The One Percent (2005)

The One Percent
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nicole Buffett Actor Herself 1 1000001
Steve Forbes Actor Himself 1 1000002
Bill Gates Actor Himself 1 1000003
Adnan Khashoggi Actor Himself 1 1000004
Paul Orfalea Actor Himself 1 1000005
Milton Friedman Actor Himself 1 1000006
Karl Muth Actor n/a 1 1000007
Greg Schell Actor n/a 1 1000008
Roy Martin Actor n/a 1 1000009
Chuck Collins Actor n/a 1 1000010
Ralph Nader Actor n/a 1 1000011
Jamie Johnson Director n/a 2 2000001
Jamie Johnson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nick Kurzon Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nick Kurzon Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Nick Kurzon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Levine Editor n/a 172 7000002
Matthew Hamachek Editor n/a 172 7000003
Robert Miller Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Chen Harpaz Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jeremy Walker Film Publicist n/a 121076 29000001
Synopsis
"The One Percent" refers to the tiny percentage of Americans who control nearly half the wealth of the U.S. This amount of wealth in the hands of so few people is a danger to our very way of life. Filmmaker and heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, Jamie Johnson, captures his story through personal interviews with Robert Reich, Adnan Khashoggi, Bill Gates, and Steve Forbes. And he's not afraid to butt heads with Milton Friedman, the economist who coined the term "the trickledown effect." He also shows how the other half lives, using real-world examples of the wealth gap: he takes a tour of a dilapidated housing project in Chicago, rides around with an enlightened taxi driver, and sees the human toll of the unfair economics of the Florida sugar industry.