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Movies About Health Care  (A to Z)
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Doctors in the Movies book by Peter E. Dans  "Doctors In The Movies: Boil The Water and Just Say Aah" [2000]
by Peter E. Dans

Examines how Hollywood has portrayed medicine over sixty years of the XXth Century;
author is a board-certified internist on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland

Medi-Ed Press 9x6½ hardcover [1/2000] for $34.95


"A Lion In The House" [P.B.S. May 2006]
P.B.S. 2006 special "A Lion In The House" about pediatric cancer  Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment (filmed over the course of six years). Co-produced & directed by Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert; featuring the Ashcraft, Fields, Lougheed, Moone & Woods families; won Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
Docurama color DVD [9/2008] 3¾ hours on 2 disks for $24.49
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official movie site

"After Tiller" [Oscilloscope Laboratories Sept 2013]
temporary poster: 'Wanted - George Tiller' until 'After Tiller' documentary film poster is available  Explores the hot-button subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 killing of practitioner Dr. George Tiller; the procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives against bogus 'pro-life' assassins for their profession. • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Martha Shane & Lana Wilson; co-written & edited by Greg O'Toole
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The American Nurse: Healing America" [Diginext Films May 2014]
The American Nurse 2014 documentary film  "Inside the nation's most-trusted profession" • Examines the lives & careers of five nursing professionsals - a prison nurse, a labor & delivery nurse, a home health nurse, a nursing home director, and a military nurse. Co-produced, written, directed & narrated by Carolyn Jones
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [2:29] at Vimeo

"And The Band Played On" [H.B.O. Sept 1993]
And the Band Played On documentary film  A look at the early history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the policy mistakes that allowed the disease to get out of hand and spread around the world. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode; starring Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye, Phil Collins, Bud Cort, David Dukes, Richard Gere, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Swoosie Kurtz, Steve Martin, Richard Masur, Ian McKellen, Saul Rubinek, Charles Martin Smith, Lily Tomlin & B.D. Wong
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [6/2001] for $9.99
H.B.O. Home Video color VHS [5/94] out of prodn/many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [9/93] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
And the Band Played On book by Randy Shilts  
"And The Band Played On: Politics, People & The AIDS Epidemic" [1987]
by Randy Shilts

St.Martin's Griffin 20th Anniversary 8x6½ pb [11/2007] for $11.53
St.Martin's Press hardcover [11/87] out of print/many, many used

"Ben Casey" TV series [1961-66]

"Bigger,  Stronger,  Faster *"  [Magnolia Pictures May 2008]
Bigger Stronger Faster movie poster  {The asterisk in the title refers to subtitle "The Side Effects of Being American"} An in-depth investigation into the use of steroids & other performance-enhancing drugs in America, and the American 'win at all cost' culture. Co-written, directed & hosted by Chris Bell; featuring Mark & Mike & Rosemary & Sheldon Bell, with interviews & archival footage of sports stars, body builders, movie stars & politicians; nominated for Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival
video/DVD not yet available
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Coma"  [M.G.M. Jan 1978]
full credits from IMDb

"Company Town" [First Run Features Sept 2017]  
Company Town documentary about pollution by Koch's Georgia-Pacific Chemical plant in Arkansas  Families in Crossett, Arkansas have what they call 'door to door' cancer; they say that the air and the water and the soil are contaminated and that the source is the Georgia-Pacific Chemical plant north of town, which is owned by Koch Industries • Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Natalie Kottke & Erica Sardarian; featuring David Bouie, Cheryl Slavant & Wilma Subra
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch 5/2016 official trailer [2:09] online at YouTube

"Critical Condition"  [P.B.S. Sept 2008]
P.B.S. 2008 special &quoty;Critical Condition" by Roger Weisberg  Between 46 and 50 million Americans have no health insurance, and the numbers continue to grow; this 83-minute vérité-style documentary film puts a human face on America's growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings – even their lives. • Co-produced & directed by Roger Weisberg
Docurama color DVD [10/2008] for $24.49
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official movie site

"The Doctor"  [Touchstone July 1991]
full credits from IMDb

"Dr. Kildare" movies & TV & novels
Western writer Max Brand [1892-1944] also wrote short stories & novels in other genres. His 1936 tale "Internes Can't Take Money" established the characters
of Dr. Kildare and his mentor, cranky Dr. Gillespie, about whom Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios made a series of popular Dr. Kildare movies from 1937 to 1942,
with novelizations by Brand and others. NBC-TV broadcast 190 episodes of a weekly TV series starring Richard Chamberlain & Raymond Massey from 1961 to 1966,
accompanied by paperback novelizations of several episodes. Those books are all mostly out of print; whatever is available in print and on DVD is being coded
on the Max Brand Page / Dr. Kildare Section at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore.

