The Founder

Release January 20, 2017 (Wide)
Cast Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak
Director John Lee Hancock
Writer Robert Siegel
Genres Drama
Studio The Weinstein Company/Elevation Pictures
Length 115 mins.


The true story of how small-time salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) met brothers Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman) and Mac McDonald (John Carroll Lynch) when he was selling them six mixers for the small restaurant chain that they'd started on their own. Impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making and serving the food, he saw the potential to make a highly profitable franchise.

He manages to talk the brothers into letting him get involved and is eventually able to pull the company out from under them, despite opposition from all sides, including his wife Ethel (Laura Dern). He goes on to eventually create the billion-dollar McDonald's empire.

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