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Fuel (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 September 2009 (USA)
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »

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Joshua Tickell (as Josh Tickell)

Writer:

Johnny O'Hara
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joshua Tickell ... Himself / narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Boxer ... Herself - Senator - California
Richard Branson ... Himself - Founder, Virgin Group
George W. Bush ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Sheryl Crow ... Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist
Larry David ... Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre Deborah Dupre ... Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ... Josh's brother
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze Perry Freeze ... Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta
Larry Hagman ... Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate
Joseph Harberg ... Himself, Environmental Expert
Woody Harrelson ... Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee Jay Inslee ... Himself - Congressman, Washington
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Storyline

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us. Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. Written by Rebecca Harrell

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Uncovering America's dirty secret See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Горючее See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,386, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$32,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,465
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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On January 1, 2010, Director Josh Tickell married Producer Rebecca Harrell, who also starred in the Christmas movie "Prancer" as a young girl. She also wrote and sang the song "Drive" that plays during the closing credits. Rebecca has been instrumental in changing the direction of the film since Sundance, and has breathed new life into Josh's efforts to bring education about sustainable fuels to the country and the world. See more »

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Outstanding!
21 October 2008 | by martyyuraSee all my reviews

FUEL is not only superbly done, with not a break in holding my attention for its entire length, but timely, pertinent and moving as well. I found myself completely engaged in following the flow of identifying the myriad of breakdowns and conspiracies of perfidy, perpetrated on sectors of our country and our planet. FUEL spoke passionately about the damage done on several levels: individual, community, region, country, world. Personal tragedies correlated with tragedies already experienced by groups and populations, and predictably will extend into the future, affecting us in ways which are likely to exceed what's currently known. And those of us who are actually aware of what's occurring are battling the giants who are continuing in the direction they've been going all along, indisputably aware of the cost to people and the environment. But the remarkable aspect of the film is that in the face of all this you're left with an opening for action, a call to stand up and do something that will forward the healing and impact us all. Now that's the way to walk out of the theater. That's what has FUEL be a film that makes a difference.


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