The Big One (film)

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The Big One
The-Big-One-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Kathleen Glynn
Starring Michael Moore
Music by World Famous Blue Jays
Cinematography Brian Danitz
Chris Smith
Edited by Meg Reticker
Distributed by BBC and Dog Eat Dog Films (co-producers)
Miramax Films (distributor)
Release dates
  • April 10, 1998 (1998-04-10)
Running time 91 minutes
Language English
Box office $720,074[1]

The Big One is a movie filmed in 1996—and released in 1998 by Miramax Films—by Michael Moore during his promotion tour around the United States for his book Downsize This!. Through the 47 towns he visits, Moore discovers and describes American economic failings and the fear of unemployment of the American workers.

Background[edit]

Although much of the film features Moore unsuccessfully chasing the heads and chief executives of major corporations around the USA in order to confront them or get a personal in-depth interview, he is eventually able to talk with Nike CEO Phil Knight on his company's labor practices. The successful interview is shown in the film. The movie also criticizes President Bill Clinton, and the three other major presidential candidates of the 1996 election, although it is in large part directed at Clinton's "betrayal" of progressive economic ideals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bigone.htm

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