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Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 January 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Stewart Noah Stewart ... Singer: Featured Tenor
Rachele Gilmnore Rachele Gilmnore ... Singer: Also Featired at the Detroit Opera Gouyse
Michael Wanko Michael Wanko ... Singer: Also Featured at the Detroit Opera House
Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra ... Musicians: Detroit Opera Goyse
The Nyce Band The Nyce Band ... Performers: The Raven Lounge
94 East 94 East ... Performers: The Raven Lounge
Luann French Luann French ... Additional Musician: Violin Sample
Schuyler Campbell Schuyler Campbell ... Additional Musician: Keys
Todd Cochell Todd Cochell ... Additional Musician: Keys
Dave Graw Dave Graw ... Additional Musician: Vibes
Crystal Starr Crystal Starr ... Herself
George McGregor George McGregor ... Himself
Tommy Stephens Tommy Stephens ... Himself
David Dichiera David Dichiera ... Himself
Dave Bing Dave Bing ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. Is the Midwestern icon actually a canary in the American coal mine? DETROPIA is a cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising. Written by Loki Films

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Детропия See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,414, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$390,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,024
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Loki Films See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Tommy Stephens: Capitalism is a great system - I love it; but it exploits the weak. It always does. Unfortunately.
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Soundtracks

I Am Coming For My Things
Written by Missy Mazzoli
Performed by Victoire
Courtesy of Missy Mazzoli Music and Good Child Music, Domind Publishing, New Amsterdam Records
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Ruin Porn
2 August 2014 | by s-snead46See all my reviews

May contain spoilers: It has some interesting images,anecdotes and stories but for the most part it is nothing but ruin porn. I didn't hate the movie but it really did not go too far in depth about the complex nature of the cities decline. These things include racial tensions, mismanagement, population declines, real estate practices, recessions,public schools, politics, crime and outsourcing. I know they covered some of these things but they barely scratched the surface on many of these issues. I think if you really would like to know some of these issues in a more intimate matter than your better off researching it and watching a show like The Wire. I think that show does a great job of examining many issues that the big cities face and to a lesser extent many cities.


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