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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Writer: Joel Bakan, Harold Crooks, Mark Achbar
Production: N/A
Year: 2003
MetaScore: 73/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: $3,493,516
Released: 04 Jun 2004
Awards: 12 wins & 1 nomination

63 Clips

They re there because they understand - The Corporation 00:35
They re there because they understand
When I was researching the takeover of public space - The Corporation 00:31
When I was researching the takeover of public space
It's about competition it's about market share - The Corporation 00:37
It's about competition it's about market share
What happens in the areas where these corporations - The Corporation 00:28
What happens in the areas where these corporations
Big mistake - The Corporation 00:35
Big mistake
Big mistake - The Corporation 00:36
Big mistake
Because they saw it as a commons - The Corporation 00:36
Because they saw it as a commons
We see a lot of conflicting evidence - The Corporation 00:33
We see a lot of conflicting evidence
We know that people are consuming antibiotics - The Corporation 00:35
We know that people are consuming antibiotics
To determine the kind of personality - The Corporation 00:21
To determine the kind of personality
The modern corporation has grown out of the industrial age - The Corporation 00:36
The modern corporation has grown out of the industrial age
The word corporate gets attached in almost - The Corporation 00:34
The word corporate gets attached in almost
The eagle - The Corporation 00:35
The eagle
Through the voices of CEOs whistle blowers - The Corporation 00:18
Through the voices of CEOs whistle blowers
In our search for wealth and for prosperity - The Corporation 00:07
In our search for wealth and for prosperity
Fifteen corporations would like to control the conditions - The Corporation 00:25
Fifteen corporations would like to control the conditions
We can change the government - The Corporation 00:12
We can change the government
If this many people around the country would do this - The Corporation 00:36
If this many people around the country would do this
Sometimes it surprises me how effective you can actually be - The Corporation 00:22
Sometimes it surprises me how effective you can actually be
So we ve got to undo a lot of things - The Corporation 00:26
So we ve got to undo a lot of things
The death of birth - The Corporation 00:25
The death of birth
Do I know you well enough to call you fellow plunderers - The Corporation 00:37
Do I know you well enough to call you fellow plunderers
There are many tools for bringing back community - The Corporation 00:26
There are many tools for bringing back community
Where the British decided - The Corporation 00:33
Where the British decided
They work for Lockheed Martin - The Corporation 00:35
They work for Lockheed Martin
So what wanted to do is to look at the very roots - The Corporation 00:28
So what wanted to do is to look at the very roots
Originally Wal Mart and Kathy Lee Gifford had said - The Corporation 00:37
Originally Wal Mart and Kathy Lee Gifford had said
And this time they freaked - The Corporation 00:36
And this time they freaked
I ask myself often times why - The Corporation 00:36
I ask myself often times why
The corporations do - The Corporation 00:19
The corporations do
So don t fear the government - The Corporation 00:17
So don t fear the government
Of their decisions - The Corporation 00:35
Of their decisions
Is the collusion between corporations - The Corporation 00:36
Is the collusion between corporations
Is a product that produces more of what we don t need - The Corporation 00:36
Is a product that produces more of what we don t need
What Fox neglected to report is this - The Corporation 00:37
What Fox neglected to report is this
I said you know this is news - The Corporation 00:36
I said you know this is news
Monsanto sent the second letter - The Corporation 00:35
Monsanto sent the second letter
One of the first stories that Jane came up with - The Corporation 00:35
One of the first stories that Jane came up with
In a world economy where information is filtered - The Corporation 00:16
In a world economy where information is filtered
About how they feel about things - The Corporation 00:33
About how they feel about things
The goal for the corporations is to maximize profit - The Corporation 00:27
The goal for the corporations is to maximize profit
Privatization does not mean you take a public institution - The Corporation 00:32
Privatization does not mean you take a public institution
With deregulation privatization free trade - The Corporation 00:37
With deregulation privatization free trade
The pursuit of profit is an old story - The Corporation 00:16
The pursuit of profit is an old story
It can go back - The Corporation 00:34
It can go back
I ve got to be honest with you - The Corporation 00:21
I ve got to be honest with you
What if it never ran - The Corporation 00:36
What if it never ran
Or as a manager - The Corporation 00:35
Or as a manager
The corporation is not a person - The Corporation 00:37
The corporation is not a person
It is never a decision that any CEO makes lightly - The Corporation 00:37
It is never a decision that any CEO makes lightly
One of the questions that comes up periodically - The Corporation 00:28
One of the questions that comes up periodically
There are times when you think about it - The Corporation 00:35
There are times when you think about it
Factory farm cows have not been the only victims - The Corporation 00:34
Factory farm cows have not been the only victims
Through their food - The Corporation 00:32
Through their food
Cosmetics weed killers - The Corporation 00:32
Cosmetics weed killers
Well the whole idea of the export processing zone - The Corporation 00:36
Well the whole idea of the export processing zone
The dominant role of corporations in our lives - The Corporation 00:28
The dominant role of corporations in our lives
Of the modern business corporation - The Corporation 00:22
Of the modern business corporation
It should not surprise us that corporate allegiance - The Corporation 00:22
It should not surprise us that corporate allegiance
The breast cancer gene - The Corporation 00:37
The breast cancer gene
Drawing the metaphor of the early attempts to fly - The Corporation 00:37
Drawing the metaphor of the early attempts to fly
Especially because you know I bought first class tickets - The Corporation 00:33
Especially because you know I bought first class tickets
Again and again we have the problem - The Corporation 00:17
Again and again we have the problem

