The Founder

The Founder

DVD - 2017
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Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Publisher: [United States] : The Weinstein Company, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
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1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD FOU

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gurujr
Nov 10, 2017

Wow, really good movie. The birth of McDonald's kinda resembles how Facebook got started with Mark Zuckerberg facing off against the Winklevoss brothers on who actually owns the idea of Facebook. The results turned out to be the same. What can you say Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc was superb. Keaton is in the actor category of Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkin, and Meryl Streep. Guy can play any role. Yeah, there was once a time hamburgers were 15 cents.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Nov 10, 2017

A good movie which shows two proud, honest brothers that gave excellent quality and service lose out to what seems a low life salesman with the ethics of a street dog (sorry dogs) As they say been there don't it but never quite got the 'T' shirt...... Good movie

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t3star
Nov 08, 2017

very good movie. interesting to see the cut-throat capitalism of business. we all know it's there, but it's portrayed wonderfully. michael keaton plays a great scumbag.

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wodebaobei38
Oct 13, 2017

Not worth it.

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BrandonBlanchard
Oct 02, 2017

A very well done movie with impressive acting. The subject is informative, but I can't say I'm a fan of Ray Kroc after watching this.

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akirakato
Sep 24, 2017

Directed by John Lee Hancock and originally released as a motion picture in 2016, this 115-minute docudrama depicts the business life of Ray Kroc.
He says that the keyword of success is persistence.
It is interesting.
Everybody knows the word, but practising it and actually getting there seems quite difficult.

This is a great film featuring an amazing performance by Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, "the founder" of fast-food behemoth McDonald's. The viewer comes away with a keener appreciation of the bizarre, vicious underpinning of our capitalist society. Kroc was a devotee of Norman Vincent Peal's THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, which allowed him to paper over the widely practiced immorality of the American businessman, captured in the infamous Kroc quote: “It’s dog eat dog, rat eat rat. If my competitor were drowning, I’d walk over and put a hose right in his mouth.” The Weinstein Company makes reliably good movies.

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llane
Sep 22, 2017

What a theiveing piece of .......... work

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uzebdrumz
Sep 18, 2017

An interesting story about what is, for many, the American Dream. Ray Kroc is persistent & this film demonstrates the consequences of his persistence. The dates & times are not always clear, & they fail to mention the IPO in 1965; presumably the entire film takes place before this important event. Keaton does a believable portrayal of Kroc, & the McDonald brothers legitimately gain sympathy from the viewer as they are steamrolled by Kroc's energy & persistence. Kroc's self-help record is actually a mash up of the power of positive thinking & a speech by Calvin Coolidge.

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Miller1114
Sep 15, 2017

Ruthless but that is what it takes to become a corporation. You can't become a billionaire by being a nice guy. One line in the movie particularly stayed with me. The main character said, 'I'm the type of person that if I see a person drowning I would put a hose in his mouth.' Based on the history of the 'founder' there is no doubt why their workers make the bare minimum to survive.

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