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Fast Food Nation

After contaminated meat is found in his company's burgers, a marketing executive takes an eye-opening trip around the slaughterhouses, feedlots and malls of Middle America.

Drama set in the fast food industry and based on material from the book of the same name written by Eric Schlosser, an incendiary non-fiction exploration of the industry.

Don Henderson - 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 realised it is they who are being consumed by an industry with a seemingly endless appetite for fresh meat.

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Mar 2010 23:40

Credits

Role Contributor
Don Henderson Greg Kinnear
Director Richard Linklater
Cindy Patricia Arquette
Pete Ethan Hawke
Rudy Martin Kris Kristofferson
Writer Eric Schlosser
Writer Richard Linklater

Broadcasts

  • Thu 25 Mar 2010 22:00
  • Fri 26 Mar 2010 23:40