The Founder

Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.

Categories: Drama, History
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2016-09-13
Run time: 115 minute / 1:55
Budget: $25,000,000
Revenue: $23,964,782
Director: John Lee Hancock
Production Companies : Speedie Distribution, FilmNation Entertainment, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, The Weinstein Company
Production Country: United States of America


Michael Keaton
as Ray Kroc
Nick Offerman
as Dick McDonald
John Carroll Lynch
as Mac McDonald
Linda Cardellini
as Joan Smith
Patrick Wilson
as Rollie Smith
B. J. Novak
as Harry Sonneborn
Laura Dern
as Ethel Kroc
Justin Randell Brooke
as Fred Turner
Kate Kneeland
as June Martino
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Jerry Cullen
Griff Furst
as Jim Zien
David de Vries
as Jack Horford
Andrew Benator
as Leonard Rosenblatt
Cara Mantella
as Myra Rosenblatt
Randall Taylor
as Owner (Ed's Drive-In)
Kabby Borders
as Cheerleader
Valeri Rogers
as Cheerleader #2
Robert Frazen Editor

John Lee Hancock Director

Robert D. Siegel Writer

Sam Englebardt Producer
Don Handfield Producer
William D. Johnson Producer

John Schwartzman Director of Photography

Jeremy Renner Producer

Allen Lee Williams III Boom Operator
Carter Burwell Music

Ronna Kress Casting

Michael Corenblith Production Design
Susan Benjamin Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Daniel Orlandi Costume Design

Stacie McKinnon Art Department Coordinator
Sean Clouser Construction Coordinator

Tara Feldstein Casting
Chase Paris Casting
Hannah d'Angerio Casting Associate

Adam Milo Smalley Music Editor

Katherine Steets Script Supervisor

Costume & Make-Up
Virginia Burton Costume Supervisor
Derek Sullivan Costume Supervisor
Johnna Thomas Key Set Costumer
Tony Kochinas Set Costumer
Shelby Anne Tompkins Seamstress

Ian Fox Camera Operator
Duane Codrington Epk Camera Operator
Bob Gorelick Steadicam Operator
Daniel C. McFadden Still Photographer

Dan Cornwall Gaffer
Chris Lumpkin Rigging Grip

Dan Ming First Assistant Camera
Kerry Rawlins Key Grip
Jake Liam McGuire Key Grip

Tom Fendley Rigging Gaffer

Matthew Berning Techno Crane Operator

Robert Vardaros Boom Operator
Stefan Fraticelli Foley
John Sievert Foley
Kevin Schultz Foley
Yann Delpuech Sound Designer
David E. Fluhr Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kim Drummond Supervising Dialogue Editor
Jon Johnson Supervising Sound Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Michael White Hair Department Head
Lindsay Waters Hairstylist
Monty Schuth Key Hair Stylist
Lawrence Davis Key Hair Stylist
Kimberly Jones Makeup Department Head
Mi Young Key Makeup Artist

Paul Carlin Digital Intermediate
Andy Kaplan Digital Intermediate
Stefan Sonnenfeld Digital Intermediate
Derek Drouin First Assistant Editor

Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer

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