Fast Food Nation

Synopsis: Don Anderson is the Mickey's food restaurant chain's Marketing Director. He is the inventor of the "Big One" the hamburger best seller of Mickey's. An independent research reports the presence of cow's feces in the Big One. So Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to verify if the slaughterhouse, main supplier of Mickey's, is efficient as it appears and the production process is regular. During his investigations he discovers the horrible truth behind a simple hamburger; the reality is not like we think it is. Don discovers what the mass production system involves, from the temp workers like Amber, to the exploitation of Mexican irregular immigrants. It is not only the meat that is crushed in the mincing machine, but all our society.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Linklater
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Too much E. coli in stuff. People could get sick.

Is that the one that can kill kids?

I don't know. I don't think so.

I mean,

nobody's gotten sick or anything.

But Jack says too much cow manure

is somehow getting into the meat.

That's disgusting.

That's my new job. Same office-

still dealing with bullshit.

Well, I guess it is a marketing issue after all.

If the kids die

from eating your burgers...

it makes them much harder to sell.

That's right. Marketing 101.

Don't kill the customer.

Bad for repeat business.






I sent that form in. I paid it.

Hey, you tell that coach

and that whole fucking league...

if he doesn't play,

I'm gonna kick all their asses.

S. Yeah, yeah.

I just did a pickup.

I'll talk to you later.



- S.

- S.

Oh, God! Yeah!

You like the way that feels?

Oh, my gosh!

Oh, my gosh!

That's right, bitch.

- Do you like it when I pull your hair?

- Yes! Yes, pull my hair!

- That's right, slut.

- I love it when you call me "slut."

Let's go. Stand up.

Yo. Stand up.

Come on. Stand up.


Stand up.

What the f*ck you doin'?

Fuckin' people on vacation.


Hang on a second.

Welcome to Mickeys.

Can I take your order?

Yeah. I'm thinkin' about a Big One.

Okay. Would you like

some large fries with that?

No. No, thanks. Not tonight.

- Our supervalue drink?

- I'll have a chocolate shake and a water.

All right. Would you like

any dessert with that?

- A brownie pie or a turnover?

- No, not tonight.

Okay. Uh, that'll be 4.98.

Okay. Here you go.

So, what's your favorite thing

on the menu?

I like everything.

Well, I know that's not true.

But you did give me

the correct answer.

I was just testing you. I'm actually

a vice president of marketing for Mickeys.

- Really?

- Yeah. It's true.

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Eric Schlosser

Eric Matthew Schlosser (born August 17, 1959) is an American journalist and author known for his investigative journalism, such as in his books Fast Food Nation (2001), Reefer Madness (2003), and Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (2013). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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