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Inspired by authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner wildly popular best-seller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, this documentary teams such acclaimed filmmakers as Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) to look at human behavior from a perspective of incentives and statistics. Conventional wisdom gets caught in the crosshairs when Jesus Camp co-directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady explore how underachieving kids respond when they're rewarded for hard work with greenbacks; Gibney throws open the curtain on sumo wrestling; Spurlock examines how baby names can affect a child's development; and Why We Fight director Eugene Jarecki offers a troubling hypothesis on why the early-'90s saw some of the lowest crime rates of the latter 20th century. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 2010

Cast

Crew

Morgan Spurlock
Director
Rachel Grady
Director
Seth Gordon
Director
Heidi Ewing
Director
Alex Gibney
Director
Eugene Jarecki
Director
Chad Troutwine
Producer
Chris Romano
Producer
Daniel O'Meara
Producer
Heidi Ewing
Screenwriter
Eugene Jarecki
Screenwriter
Alex Gibney
Screenwriter
Seth Gordon
Screenwriter
Jeremy Chilnick
Screenwriter
Rachel Grady
Screenwriter
Morgan Spurlock
Screenwriter
Rob VanAlkemade
Cinematographer
Tony Hardmon
Cinematographer
Darren Lew
Cinematographer
Paul Brill
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Furjanic
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Wandmacher
Composer (Music Score)
Nelson Ryland
Editor
Sloane Klevin
Editor
Michael Taylor
Editor
Doug Blush
Editor
Rafi Chaudry
Co-producer
Seth Gordon
Executive Producer
Paul Fiore
Executive Producer
Jay Rifkin
Executive Producer
Michael Roban
Executive Producer
Damon Martin
Executive Producer
Chad Troutwine
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