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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2011)

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Synopsis

The film follows the reboot mission of its filmmaker, Joe Cross. One hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Cross is at the end of his rope. In the mirror he saw a 310-pound man, with a gut bigger than a beach ball and a future that wouldn't end well. With one foot already in the grave, the other wasn?t far behind. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to provide a solution, Joe turns to the only option left: the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and get healthy. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 pounds. He is a cheeseburger away from a heart attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,600,000
Domestic Releases: April 1st, 2011 (Limited) by Reboot Media
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Directing Yourself, Medical and Hospitals, Agitprop, Road Trip
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Reboot Media
Production Countries: Australia,
United States

Cast

Joe Cross    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Story Creator    Joe Cross
Story Creator    Robert Mac
Producer    Stacey Offman
Executive Producer    Joe Cross
Executive Producer    Shane Hodson
Executive Producer    Robert Mac
Co-Producer    Alison Amron
Co-Producer    John Miller-Monzon
Co-Producer    Christopher Seward
Editor    Alison Amron
Editor    Christopher Seward

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 11th, 2011

October 12th, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market. The biggest first run release coming out this week is Horrible Bosses, which was a surprise $100 million hit. Green Lantern will likely be the best selling release of the week, but it disappointed with critics and at the box office. As far as the best of the best goes, The Tree of Life Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet as far as Pick of the Week goes, bu there are a few others that are worth picking up. There are also a couple of late arrivals that deserve honorable mentions this week: Castle: Season Three and Dumbo - Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

These are Limited Releases?

April 1st, 2011

Normally limited releases open in only a couple theaters and even six theaters is quite a lot compared to the average. However, this weekend, we have a film opening in nearly a dozen theaters, another opening in a few dozen theaters, and even one opening in more than 100 theaters. It's always risky to open a film in that many theaters, and to make matters worse, most of the films opening in limited release this week are not earning spectacular reviews. But let's hope we have continued success on the limited release front. More...

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