The Founder

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1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac. ...

Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: Robert Siegel
Production: The Weinstein Company
Year: 2016
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: $12,785,093
Released: 20 Jan 2017
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations.


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Ray Kroc - Michael Keaton
Dick McDonald - Nick Offerman
Mac McDonald - John Carroll Lynch
Joan Smith - Linda Cardellini
Harry J. Sonneborn - B.J. Novak
Ethel Kroc - Laura Dern
Fred Turner - Justin Randell Brooke
June Martino - Kate Kneeland
Rollie Smith - Patrick Wilson
Jim Zien - Griff Furst
Jerry Cullen - Wilbur Fitzgerald
Jack Horford - David de Vries
Leonard Rosenblatt - Andrew Benator
Myra Rosenblatt - Cara Mantella
Owner (Ed's Drive-In) - Randall Taylor
Car Hop Girl (Ed's Drive-In) - Lacey King
Dennis (as Jeremy Madden) - Jeremy Daniel Madden
Car Hop Girl (Joe's Drive-In) - Rebecca Ray
Employee (San Bernadino) - Adam Rosenberg
Woman (San Bernadino) - Jacinte Blankenship
Loan Officer #1 - Charles Green
Loan Officer #2 (as David Marshall Silverman) - David Silverman
Harvey Peltz - Mike Pniewski
Mrs. Horford - Catherine Dyer
Mrs. Cullen - Susan Williams
Art Wolodarsky - Franco Castan
Kroc Corporate Lawyer - Kenny Alfonso
Cheerleader #1 - Kabby Borders
Cheerleader #2 - Nicolette Goetz
Cheerleader #3 - Lauren Denham
Cheerleader #4 - Abbey Ferrell
Photographer (as Mathias Alvarez) - Justin Alvarez
Kroc Divorce Lawyer - Victor McCay
Doctor Reeves - Steve Coulter
Will Davis (LA Times Reporter) - Ric Reitz
Mother (San Bernadino) - Joy Glover Walters
Little Boy - Makabe Ganey
Customer (Schaumburg) - Jody Thompson
Grand Opening Customer Churchill - Chris Greene
Bingo Caller - Kimberly Banta
Gorgeous Blonde - Devon Ogden
Owner (Joe's Drive-In) (as Gerald L. Duckworth) - Gerald Duckworth
Female Passenger - Jen Cohen
Dr. Nelson (as Dave Zyler) - David Zyler
McDonald's Announcer (voice) (as Joe Sanfelippo) - Joseph Sanfelippo
Teenage Bully - Emmy Allin
Crew Manager - Asad Baig
Mrs. Michael Finn - Kimberly Battista
Father - Bradley Bowen
Country Club Diner - Marshall Choka
McDonald's Employee - Kemuel Crossty
Photographer - Mark Falvo
Realtor - Tracy Goode
McDonald's Employee - Travis Gore
Waiter - Josh Henry
McDonald's Employee - Cody Howard
Steakhouse Patron / McDonald's Family Customer - Marie Joelyn
Restaurant Patron - Perry Johnson
Steakhouse Patron - Omar Lagudali
Bank Teller - Hayley H. Long
Restaurant Manager - Tommy O'Brien
Mr. Merriman - Afemo Omilami
Car Hop - Anna Phillips
Cheerleader - Valeri Rogers
Wealthy Country Club Diner - Patti Schellhaas
First McDonald's Family / Customer - Donna Sexton
Mom at McDonald's - Carla Shinall
McDonald Brothers' Lawyer - Clay Stokes
Golfer / Country Club Member - Doug Stroup
Investor - Glenn Walkup
Limo Driver - Conrad Whitaker