Funny documentary, released in 1989, which features director Michael Moore trying without success to personally meet General Motors head Roger Smith to confront him with the widespread poverty visited on Flint, Michigan, after GM closed its plants there. The film captures some really odd moments--a woman selling rabbits as "pets or meat" (and kills one onscreen for supper); a sheriff reluctantly evicting people just before Christmas; Moore catching game show host Bob Eubanks telling racist jokes; Flint's failed automobile theme park; and Moore's attempts to locate Smith at ritzy garden parties, the GM offices, and a meeting of the stockholders.

Moore has been able to turn this movie's incredible success (well, success for a documentary, at least) into a career as a political and corporate gadfly.

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