Fast Food Nation


1h 53m 2006

Brief Synopsis

A fictionalized thriller inspired by Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose of junk food companies. The story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Amalgamated Pixels Inc; Bank Of Ireland Group; Bbc Films; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Film Auditors Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Fintage House; Fotokem Film & Video; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hand Held Films, Inc.; Hanway Films; La Fabrique De Films; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Location Catering; Media Services, Inc.; Metro Tartan Distributors; NT Audio; Nt Video; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Participant Media; Ragland Strother & Lafitte; Recorded Picture Company; Reel Team; Richards Butler; Scanbox Entertainment; Senator Film Verleih; Surry Shaffer; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Wazee Digital; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Dendy Films; Focus Features; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Golden Village; Imagem Filmes; Myndform; New Films International; Tartan Films; Tuck; Vertice Cine
Location
Mexico; Texas, USA; Colorado, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

A fictionalized thriller inspired by Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose of junk food companies. The story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of American cultural imperialism abroad. Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from the California subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths--from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.

Crew

Sandra Adair

Editor

James Ahern

Film Lab

Jessica Allen

Film Lab

David Alvarado

Stunt Coordinator

Angela Alvarez

Office Production Assistant

Roger Ames

Medic

Ramon Amezuca

Song

Emery Anderson

High Definition Systems Engineer

Ethan Andrus

Sound Mixer

Cesar Angel

Office Runner

Marco Antonio

Swing

Marco Antonio

Grip

Miguel Angel Argumedo

Assistant Camera

Yareli Arizmendi

Dialect Coach

Antonio Arizpe

Office Production Assistant

Ramon Ayala

Song

Michael Babcock

Music

Justine Baddeley

Casting

Keith Banks

Swing

L Banuelos

Song

V Banuelos

Song

Victor Hugo Garcia Barerra

Scenic Artist

Eduardo Barraza

Production Supervisor

Isaac Barraza

Medic

Roberto Barraza

Medic

Juan Barrera

Production Assistant

Robin Bartlett-asnicar

Assistant Set Decorator

Brian Beal

Production Assistant

Michael J. Benavente

Supervising Sound Editor

Lou Bideu

Song

Jeremy Black

Props

Bradley Blei

On-Set Dresser

Spencer Blessman

Swing

Espinosa Borquez

Grip

Espinosa Borquez

Swing

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Mixer

Frank Braham

Driver

Seth Brandon

Production Assistant

David Brink

Loader

Bart S Bryant

Foreman

Joey Burns

Song

Raul Salazar Caballero

Driver

Troy Campbell

Rights & Clearances

Troy Campbell

Film Clip Clearance

Iban Cano

Hair

Mauro Alberto Cantu Hdez

Office Production Assistant

Anne Carli

Coproducer

Ramon Romero Caro

Office Production Assistant

John Cates

Video Assist/Playback

Monique Champagne

Props Buyer

Lance Cheatham

On-Set Dresser

Paul Chek Jr.

