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Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an all-star cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Arquette, and Luis Guzman. Mickey's is the most popular fast-food chain in America, and The Big One is the top-selling burger that put them on the map. When the higher-ups at Mickey's corporate offices learn that the frozen meat patties used to make the wildly popular burger have somehow been tainted with contaminated meat, they send marketing executive Don Henderson (Kinnear) on an urgent mission to ensure quality control and find out precisely how their product became compromised. It's a long way from the Southern California boardroom to the immigrant slaughterhouses, though, and the further Henderson works his way through the bustling feedlots and toward the ubiquitous restaurant sites that have become a staple of modern culture, the more he begins to realize just how dangerous convenience can become when it leads to blissfully ignorant complacency. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 17, 2006

Cast

Patricia Arquette
as Cindy
Bobby Cannavale
as Mike
Paul Dano
as Brian
Luis Guzman
as Benny
Ethan Hawke
as Pete
Ashley Johnson
as Amber
Greg Kinnear
as Don Anderson
Kris Kristofferson
as Rudy Martin
Avril Lavigne
as Alice
Esai Morales
as Tony
Catalina Sandino Moreno
as Sylvia
Lou Taylor Pucci
as Paco
Ana Claudia Talancón
as Coco
Wilmer Valderrama
as Raul
Bruce Willis
as Harry Rydell
Michael Conway
as Phil
Francisco Rosales
as Jorge
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
as Debi
Roger Cudney
as Terry
Glen Powell Jr.
as Steve
Cherami Leigh
as Kim
Juan Carlos Serrán
as Esteban
Yareli Arizmendi
as Gloria
Matt Hensarling
as Kevin
Dakota Edwards
as Stevie
Raquel Gavia
as Rita
Hugo Perez
as Francisco
Ellar Salmon
as Jay
Helen Merino
as Lisa
Erinn Allison
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Lana Dieterich
as UMP Nurse
Mitch Baker
as Dave
Aaron Himelstein
as Andrew
Frank Ertl
as Jack
Marco Perella
as Tom Watson
Armando Hernandez
as Roberto
Cora Cardona
as UMP Translator

Crew

Richard Linklater
Director
Malcolm McLaren
Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Producer
Richard Linklater
Screenwriter
Eric Schlosser
Book Author
Eric Schlosser
Screenwriter
Shane F. Kelly
Cinematographer
Lee Daniel
Cinematographer
Sandra Adair
Editor
Bruce Curtis
Production Designer
Joaquin Morin
Art Director
Dylan Kieszlowski
Art Director
Patrick Pasquier
Art Director
Ann Carli
Co-producer
Eric Schlosser
Co-producer
Edward Saxon
Co-producer
David M. Thompson
Co-producer
Sara Greene
Associate Producer
Alexandra Stone
Associate Producer
Eric Schlosser
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Michael J. Morreale
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Edward Saxon
Executive Producer
Chris Salvaterra
Executive Producer
Ricky Strauss
Executive Producer
Rob Simons
Set Designer
Phil Shirey
Set Decorator
Lee Hunsaker
Costume Designer
Meredith Murray
Costume Designer
Kari Perkins
Costume Designer
Steve Wolf
Special Effects
Vince Palmo
First Assistant Director
Vance Holmes
Camera Operator
Greg Orloff
Sound Mixer
Justine Baddeley
Casting
Beth Sepko
Casting
Kimberly Davis
Casting
Gary Bourgeois
Sound Mixer
Leroy Gilbert
Best Boy Grip
Carmen Valera
Personal Assistant
Rene Parada
Craft Service/Catering
Ethan Andrus
Production Sound Mixer
Lynn Robertson
Craft Service/Catering
Jack Colmenero
Set Dresser
Tracey Zemitis
Unit Publicist
Iban Cano
Assistant Hair
Rob McGrath
First Assistant Camera
Ken Koeler
Driver
Phil Fiori
Craft Service/Catering
Steve Sawhill
Leadman
Angelita Saenz
Driver
Sheila Steele
Casting Assistant
George Dishner
Production Assistant
Bradley Blei
Set Dresser
Tania Perez
Production Assistant
Tom Sturgis
Boom Operator
Robert Rendon
Second Assistant Camera
Robert Hafer
Driver
Karin Padgham
Personal Assistant
Jim Kolmar
Art Department Intern
Joe Dye
Driver
Christopher Roldan
Assistant Editor
Alison Fisher
ADR Editor
Jesse Tellez
Driver
Jesse Tellez
Transportation Coordinator
David Alvarado
Stunts Coordinator
Espinosa Borquez
Electrician
Espinosa Borquez
Grip
Matt Lankes
Still Photographer
Tony Pfau
Assistant Location Manager
Kara Sutherlin
Lead Scenic Artist
Corissa Smith
Scenic Artist
Nic Ratner
Music Editor
Christina Loya
Assistant Location Manager
Lance Cheatham
Set Dresser
Salvador Valdez
Assistant Location Manager
Danny Sutedja
Art Department Intern
Aristeo Ruiz Lugo
Scenic Artist
Angela Oliva
Extra Casting
Mick Gormaley
Assistant Music Editor
Tricia Linklater
Supervising Sound Editor
Terry Moses
Grip
Roberto Barraza
Set Medic/First Aid
Marisiela Mendez
Camera Loader
Joe Fiske
Craft Service/Catering
Andy Malcolm
Foley Artist
Robin Bartlett-Asnicar
Assistant Set Decorator
Roxie Holdenfield
Hair Styles
Katia Gutierrez
Video Assist
Carrin Welch
First Assistant Accountant
James Hatridge
Electrician
Kent Richardson
Production Secretary
Scott DaHarb
Second Assistant Camera
Michael Clibon
Video Assist
Yareli Arizmendi
Dialect Coach
Cristina Curbelo
Production Coordinator
Rita Schafer
Driver
John Jaramillo
Driver
Becki Drake
Key Make-up
Darylin Nagy
Department Head Makeup
Terry Haggar
Color Timing
Antonio Arizpe
Production Assistant
Caroline Connor
Production Accountant
Mark Manthey
Chief Lighting Technician
Jeffrey Hurst
Chief Lighting Technician
Dennis Steele
Driver
Alejandro Laguette
Production Supervisor
Cate Engel
Casting Associate
Chris Navarro
ADR Recordist
Bobby Nelson
Driver
Spencer Blessman
Electrician
Angela Álvarez
Production Assistant
Rolando De Hoyos
Driver
Dan Wanket
Compositor
Goro Koyama
Foley Artist
Daniel Norton
Craft Service/Catering
Grace Klein
Transportation Captain
Raigen Thornton
Set Medic/First Aid
Yasmin Redoblado
Casting Assistant
Edmundo Hernandez
Driver
Steven Ticknor
Sound Effects Editor
Glen Moorman
Set Production Assistant
Bobbi Colorado
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Dan Genetti
Post Production Supervisor
Debra Trevino
Art Department Intern
Darryl Mags
Driver
Isaac Barraza
Set Medic/First Aid
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