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Author: Chad TroutwineChris RomanoDan O'MearaSeth GordonJeremy ChilnickAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Magnolia Home Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Named Person: Steven D Levitt; Steven D Levitt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Troutwine; Chris Romano; Dan O'Meara; Seth Gordon; Jeremy Chilnick; Peter Bull; Alex Gibney; Morgan Spurlock; Eugene Jarecki; Heidi E Ewing; Rachel Grady; Stephen J Dubner; Steven D Levitt; Cold Fusion Media.; Green Film Company.; Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 676839491
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Based on the book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.
Special features: additional interviews with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner; producers' commentary with Chris Romano, Dan O'Meara and Chad Troutwine; directors' commentary; HDNet: a look at Freakonomics.
Credits: Introduction and transitional segments written and directed by Seth Gordon ; "A roshanda by any other name" written by Jeremy Chilnick & Morgan Spurlock, directed by Morgan Spurlock ; "Pure corruption" written by Peter Bull & Alex Gibney, directed by Alex Gibney ; "It's not always a wonderful life" written and directed by Eugene Jarecki ; "Can a ninth grader be bribed to succeed?" written and directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady.
Performer(s): No performance credits available.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for elements of violence, sexuality/nudity, drugs, and brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC ; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Introduction --
A Roshanda by any other name / directed by Morgan Spurlock --
Pure corruption / directed by Alex Gibney --
It's not always a wonderful life / directed by Eugene Jarecki --
Can a ninth grader be bribed to succeed? / directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady.
Responsibility: Chad Troutwine presents ; in association with Cold Fusion Media ; a Green Film Company production ; produced by Chad Troutwine, Chris Romano, Dan O'Meara.

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Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades.

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