The story of a rebel and his mike.
|Follow the microphone trail of a man who tries to get an interview with general motors chairman orger smith to talk about the problems of the modern automotive industry in this scathingly funny docu-comedy.|
Editor's NoteA personal and comical account of the tough times of Moore's hometown of Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors. When GM closed several plants, 35,000 of the 150,000 residents lost their jobs.
Cast & Crew
|Chris Beaver, et al. - Cinematographer|
|Michael Moore - Director|
|Wendey Stanzler - Editor|
|Jennifer Beman - Editor|
|Michael Moore - Producer|
|Michael Moore - Writer|
Plot SummaryEx-journalist Michael Moore's blistering, satirical documentary about the closing of the General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan in the mid-1980s. This move, which eliminated 33,000 jobs and left the one-industry town destitute, was a particularly bitter tragedy, considering that Flint was the town that gave birth to General Motors during post-war boom era of the 1950s. The film revolves around Moore's dogged attempts to gain an interview with Roger Smith, the elusive and well-insulated head of GM and the man responsible for the layoffs. While tracking the eponymous Roger, Moore takes time out to record the devastation of Flint and the desperate, often unintentionally hilarious attempts of the citizens and the city fathers to deal with the catastrophe.