Sicko (2007)

Sicko
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 2hr 3mins.
Genres Documentary, Interview
Keywords government, medical, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kirsten Johnson Camera n/a 120798 6000001
Paul Leonardo Jr. Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000002
Jennifer Latham Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Dan Swietlik Editor n/a 172 7000001
Geoffrey Richman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Kent Sparling Sound Re-recordist sound re-recording mixer 120943 14000001
Erin O'Hara Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christopher Seward Editor n/a 172 7000003
Michael Moore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Rehya Young Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Meghan O'Hara Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Moore Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Moore Director n/a 2 2000001
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Anne Moore Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Kathleen Glynn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Michael Moore Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Opening with profiles of several ordinary Americans whose lives have been disrupted, shattered and--in some cases--ended by health care catastrophe, the film makes it clear that the crisis doesn't only affect the 47 million uninsured citizens, but also the millions of others who dutifully pay their premiums and who often get strangled by bureaucratic red tape as well. After detailing just how the system got into such a mess (the short answer: profits and Nixon), viewers are whisked around the world, visiting countries including Canada, Great Britain and France, where all citizens receive free medical benefits. Finally, Moore gathers a group of 9/11 heroes--rescue workers now suffering from debilitating illnesses who have been denied medical attention in the United States. He takes them to a most expected place, and in addition to finally receiving care; they also engage in some unexpected diplomacy. The film is a straight-shooting portrait of the crazy and sometimes cruel U.S. health care system, told from the vantage of everyday people faced with extraordinary and bizarre challenges in their quest for basic health coverage.