"Entitled To Life" [indep June 2014]
'Entitled To Life' documentary  Documentary by filmmaker Paul Gibbs asks why
57,000 citizens of Utah cannot get health insurance.

DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
not listed at IMDb • official Facebook page
watch 3/2014 official trailer [2:45] at YouTube
watch entire docufilm online [26:26] at YouTube

"Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare"
[Roadside Attractions Oct 2012, C.N.N. March 2013]
Escape Fire documentary film  Premiered at Sundance 2012, released October 2012, aired on C.N.N. in March 2013; 95-minute film that follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders of a broad movement fighting to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into the high-tech, costly status quo system, and to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. Co-produced & directed by Susan Frömke & Matthew Heineman; featuring Dr. Don Berwick, journalist Shannon Brownlee, Steve Burd, Gen. David Fridovich, Dr. Wayne Jonas, Dr. Erin Martin, Dr. Steven Nissen, Dr. Dean Ornish, Wendell Potter & Dr. Andrew Weil; film won awards at four U.S. film festivals
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [2:30] at Vimeo

"Extraordinary Measures"  [C.B.S. Films Jan 2010]
Extraordinary Measures movie starring Harrison Ford & Brendan Fraser  Inspired by the true story of a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's obscure and life-threatening disease. Co-produced by & starring Harrison Ford; directed by Tom Vaughan; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on a book by Geeta Anand {below}; also starring Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez, Sam Hall & Jared Harris
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
The Cure book by Geeta Anand  "The Cure: How A Father Raised $100 Million - And Bucked The Medical Establishment - In A Quest To Save His Children" [2006] by Geeta Anand
HarperCollins 9x6 pb [12/2009] for $10.87
Wm. Morrow 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] out of print/many used
Chasing Miracles book John & Aileen Crowley  "Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope & Joy" [2010]
by John F. Crowley, Foreword by Aileen Crowley

Newmarket Press 8x5¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $15.61

"Hippocrates: Diary of A French Doctor"
[France July 2014, USA June 2015]
'Hippocrates / Diary of A French Doctor' movie  An ultra-realistic vision of the French public medical system: baby-faced intern Benjamin begins work at a busy Parisian hospital in the ward run by his father and quickly encounters problems, including a patient death (and subsequent cover-up); he pairs up with a fellow intern who is a qualified doctor in Algeria but is forced to work as an intern because of his immigration status. Co-written & ditrected by Thomas Lilti, MD; starring Vincent Lacoste, Reda Kateb, Jacques Gamblin, Marianne Denicourt, Félix Moati, Carole Franck, Philippe Rebbot, Julie Brochen, Jeanne Cellard, Thierry Levaret, Rafik Ben Mebarek, Josée Laprun, Zohra Benali, Juliette Aoudia, Luc Leclerc du Sablon, Juliette Navis, Erwan Laurent, Paul-Antoine Chenoz, Fanny Sidney, Johann Dionnet, Martine Schambacher, Orian Castano, Viviana Del Carmen Verdugo, Leticia Gutiérrez, Alain Dzukam Simo, Tiphaine Daviot, Janicke Askevold, Kaya Blocksage
Region 1 DVD not yet available
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [2:11] online at YouTube

"The Hospital"  [United Artists Dec 1971]
full credits from IMDb

"Intimate Agony" TV movie [1983] /tt0085732/
about the 1980s herpes epidemic; starring Anthony Geary, Judith Light, Mark Harmon & Robert Vaughn

"Living In Emergency"
Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or M.S.F.) official website

