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Fast Food Nation

R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear), a marketing executive for a national burger chain must leave blissful ignorance behind when his boss gives him an unsavory assignment: Investigate scientific findings that cow manure is contaminating the meat used in the company's top-selling hamburger. Don's search takes him from his comfortable office to a vast feedlot, to the inner rooms of a slaughterhouse manned by illegal immigrants, who must do all the dirty work.

Cast: Greg Kinnear , Patricia Arquette , Bobby Cannavale , Paul Dano , Luis Guzmán , Ethan Hawke , Ashley Johnson , Kris Kristofferson

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Release Date: November 17th, 2006|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • It's less an expose of junk-food culture than a human drama, sprinkled with sly, provoking wit, about how that culture defines how we live. show more

  • Fast Food Nation picks up, and drops off, various members of its cast, sometimes without a satisfying resolution. But its final scenes, inside a real working meatpacking plant, on the killing floor, are brutally to the point. show more

  • Following up on Morgan Spurlock's wildly successful indie film "Super Size Me," critics of fast food were hoping that a one-two punch would further raise consciousness among consumers and purveyors alike. Alas, Fast Food Nation is punchless. show more

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