Art Department

Tai-san Choo

Editor

Michael Clibon

Video Assist/Playback

Jack Colmenero

On-Set Dresser

Bobbi Colorado

Animal Wrangler

Caroline Connor

Cashier

Ruben Molina Cordero

Makeup

Cristina Curbelo

Production Coordinator

Bruce Curtis

Production Designer

Scott Daharb

Assistant Camera

Britt Daniel

Song

Fred Daniel

Art Department Coordinator

Lee Daniel

Director Of Photography

Ted Davis

Best Boy

Kim Davis-wagner

Casting

Rolando De Hoyos

Driver

Jim Dicuffa

Driver

Patricia Dillon

On-Set Dresser

George Dishner

Office Production Assistant

Becki Drake

Makeup

Joe N Dye

Driver

Cleta Ellington

Assistant Director

Bill Elm

Song

Cate Engel

Casting

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Coordinator

Melanie Ferguson

On-Set Dresser

Phil Fiori

Caterer

Alison Fisher

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Joe Fisk

Craft Service

Isaac Fogler

Driver

Kevin Ford

Video

Melissa Forney

Hair Stylist

Karen Foster

Scenic Artist

Brian Franklin

Set Production Assistant

Derry Frost

Head Of Production

Francisco Dominguez Galvez

Accounting Assistant

A Garcia

Song

Joey Garibay

Craft Service

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Dan Genetti

Post-Production Supervisor

Jim Gerwig

Craft Service

Leroy Gilbert

Best Boy Grip

Alejandro Gonzales

Steadicam Operator

Mick Gormaley

Music Editor

Sara Greene

Associate Producer

Howard Griffith

Driver

Katia Gutierrez

Video Assist/Playback

Robert Hafer

Driver

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Todd Harris

Assistant Sound Editor

James Hatridge

Swing

Fred Heid

Film Lab

Phil Helman

Transportation Coordinator

Alfonso Rojas Hernandez

Swing Gang

Edmundo Hernandez

Driver

Jose Luis Hernandez

Location Assistant

Jose Carlos Limas Hernandez

Driver

Marco Antonio Hernandez

Driver

Phil Hill

Music Engineer

Victor Ho

Unit Production Manager

Roxie Holdenfield

Hair Stylist

Vance Holmes

Camera Operator

Lee Hunsaker

Costume Designer

Jeff Hurst

Chief Lighting Technician

Victor Maruffo Ibarro

Office Runner

Woody Jackson

Song

John Jaramillo

Driver

Susan Jasso

Set Production Assistant

Dennis Johnson

Rerecording

Ian Sebastian Kasnoff

Construction Coordinator

Shane F. Kelly

Camera Operator

Toni King

Accountant

Dylan Kiszlowski

Art Director

Carla Klein

Driver

Grace Inez Klein

Transportation Captain

Ken Koeler

Driver

Jim Kolmar

Art Department

Suzanne Koneful

Assistant Location Manager

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Max Kruemcke

Editor

Alejandro Laguette

Production Supervisor

Ellen Lampl

Graphics

Matt Lankes

Photography

Florence Larsonneur

Business Affairs

Paul T. Leblanc

Video Assist/Playback

Antoinette Levine

Location Manager

Stephen Light

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Linklater

Screenplay

Tricia Linklater

Supervising Sound Editor

David Little

Driver

Martin Lopez

Sound Designer

Christina Loya

Assistant

Darryl Mags

Driver

Tom Mahoney

Visual Effects

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Xavier Maldonado

Driver

Anna Malkin

Foley

Cesar Manjarrez

Loader

Angel F Perez Manriquez

Driver

Richard Mansell

Business Affairs

Mark Manthey

Chief Lighting Technician

David Martinez

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Laura Maurer

Other

Rob Mcgrath

Assistant Camera

Malcolm Mclaren

Producer

Kirsten Mcmurray

Office Assistant

Martin Oscar Bolanos Medina

Swing Gang

Ivan Barrerra Mejia

Scenic Artist

Raul Mello

Swing

Mariscela Mendez

Loader

Marisiela Mendez

Loader

Steven Mercado

Song Performer

Robert Meyers

Compositing Supervisor

Francisco Quiroz Meza

Grip

Francisco Quiroz Meza

Swing

Julie Moore

Assistant

Glen Moorman

Set Production Assistant

Juan Carlos Morales

Driver

Josh Morehead

Craft Service

Joaquin Morin

Art Director

Michael Morreale

Visual Effects Producer

Terry Moses

Grip

P. K. Munson

Assistant Camera

Meredith Murray

Costumer

Darylin Nagy

Makeup

Chris Navarro

Adr

Fabian Medina Navarro

Swing

Fabian Medina Navarro

Grip

Bobby Nelson

Driver

Lonnie Nelson

Transportation Captain

Mary Grace Nicolas

Project Manager

Daniel Norton

Craft Service

Mark O'brien

Editor

Henry R Ochel

Craft Service

Jeremy Oddo

Animator

Angela Oliva

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Greg Orloff

Sound Mixer

Mauricio Ortega

Production Consultant

Karin Padgham

Assistant

Michael Palmer

Grip

Vincent Palmo

Assistant Director

Phillip Palousek

Visual Effects

Rene Parada

Craft Service

Rene Parada

Caterer

Patrick Pasquier

Art Director

Laura Pendergrass

Other

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Guillermo Perez

Grip

Guillermo Perez

Swing

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Amalgamated Pixels Inc; Bank Of Ireland Group; Bbc Films; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Film Auditors Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Fintage House; Fotokem Film & Video; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hand Held Films, Inc.; Hanway Films; La Fabrique De Films; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Location Catering; Media Services, Inc.; Metro Tartan Distributors; NT Audio; Nt Video; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Participant Media; Ragland Strother & Lafitte; Recorded Picture Company; Reel Team; Richards Butler; Scanbox Entertainment; Senator Film Verleih; Surry Shaffer; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Wazee Digital; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Dendy Films; Focus Features; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Golden Village; Imagem Filmes; Myndform; New Films International; Tartan Films; Tuck; Vertice Cine
Location
Mexico; Texas, USA; Colorado, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 17, 2006

Released in United States on Video March 6, 2007

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States February 2007

Shown at London Film Festival (Tiscali Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Eat, Drink, See Movies) February 8-18, 2007.

Inspired by the book "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal" written by Eric Schlosser; published by Perennial January, 2002.

Participant Productions originally acquired distribution rights at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Fox Searchlight later acquired the rights from Participant.

Released in United States Fall November 17, 2006

Released in United States on Video March 6, 2007

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (Tiscali Gala) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Eat, Drink, See Movies) February 8-18, 2007. )