Living In Emergency documentary film by Mark N. Hopkins   "Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders" [indep Aug 2009]
Four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo. 93-minute documentary film co-produced & directed by Mark N. Hopkins; won Special Jury Award at Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Living in Emergency Live roadshow program hosted by Elizabeth Vargas  "Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders - Live"
[National CineMedia Dec 2009]

Two-hour 'talk show' format program filmed at Nokia Theatre in New York City; directed by David Stern, written by Jason Cone; hosted by Elizabeth Vargas
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Louder Than Words" [Identity Films/ARC Ent. July 2014]
After The Fall 2014 feature film  Working titles: "Maria's Wish", then "After The Fall"; true and poignant story of grieving parents who used the unex-pected death of their young daughter as inspiration to build a world class children's hospital in Connecticut, which eventually became the template for all children's hospitals built thereafter. Directed by Anthony Fabian; written by Carroll Cartwright; starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Adelaide Kane, Timothy Hutton, Xander Berkeley, Craig Bierko, Scott Cohen, Victoria Tennant, Arabella Field, Ben Rosenfield, Cassidy Hinkle, Morgan Griffin, Olivia Steele-Falconer, Gary Wilmes
ARC Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2014] for $11.83
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"
[United Artists Nov 1975]
Cuckoo's Nest video  
Cuckoo's Nest movie poster  
The first movie since 1934 to win all 5 top Oscars. Considered Nicholson's best all-time performance, he plays R.P. McMurphy, who tries to avoid jail time by feigning madness, leading to a tragic yet life-affirming end. Directed by Milos Forman; based on the book by Ken Kesey; starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Will Sampson, Scatman Crothers, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Sydney Lassick & Vincent Schiavelli; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor (JN), nominated for Best Actor (BD), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score; won DGA, WGA & 6 BAFTA awards; listed on National Film Registry (1993)
Warner Special Edition DVD [9/2002] for $19.99
Warner widescreen DVD [12/97] for $15.99
Warner color VHS [3/2001] for $13.74
Fantasy soundtrack CD [10/93] for $10.97
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" black/Oscar poster from Amazon for $9.99
Cuckoo's Nest book  classic 1962 novel by Ken Kesey [1935-2001]
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)
NAL pb [7/89] for $6.99
Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $24.95
Penguin Audio read by Ken Kesey [12/93] for $11.20
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [4/2000] for $72.00

"Other People" [indep Sept 2016]  11/2016
poster for 'Other People' 2016 movie  Included here because death and dying is a health issue; comedy film about a struggling young gay stand-up comic who returns to Sacramento, California because his mother is dying • Written & directed by Chris Kelly; starring Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Madisen Beaty, Deb Hiett, Eli Vargas, June Squibb, Paul Dooley, Kyle Lane, Matt Walsh, Kerri Kenney, Paula Pell, Kevin Dorff, Sophi Bairley, 'Bella', Zach Woods, Karen Yum, John Early, J.J. Totah, Waymond Lee, Lynne Marie Stewart, Hilary Ward, D'Arcy Carden, Colton Dunn, Fran Gillespie, Drew Tarver, Brandon Scott Jones, Nicole Byer, Alison Rich, John Hartman, Shirlynne Isham, Lateefah Holder, Lennon Parham, Marla Garlin, Rose Abdoo, Kanoa Goo
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2016 official trailer [2:22] at YouTube

"Oxyana" [indep 2013?]
Oxyana documentary on the Oxycontin™ addiction epidemic  An epidemic of addiction to the painkiller oxycodone across America is very visible in the
remote coal mining town of Oceana, West Virginia.

Co-produced & directed by Sean Dunne
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [1:58] at Vimeo

'Think Before You Pink' watchdog group [est. 2002]

Pink Ribbons, Inc. book by Samantha King  "Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and The Politics of Philanthropy" [2006]
by Samantha King

Author questions the effectiveness & legitimacy of privately-funded efforts to stop the epidemic of breast camcer among American women; corporations turn their formidable promotion machines on curing the disease while dwarfing public health prevention efforts and stifling the calls for investigation into why and how breast cancer affects such a vast number of people.
Univ MN Press pb [5/2008] for $11.97
Univ MN Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2006] out of print/used
Pink Ribbons, One Small Step documentary video  
"Pink Ribbons: One Small Step" [indep video release 2009]
Co-produced, written & directed by Franke Niklas Lauria
LauriaMedia color DVD [10/2009] for $30.00
full credits at IMDb
pink ribbon in support of breast cancer                      pink ribbon in support of breast cancer                      pink ribbon in support of breast cancer