Cast

Self - Narrator - Mikela Jay
Actor - Dramatizations - Rob Beckwermert
Actor - Dramatizations - Christopher Gora
Actor - Dramatizations - Nina Jones
Actor - Dramatizations - Richard Kopycinski
Actor - Dramatizations - Karen Lam
Actor - Dramatizations - Sean Lang
Actor - Dramatizations - Bert Phillips
Actor - Dramatizations - Diana Wilson
Self - Investigative Reporter - Jane Akre
Self - CEO, Interface - Ray Anderson
Self - Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business School - Joe Badaracco
Self - Chairperson, Council of Canadians - Maude Barlow
Self - Corporate Sponsored University Students - Chris Barrett
Self - Competitive Intelligence Professional - Marc Barry
Self - Professor of Law, UCLA - Robert Benson
Self - Executive Director of Trade Union Program, Harvard - Elaine Bernard
Self - Author, IBM and the Holocaust - Edwin Black
Self - Commodities Trader - Carlton Brown
Self - USMC: Exposes Anti-FDR Plot - Smedley Butler
Self - Institute Professor, MIT - Noam Chomsky
Self - Health Canada Scientist - Shiv Chopra
Self - Counselor - Ed Collins
Self - President, Business Council on National Issues - Thomas D'Aquino
Self - Slain Student: Bolivia - Víctor Hugo Daza
Self - Baker - Solomon DeMontigny
Self - Founder, Drucker School of Management - Peter Drucker
Self - Professor Emeritus of Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois - Samuel Epstein
Self - Spokesperson, Celebration Florida - Andrea Finger
Self - Office Manager - Nicole Barchilon Frank
Self - Nobel Prize Winning Economist - Milton Friedman
Self - Environmental Technician - Susan Gaydos
Self - Chairman and Former CEO, Goodyear Tire - Sam Gibara
Self - Co-Founder, Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy - Richard Grossman
Self - Business Owner - Bruce Hamilton
Self - Consultant to the FBI on Psychopaths - Robert Hare
Self - Vice President, Initiative Media - Lucy Hughes
Self - Director of Center for Business and Government, Harvard University - Ira Jackson
Self - Director, National Labor Committee - Charles Kernaghan
Self - President and CEO, Canadian Council for Internation Business - Robert Keyes
Self - Business Owner - Suk Choo Kim
Self - Philosopher - Mark Kingwell
Self - Author, No Logo - Naomi Klein
Self - Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc. - Tom Kline
Self - Founder & CEO, Nike - Phil Knight
Self - CEO, Burson Marsteller - Chris Komisarjevsky
Self - National Lawyers Guild - James Lafferty
Self - Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard - Susan E. Linn
Self - Corporate Sponsored University Students - Luke McCabe
Self - Corporate Governance Advisor - Robert Monks
Self - Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell - Mark Moody-Stuart
Self - Filmmaker & Author - Michael Moore
Self - Coalition in Defense of Water and Life - Oscar Olivera
Self - Minister of Trade, Canada - Pierre Pettigrew
Self - CEO, Big Fat Inc. - Jonathan Ressler
Self - President, Foundation on Economic Trends - Jeremy Rifkin
Self - Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Jim Robinson
Self - Social Worker - Amy Rosefield
Self - Physicist & Ecologist - Vandana Shiva
Self - CEO, Landor and Associates - Clay Timon
Self - Executive Director, The Fraser Institute - Michael Walker
Self - Editor, Multinational Monitor - Robert Weissman
Self - Investigative Reporter - Steve Wilson
Self - Vice President, IBM Technology and Strategy Group - Irving Wladawski-Berger
Self - Burmese Refugee - Don Xui Xziang
Self - Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy - Mary Zepernick
Self - Author, A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
Self - Kofi Annan
Self - with George W. Bush - Jean Chrétien
Self - Potsdam - Winston Churchill
Self - During Salt March - Mohandas K. Gandhi
Self - Behind Kathie Lee - Frank Gifford
Self - with Queen Elizabeth - King George VI
Self - During March on Washington - Martin Luther King
Self - After Release, with Winnie - Nelson Mandela
Self - with Nelson - Winnie Mandela
Self - CBC - Peter Mansbridge
Self - CBC - Knowlton Nash
Self - Potsdam - Iosif Stalin
Self - Ken Starr
Self - Wendy's Commercial - Dave Thomas
Self - Potsdam - Harry S. Truman
Self - Senator: Chairs Posilac Inquiry - Eugene Whelan