Fast Food Nation

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: November 17, 2006
DVD: March 6, 2007

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Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Dano, Luis Guzmán, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancón, Wilmer Valderrama


Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear)—a marketing executive at Mickey's Fast Food Restaurant chain, home of "The Big One"—has a problem. Contaminated meat is getting into the frozen patties of the company's best-selling burger. To find out why, he'll have to take a journey to the dark side of the All-American meal.

Leaving the cushy confines of the company's Southern California boardroom for the immigrant-staffed slaughterhouses, teeming feedlots and cookie cutter strip malls of Middle America, what Don discovers is a "Fast Food Nation" of consumers who haven't realized it is they who are being consumed by an industry with a seemingly endless appetite for fresh meat.

Director: Richard Linklater
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Malcolm McLaren
Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser
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