"Pink Ribbons, Inc.” documentary [Canada / First Run Features 2011]
Pink Ribbons, Inc. documentary from National Film Board of Canada  "Exposes the breast cancer awareness movement fed by big corporations", i.e. products displaying pink packaging for Breast Cancer Awareness might not actually donate to any charity, and many corporations who do are still manufacturing cancer-causing products. Co-written & directed by Léa Pool; featuring James Brophy PhD, Dr. Charlene Elliott, Barbara Ehrenreich, Jane Houlihan, Marc Hurlbert PhD, Dr. Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, Margaret Keith PhD, Samantha King, Dr. Susan Love & Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [9/2012] for $24.99
bare credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Quincy, M.E." TV series [Universal/NBC-TV 1976-1983]
Actor Jack Klugman [1922-2012] portrayed Dr. R. Quincy, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner, modeled after the famous Dr. Lance Ito. The series aired
148 episodes over 8 seasons (also designated Seasons 1A (90-minute) & 1B plus 2 thru 7 (2-hour opener and the rest hour-long shows).
series entry at Wikipediaseries credits at IMDbfansite [est. 1996]
Series created by Glen A. Larson & Lou Shaw; also starring John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman, Garry Walberg, Val Bisoglio, Eddie Garrett, John Nolan, Diane Markoff, Marc Scott Taylor, Filip Field, Peter Virgo, Anita Gillette, Karen Philipp, James A. Watson Jr., Edward Grover; guest actors included Jonathan Segal, Charles Aidman, Lonny Chapman, {book author} James Rosin, Ina Balin, Simon Oakland, Jo Ann Pflug, Joseph Campanella, Paul Mantee, Frank Campanella, Diana Muldaur, Tyne Daly, Henry Darrow, Robert Alda, Julie Adams, John Anderson, June Lockhart, Carolyn Jones, Priscilla Pointer, William Daniels, Linden Chiles, Dennis Patrick, John Ireland, Frank Aletter, Logan Ramsey, Ed Begley Jr., Joey Forman, Jay Varela, Stack Pierce, A Martinez, Judson Pratt, Warren Munson, Sab Shimono, Craig Stevens, Mako, John Randolph, Buddy Hackett, Milton Selzer, Ann Blyth, Ed Nelson, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr., Bibi Osterwald, Jonathan Frakes, Pernell Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Woodrow Parfrey, Whit Bissell, Skip Homeier, Hari Rhodes, Robert Webber, Ellen Geer, Milt Kamen, Will Kuluva, Clyde Kusatsu, Carmine Caridi, Mimi Rogers, Anthony Eisley, Ben Frank, Bobbi Jordan, Van Johnson, René Enríquez, John Reilly, Regis Cordic, George Cheung, Donald Petrie, Moses Gunn, Nehemiah Persoff, Roosevelt Grier, Adrienne Barbeau, Carl Betz, Barry Sullivan, William Windom, John Colicos, Marj Dusay, Zohra Lampert, Louise Latham, Lloyd Nolan, Brock Peters, John Vernon, Neville Brand, John Dehner, Jane Greer, John Larch, Robert Loggia, Beverly Adams, Salome Jens, Lisa Jane Persky, Fritz Weaver, Martin Balsam, Dixie Carter, Soon-Tek Oh, Gregory Sierra, Lane Smith, Lola Albright, Rosemary DeCamp, Roger Miller, Kim Stanley, Carol Lynley, Peter Brown, Stephen Macht, Richard Narita, Robert Walker Jr., Stuart Whitman, Frank Faylen, David Opatoshu, Raymond St. Jacques, Eddie Fontaine, Jack Ging, Paul Picerni, Paul Rudd, Joanna Barnes, Donna Mills, Michael Callan, Jorge Cervera Jr., Malcolm Atterbury, Jackie Joseph, James Keach, Madlyn Rhue, Paul Fix, Clu Gulager, Signe Hasso, Brion James, Edd Byrnes, Phyllis Newman, Joe Louis, Cameron Mitchell, Andrew Prine, Peter Mark Richman, Guy Stockwell, Robert DoQui, J. Pat O'Malley, Ford Rainey, Jane Wyatt, Stefan Gierasch, Foster Brooks, Monte Markham, Howard Hesseman, Jack Kelly, Keye Luke, John Saxon, Joan Van Ark, Don Ameche, Estelle Winwood, Steve Antin, Sandy Kenyon, Carrie Snodgress, Barry Newman, Dina Merrill, Aimee Eccles, Fernando Lamas, Jessica Walter, Don 'Red' Barry, Warren Stevens, Martine Beswick, Conchata Ferrell, Keenan Wynn, Kim Cattrall, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Francis, Nobu McCarthy, Nedra Volz, Rafer Johnson, Tige Andrews, Lew Ayres, Robert Foxworth, Casey Kasem, Jesse White, José Ferrer, Robert Hooks, Bob Crane, Pepe Hern, Stacy Keach Sr., Sid Haig, Colleen Dewhurst, Jamie Lee Curtis, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Art Aragon, K Callan, Richard Libertini, Walker Edmiston, Delores Cantú, Patti Chandler, Ellen Snortland, Kelly Preston, Fred Ward

