Release date: August 22nd, 2008
Director: Patrick Creadon
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Screenplay: Patrick Creadon, Christine O’Malley
Cast: Ron Paul
Official Site: iousathemovie.com
Rating: PG for some thematical elements
Available film art: I.O.U.S.A. movie posters
One nation. Under stress. In debt.
Wake up, America! We’re on the brink of a financial meltdown. “I.O.U.S.A.” boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.
Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation’s financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America’s unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.