Michael & Me

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Michael & Me
DVD cover
Directed by Larry Elder
Produced by Larry Elder
Written by Larry Elder
Starring Larry Elder
Michael Moore
Music by David Siebels
Cinematography Carl Bartels
Edited by Sal Martino
Release date
  • September 9, 2004 (2004-09-09) (Dallas American Film Renaissance Festival)
  • August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Michael & Me is an independent, self-financed 2005 American documentary film created by Los Angeles-based radio and television talk show host Larry Elder. The direct-to-DVD documentary attempts to disprove statements made by filmmaker Michael Moore in his 2002 documentary film Bowling for Columbine about the relationship between American culture, gun ownership and increased violence.[1] The documentary mirrors Moore's landmark 1989 documentary, Roger & Me, in tone and interview style. The film is frequently presented at conservative film festivals.[2][3][4]


In Michael & Me, Elder interviews people who have used guns to prevent becoming a victim of crime to provide evidence that an armed society is a safer society. For example, Elder interviews a woman identified as "Jane Doe," a real estate agent who was raped by a client. Elder states that the victim "would have been able to protect herself" were she armed.[5]

Production notes[edit]

In an August 2005 interview on Hannity & Colmes, Elder stated that he took out a home equity loan to finance the documentary's estimated $350,000 budget.[5]


  1. ^ Stoll, John D. (October 23, 2009). "Michael Moore: A Love Story? Not So Much". wsj.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Onstad, Katrina (April 20, 2007). "Cinema verities". cbc.ca. Archived from the original on January 1, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ehrman, Mark (October 24, 2004). "Playing Soon in a Red State Near You". latimes.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Booth, William (October 4, 2004). "The Right Stuff; In Hollywood, a Film Festival That's Rated GOP". highbeam.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hannity, Sean (host); Colmes, Alan (host) (August 26, 2005). "Larry Elder on His Movie: 'Michael & Me'". Hannity & Colmes. Fox News Channel. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 

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