Quincy, M.E. Television Series book by James Rosin  
'Quincy, M.E.' TV series on DVD  'Quincy, M.E.' TV series on DVD - season 6  
"Quincy, M.E.: The Television Series" [2009]
by James Rosin, Foreword by {exec producer} David Moessinger

Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [2/2012] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $19.95
BearManor Media 9x6 hardcover [10/2009] for $29.95

Seasons 1 & 2: 16 episodes, 32 hours & 8 minutes!
NBC/Universal Home Ent. color DVD [6/2005] 3 disks for $18.39
Season 3: 20 episodes, 16 hours & 35 minutes
NBC/Universal Home Ent. color DVD [6/2009] 4 disks for $28.29
Season 4: 23 episodes, 18 hours & 30 minutes
Shout! Factory color DVD [12/2012] 6 disks for $24.97
Season 5: 22 episodes, 17 hours & 30 minutes
Shout! Factory color DVD [3/2013] 6 disks for $28.97
Season 6: 18 episodes, 14 hours & 30 minutes
Shout! Factory color DVD [7/2013] 5 disks for $24.49
Season 7: 24 episodes, 19 hours
Shout! Factory color DVD [11/2014] 6 disks for $29.99
Season 8: 24 episodes, 19 hours
Shout! Factory color DVD [11/2015] 6 disks for $25.18

National Lampoon Presents "RoboDoc" [Universal Sept 2008]
poster for 'National Lampoon Presents RoboDoc'  A hilarious Airplane!-like send up of modern healthcare as sleazy lawyers and heartless insurance companies contend with a high tech efficiency initiative for hospitals; filmed at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida • Directed by Stephen L. Maddocks; written by two practicing medical doctors (Doug & Scott Gordon); starring Alan Thicke, David Faustino, Corin Nemec, David DeLuise, Michael Winslow, John Byner, and introducing Will Haze as RoboDoc
Virgil Films & Ent. color DVD [11/2009] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 10/2008 official trailer [2:14] online at YouTube
"RoboDoc Dissected: The Making of RoboDoc" [Nov 2009]
28-minute documentary written, directed & edited by Lucky Meisenheimer • full credits at IMDb • available on the movie DVD

"Sicko"  [Weinstein/Dog Eat Dog June 2007]
poster of Michael Moore's Sicko movie   Moore compares the failed American health care system with that of Canada & Cuba. Official tagline: "A comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth."
Co-produced, written & directed by and starring gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore
Weinstein Company color DVD [11/2007] for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"12th & Delaware"  [H.B.O. 2010]
'12th & Delaware' documentary from H.B.O.  90-minute documentary film about the coersion, manipulation, and mis-information handed out by the 'pregnancy information clinic' across the street from a women's healthcare facility in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Produced & directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady; film won a Peabody Award
H.B.O. 80-minute color DVD [2/2011] for $16.93
full credits at IMDbH.B.O. official movie site

