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Roger & Me is a documentary film that illustrates the devastating decision of General Motor's CEO Roger Smith during the 1980's. Smith closes down auto plants in Flint, Michigan. This decision allows for an economical downpour in the city, and blue collar workers lose their jobs. Michael Moore is the director of the film, and he explains how General Motor is a part of his family. The company has always been a part of the city. Moore details how he travels to California and starts working in the magazine industry. He also continues to explain how he fails in the magazine industry and returns home. Upon his return GM announces that thousands of American auto workers will be let go as their jobs are out source to Mexico for cheap labor. This seems ironical being that GM sees high profits.

Moore goes undercover and talks with GM workers. He discovers that a lot of them are unhappy with the CEO Roger Smith. Moore tries to meet with Smith in Detroit, but he is turned away by security. Moore tries all avenues to get in touch with Smith, but he is turned away. Moore then interviews his friends, and auto workers. It's apparent that the closing of the factory has distraught its employees.

Moore extends his interview into the elite society of Flint, Michigan and he notices there disconnect. There are even former auto workers working their parties as doormen. He then focuses on a corrupt encouragement for tourism. The themed largest indoor park Auto World closes within months, and other attempts to lure tourist into the city go without gains. President Ronald Regan suggest that the displace workers move out of the city.

Money magazine named Flint, Michigan as the worst city to live in because of its economic downturn and crime. The closing clip of the film Moore explains this film will never be shown in Flint, Michigan because there are no more theaters.

| 1989 | 1 hr 31 min | 7.4/10 | 70/100
Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross
Michael Moore
Produced By
Michael Moore, Wendey Stanzler (associate)

Also starring Michael Moore

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