The Founder

The Founder

FilmNation Entertainment (2016)
Biography, Drama, History
USA | English | Color | 1h 55min
1 disc

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Cast View all

Linda Cardellini Joan Smith
Michael Keaton Ray Kroc
Patrick Wilson Rollie Smith
Nick Offerman Dick McDonald
Laura Dern Ethel Kroc
John Carroll Lynch Mac McDonald
B.J. Novak Harry Sonneborn
Kimberly Battista Mrs. Michael Finn
Carla Shinall Ed's Car-hop Customer
Steve Coulter Dr. Reeves
Devon Ogden Gorgeous Blonde
Mike Pniewski Harvey Peltz
Wilbur Fitzgerald Jerry Cullen
Griff Furst Jim Zien
Kabby Borders Cheerleader
Patti Schellhaas Wealthy Country Club Diner
Catherine Dyer Mrs. Horford
Ric Reitz Will Davis
Randall Taylor Drive-In Owner
David Silverman Loan Officer #2
Richard Molina Bartender
Lauren Kimelton Cheerleader #3
Chris Greene Customer Churchill
Susan Williams Mrs. Cullen
Bradley Bowen Father
Katie Kneeland June Martino
Tracy Goode Realtor
Cara Mantella Myra Rosenblatt
Scott Christopher Kelly McDonald's Customer
Brice Anthony Heller Johnson's Customer
Jacinte Blankenship Woman
Victor McCay Kroc's Divorce Attorney
Cody Howard McDonald's Employee
Rebecca Ray Car Hop
Omar Lagudali Steakhouse Patron
Kristi Von Law Office Secretary
Franco Castan Art Wolodarsky
Kenny Alfonso Kroc Corporate Lawyer
Jody Thompson Customer
Justin Randell Brooke Fred Turner
Abbey Ferrell Cheerleader
Charles Green Loan Officer #1
Josh Henry Vic
Tommy O'Brien Restaurant Manager
Adam Rosenberg Employee
Glenn Walkup Investor
Conrad Whitaker Limo Driver
William Curtis Coppersmith Construction Worker
David De Vries Jack Horford
Donna Sexton First McDonald's Family/Customer
Mathias Alvarez Photographer
Andrew Benator Leonard Rosenblatt
Kemuel Crossty McDonald's Employee
Kimberly Banta Bingo Caller
Marshall Choka Country Club Diner
Dan Mulvaney Jack Collins
Valeri Rogers Cheerleader #2
Nicolette Goetz Cheerleader
Perry Johnson Restaurant Patron
Joy Glover Walters Mom
Makabe Ganey Little Boy
Ryan Keeney McDonald's Employee
Kendall Kiker Shriner
Jeremy Madden Dennis
Gerald Duckworth Joe
Travis Gore McDonald's Employee
Marc Crandlemire Shriner
Elijah Quinn Ed's Carhop customer

Crew View all

Director John Lee Hancock
Writer Robert D. Siegel
Producer Aaron Ryder, Karen Lunder, David S. Greathouse, Don Handfield, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, William D. Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Parry Creedon, Michael Sledd, Holly Brown
Photography John Schwartzman
Musician Carter Burwell


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