Executive Producer
Patrick Lichty Animator
April Merl Editor
Neel Murgai Score Composer
Laura Nix Producer
Noisola Score Composer
Sarah Price Cinematographer
Jess Search Executive Producer
Juliette Timsit Executive Producer
Patrick Timsit Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Yes Men Fix the World
1. Water Ballet and Websites [2:55]
2. Good Skeleton? Gold Skeleton! [2:43]
3. The Gurus of Greed [6:20]
4. A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance [5:23]
5. Finding the Bhopal Stranglers [10:40]
6. Why Good People Make Bad Companies [6:33]
7. Exxon Solves the Climate Problem [3:58]
8. How to Enjoy a Hurricane [9:14]
9. Survivaball of the Fittest [4:47]
10. HUD Gets a Heart [9:08]
11. All the News We Hope to Print [14:03]
12. A Few of the Yes Men [7:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Yes Men Fix the World
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Deleted Scenes - 26 Min
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         Nanotech Conference - 10 Min - Dow Chemical's Post-Cautionaray Principle
         Uncut BBC Broadcast - 9 Min - Dow Chemical Does the Right Thing
         How to Be a Yes Man - 7 Min
      Additional Actions & Videos - 69 Min
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         The Horribly Stupid Stunt - 24 Min (Which Has Resulted in His Untimely Death)
         Captain Euro - 16 Min - Making Europe Fun and Interesting
         RTMark: Bringing it to You - 11 Min
         The Most Serious Game - 11 Min - McDonald's Spawns Revolution
         Making (Up) News - 7 Min
      Trailers - 7 Min
         The Age of Stupid - 2 Min
         The End of Poverty - 3 Min
         The Yes Men Fix the World - 2 Min
      Filmmaker Bios
         Andy Bichibaum
         Mike Bonanno
         Kurt Engfehr
      About Docurama
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    If you've never seen THE YES MEN, you're in for a treat!

    And if you've seen these two merry pranksters, there's no need to convince you of their genius. I caught up with the dynamic duo at a Barnes & Noble 'meet and greet' and bought the new film. Most excellent, as usual! Even better than their first trip down Celluloid Lane!

    So sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of corporate greed. That started from their college class and ended up on the BBC. Corporate America should fear these gate crashers as much as they do Michael Moore, Sasha Baron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, John Stewart, Bill Maher, Al Franken, Frank Rich and the ghosts of George Carlin, Kurt Vonnegut and William Proxmire.

    And after the horrendous, disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I'm sure that BP is in the crosshairs of THE YES MEN. Enjoy the show ... It's a dynamo!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny, yet troubling.

    This movie is very funny. It doesn't have the budget for a highly cinematic feature, but the message is direct and points to what the "right" thing to do should be ethically, but how major corporations in the free-market capitalist system fail to pay attention to the impacts their decisions have on most people who don't have money, power, or a voice. This is a film that should make the rounds of those who care about the world and conditions in which many people live. Of course, those who need to see it, won't.

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