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McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998)

McLibel is the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris, anonymous ... See full summary »

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Franny Armstrong, Ken Loach (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helen Steel Helen Steel ... Herself
Dave Morris Dave Morris ... Himself
Veronika Hyks Veronika Hyks ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Mike Love ... Himself - Head of Communications, McDonald's UK
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Alexander ... Richard Rampton QC
T. Colin Campbell T. Colin Campbell ... Himself (as Prof.Colin Campbell)
Jeremy Corbyn ... Himself (as Jeremy Corbyn MP)
Sue Dibb Sue Dibb ... Herself - National Food Alliance
Pip Donaghy Pip Donaghy ... David Walker
Ian Flintoff Ian Flintoff ... David Green
Oliver Ford Davies ... Dr. Arnott
Lynne Franks Lynne Franks ... Herself
Dan Gallin Dan Gallin ... Himself - General Secretary, Intl. Union of Food Workers
Stephen Gardner Stephen Gardner ... Himself - Former Ass. Attorney General, Texas
Geoffrey Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano ... Himself - Former 'Ronald McDonald' actor (as Geoff Giuliano)
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McLibel is the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris, anonymous campaigners who become unlikely global heroes. Struggling to defend themselves in the longest trial in English history, they face infiltration by spies, secret meetings with corporate executives, 40,000 pages of background reading, and a visit from Ronald McDonald. Using interviews with witnesses and reconstructions of key moments in court, the film examines the main issues in the trial: nutrition, animals, advertising, employment, the environment, and freedom of speech. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Spanner Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

McLibel See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP20,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2005 updated)

Sound Mix:

Mono
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Alternate Versions

A longer 85-minute version, incorporating the McLibel Two taking on the UK government's libel laws in the European Court, was released in April 2005. See more »

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Once is not enough!
27 September 2004 | by monkeyfish-1See all my reviews

This outstanding documentary should be seen by everyone who ever visited or even thought about visiting a McDonald's restaurant. It is utterly inspiring, real David and Goliath stuff.

The case is mentioned in the brilliantly researched, funny and informative book by Eric Schlosser, 'Fast Food Nation' but the documentary goes into far greater detail. Get your hands on it if you can.

I accidentally put this review on the 1997 mini series version of the same story. I haven't seen the dramatised version, but if it's anything like as good as this documentary,then it's probably worth watching too if you can find it.


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