Fast Food Nation

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Linklater, Richard. Fast Food Nation. Los Angeles: Fox Searchlight, 2006. 113 min.

Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) - a marketing executive at Mickey’s Fast Food Restaurant chain, home of “The Big One” - has a problem. Contaminated meat is getting into the frozen patties of the company’s best-selling burger. To find out why, he’ll have to take a journey to the dark side of the All-American meal. Leaving the cushy confines of the company’s Southern California boardroom for the immigrant-staffed slaughterhouses, teeming feedlots and cookie cutter strip malls of Middle America, what Don discovers is a Fast Food Nation of consumers who haven’t realized it is they who are being consumed by an industry with a seemingly endless appetite for fresh meat. (Source: Participant Media)

© 2006 HanWay Films. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001.