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Roger and Me (1989)

Director: Michael Moore     Starring: Michael Moore
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40224430
UPC: 085392764525
UPC 14: 00085392764525
Category Keywords: Theatrical Release  True Story
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"An irrepresible new humorist. Rude and rollicking. Witty.  Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Editor's Note
A 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.


Video Features DVD, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Commentary, Trailers

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2003
Video Play Time Running Time: 91 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 27645
Video UPC UPC: 00085392764525
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Michael Moore
Video Cast Info Chris Beaver, et al. - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Michael Moore - Director
Video Cast Info Wendey Stanzler - Editor
Video Cast Info Jennifer Beman - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Moore - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Moore - Writer
Plot Summary
Ex-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.

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...A savagely witty documentary....Moore proves himself a gifted satirist...[He] gives complex issues a startling clarity..." 01/11/1990 p.30

New York Times
"...America has an irrepressible new humorist in the tradition of Mark Twain and Artemus Ward....In social criticism, anything goes, as it goes triumphantly in ROGER AND ME..." 09/27/1989 p.C15

New York Times
Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1989" List 12/24/1989 p.II, 11

Los Angeles Times
"...ROGER & ME is a terrific movie..." 01/11/1990 p.F1

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