"The Waiting Room"  [indep Sept 2012?]
The Waiting Room documentary film by Peter Nicks  Documentary film by Peter Hicks based on a yearlong project at Highland Hospital
in Oakland, California that included a blog with personal stories of patients and staff
and this documentary film; partly funded by the MacArthur Foundation

DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2012 trailer [2:14] at Vimeo

"Young Doctors In Love" [Fox/A.B.C. Motion Pictures July 1982]
poster for 'Young Doctors In Love' 1982 comedy   An Airplane!-style spoof of hospital soap operas Co-produced & directed by Garry Marshall; written by Michael Elias & Rich Eustis; music by Maurice Jarre; starring Sean Young, Michael McKean, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner, Rick Overton, Crystal Bernard, Ted McGinley, Saul Rubinek, Harry Dean Stanton, Pamela Reed, Taylor Negron, Patrick Collins, Dabney Coleman, Titos Vandis, Michael Richards, Hector Elizondo & Patrick Macnee
M.G.M. Video & DVD widescreen color DVD [12/2004] for $38.19
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Movies About Farming & Food Safety

see also the Monsanto, Inc. [est. 1901] Page / G.M.O. Section
at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Fed Up!" [indep video release 2002]
Fed Up! 2002 documentary  The biotech industry is spending millions of dollars each year to convince us that the genetically engineered ingredients in 70% of our food are our only hope. The propaganda goes back many years, as evidenced by hilarious & disturbing b&w archival footage; also features interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials & activists. 58-minute docufilm directed by Angelo Sacerdote
Wholesome Goodness Prodns b&w/color DVD [2002] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"The Future of Food" documentary
[Cinema Libre Studio Sept 2005]
Future of Food docu film  An in-depth investigation into the unlabeled, patented, genetically-modified
foods that have quietly been placed on the shelves of U.S. supermarkets.

Co-produced, written & directed by Deborah Koons Garcia
Arts Alliance America letterbox color DVD [11/2007] for $21.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Our Daily Bread"  [Austria April 2006]
Our Daily Bread docufilm from Germany  The film looks without commenting {virtually no narration) at the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming in Europe, where food is produced to the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense, noisy machines. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter; co-produced & co‑written by Wolfgang Widerhofer
Icarus Films widescreen color DVD [1/2009] for $26.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Fast Food Nation"  [Participant/Fox Searchlight Nov 2006]
"Fast Food Nation" docu-drama directed by Richard Linklater  A hundred years after Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle", and here we go again ... A docu-drama showing how contaminated food products are made in the U.S.A by undocumented workers (fearful of deportation) in unsafe and unhealthy environments; DVD includes four Flash shorts & the featurette "The Manufacturing of Fast Food Nation" [2007] directed by Kevin Ford {IMDb credits} Co-produced & co-written by Eric Schlosser; co-written & directed by Richard Linklater; featuring Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno & Bruce Willis
Fox widescreen color DVD [3/2007] for $6.79
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Fast Food Nation  "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of The All-American Meal" [2001]
by Eric Schlosser

"Best Business Book of The Year" — Fortune Magazine
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [7/2005] for $10.19
HarperCollins 8x5¼ pb [1/2002] out of print/hundreds used
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [1/2001] for $17.16
Bantam ABRIDGED audio [1/2002] out of prodn/used

