Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

1997 PG 1h 22m DVD

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

1997 PG 1h 22m DVD
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Filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) interviews four eccentrics -- a wild animal trainer, a topiary gardener, a robot designer and an expert on the naked mole rat -- to examine the narrow boundary that separates madness from sheer genius. This fascinating documentary combines commentary with old movies, cartoons and stock footage to paint a compelling, kaleidoscopic portrait of these four obsessed individuals.
Dave Hoover, George Mendonca, Ray Mendez, Rodney Brooks
Errol Morris
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there's little objectionable in this documentary, but its subject matter and (at times confusing) story-telling techniques are too esoteric for younger kids.

Sexual Content

Brief discussion of mole rat reproductive habits.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The studies of scientists and researchers obsessed with their subjects are celebrated here in a compelling manner.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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