"King Corn: You Are What You Eat"
documentary feature [ITVS/Mosaic Oct 2007]
King Corn documentary film by Aaron Woolf  Two college students decide to grow an acre of corn, and discover the inside workings of American agribusiness, and what is required to obtain Federal crop subsidies. Co-produced & directed by Aaron Woolf; co-produced & featuring Ian Cheney & Curt Ellis; also featuring Michael Pollan
New Video Groupcolor DVD [4/2008] for $9.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The World According To Monsanto"
[Arte France March 2008]
Le Monde Selon Monsanto / The World According To Monsanto 2008 documentary film   French title: "Le Monde Selon Monsanto"; a deep look at the history of chemical company Monsanto, which has re-branded itself as a maker of crop-saving products, despite its past and present despoilation of the environment: from Agent Orange to untested GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) to animal hormones and other risky chemicals that are banned across Europe and around the world – but unregulated in the fascist United States.
Written & directed & narrated by French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin
Yes! Magazine widescreen color DVD set [3/2008] 2 disks for $29.97
2-disk {yellow cover} version includes a bonus film on the rBGH growth hormone by Jeffrey M. Smith, and the audio CD "Don't Put That In Your Mouth"
Arte Video widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $31.69
1-disk (white cover} version has choice of French or German or English soundtracks
credits at IMDbofficial movie homepage {FR or DE}movie entry at Wikipedia
watch full {mostly English} movie online [1:49:02] at YouTube
World According To Monsanto book by Marie-Monique Robin  
"The World According To Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and The Control of The Food Supply" [2010] by Marie-Monique Robin
Kindle Edition from The New Press [5/2010] for $9.99
The New Press 9¼x6¼ pb [1/2012] for $15.94
The New Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2010] out of print/many used
lots more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's Monsanto Company, Inc. Page

"Fresh" documentary [indep May 2009]
"Fresh" documentary film by Ana Sofia Joanes  "New thinking about what we're eating." The recent, rapid transformation of America's agriculture into an under-regulated industrial model has produced food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Produced & directed by Ana Sofia Joanes; features urban farmer/activist Will Allen, farmer/entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and progressive supermarket owner David Ball
screening & DVD info at the producer's website
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Food, Inc." documentary feature
[Participant Media / Magnolia June 2009]
"Food, Inc." documentary film  A handful of multinational corporations control the global food production business, with an emphasis on delivering 'fast food' at great profit and with little regard for nutrition or food safety or the environment. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Robert Kenner; co-produced & co-written by Elise Pearlstein; featuring Gary Hirshberg, Barbara Kowalyck, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin & Eric Schlosser: Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen clor Blu-ray [11/2009] for $13.99
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2009] for $8.59
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2009] for $8.30
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer at IMDb
Food, Inc. Participant Media Guide book edited by Karl Weber  
"Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer - and What You Can Do About It" [2009] Edited by Karl Weber
PublicAffairs 9x6 pb [5/2009] for $9.96

"Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root" [indep June 2009]
Ingredients / Local Food Movement docufilm  73-minute docufilm directed by Robert Bates & narrated by Bebe Neuwirth;
featuring renowned chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman & Greg Higgins, and
academic Joan Dye Gussow & ecologist Gary Paul Nabhan
Docurama 67-minute color DVD [3/2011] for $22.91
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 10/2012 official trailer [2:01] at YouTube
sequel "Ingredients Hawai'i" [indep 2012]
Written & directed by Robert Bates; featuring Ed Kenney, Mark Noguchi, Jay Maddock, and Ma'o Farm
not listed at IMDb • watch 11/2012 official trailer [2:12] at YouTube
full movie [31:52] is available on YouTube or rent or buy at Amazon Instant Video (2014)

"The Dark Side of Chocolate" [indep 2010]
Dark Side of Chocolate anti-slavery documentary  Your favorite confections are made from ingredients that are harvested on the
basis of human trafficking and slave labor. 45-minute documentary filmed in Mali,
Germany & Switzerland.
Co-directed by U. Roberto Romano & Miki Mistrati
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • bare credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The Harvest (La Cosecha)"
[Cinema Libre Studio July 2011]
The Harvest / La Cosecha documentary film about child labor in America  U.S. labor laws allow over 400,000 American children ages 12 and under to work in agricultural fields 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed and clothe America. This 80-minute film profiles three families as they follow the harvest, from the scorching heat of Texas onion fields to the winter snows of Michigan apple orchards, and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields. Each child makes $64.00 a week, while agribusiness reaps escalating profits. Exec-produced by Eva Longoria; directed by U. Roberto Romano; featuring Zulema Lopez (age 12), Perla Sanchez (14) & Victor Huapilla (16)
Cinema Libre Distrbn color DVD [10/2011] for $24.95
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:15] at Vimeo

"Farmageddon: The Unseen War On Family Farms" [indep July 2011]
Farmageddon docufilm  Many parents have found that their children heal from allergies or asthma after switching to raw milk and organically grown produce, which gradually built a thriving local farm industry; but Big Agribusiness won't tolerate any such rebellion, and many farms were raided by state & federal officials, and many growers and buyers have been arrested or fined. Why is this happening in America? • Co-produced & directed by Kristin Canty
Passion River 90-minute color DVD [4/2012] for $16.18
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 11/2010 official trailer [3:58] at Vimeo

"Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives" [indep Sept 2012]
Genetic Roulette book & docfilm by Jeffrey M. Smith  "The World's Most Dangerous Food Scam . . . Exposed!" • 85-minute documentary film directed by Jeffrey M. Smith, narrated by Lisa Oz; bonus disk contains 12 short Public Service Announcements and three short documentaries: 28-minute "Seeds of Freedom" (narrated by Jeremy Irons), 42-minute "The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods" by Smith, and 16-minute "The Politics of GMOs"
Institute For Responsible Technology color DVD [9/2012] 2 disks for $25.00
not listed on IMDb • official movie site
Genetic Roulette Documented Health Risks book by Jeffrey M. Smith  "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods"
[2007] by Jeffrey M. Smith, Foreword by Michael Meacher (MP of U.K.)

Chelsea Green/Yes! Books 10x8 hardcover [1/2007] for $18.45

lots more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's
Monsanto Company, Inc. Page / G.M.O. Section

"A Place At The Table" documentary
[Participant Media/Magnolia Pictures 2013]
A Place At The Table documentary feature  "One Nation, Underfed" documentary feature that examines the current hunger crisis in America; confusing info 7/2012: filmed as "Finding North", retitled + official website is gone + two titles & two entries on IMDb, etc. Improved info 10/2012: The "interactive social action campaign will launch in early 2013" Co-produced & directed by Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush; featuring Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio; original music by T-Bone Burnett, The Civil Wars; nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2013] for $17.49
Magnolia Pictures widescreen color DVD [6/2013] for $14.96
full IMDb credits as "Finding North"full IMDb credits as "..Table"official movie site
watch official trailer [2:25] at YouTube
A Place at the Table book edited by Peter Pringle  
"A Place At The Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How To Solve It" [2013] Edited by Peter Pringle
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [2/2013] for $8.79
Participant Media/PublicAffairs 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $11.60

"G.M.O. - O.M.G: Is This The End of Real Food?" [indep Sept 2013]
'G.M.O. / O.M.G' documentary about genetically-modified food crops  Today in the United States, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings: each of us unknowingly consumes genetically-engineered food on a daily basis, and the risks & effects on our health and the environment are largely unknown. 90‑minute documentary co-produced & directed by Jeremy Seifert; co-produced by Elizabeth Kucinich; featuring Dennis Kucinich
M.P.I. Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [7/2014] for $23.48
M.P.I. Home Video widescreen color DVD [7/2014] for $19.85
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 6/2014 official trailer [2:18] at Vimeo
lots more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's
Monsanto Company, Inc. Page / G.M.O. Section

"Fed Up" [Atlas/RADiUS-TWC May 2014]
Fed Up 2014 documentary film  "The movie [that] the food industry doesn't want you to see" • Uncovers the 30-year campaign by the food industry that causes more of us to get sick from the food that we eat than anyone realized. • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Stephanie Soechtig; narrated by Katie Couric; featuring Mark Bittman, Richard Carmona, Sen. Tom Harkin, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Harvey Karp, Dr. David Kessler, Dr. David Ludwig, Dr. Robert Lustig, Michael Pollan & Gary Taubes
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [2:25] at YouTube

"Steak (R)evolution" [France November 2014, USA July 2015]
Steak (R)evolution movie from France  A 'mouth-watering documentary'; a French film director and his favorite butcher search for the world’s best steak; filmed in Japan, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Argetina, Brasil, Canada, Britain, and Brooklyn, USA • Co-written, co-produced & edited by Vérane Frédiani; co-written & directed by Franck Ribière; starring Franck Ribière & butcher Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec • Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbEnglish-language official movie siteJapanese official movie site
watch 3/2015 French-language official trailer [1:48] online at YouTube
watch 8/2015 Japanese-language official trailer [1:30] online at YouTube

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