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The Founder full movie is released on Jan 20, 2017. Watch The Founder online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $24,121,245. The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock and created by Robert Siegel with Michael Keaton and Nick Offerman. The Founder is available online on VUDU Free and Tubi TV.

1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her as he does in selling; his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac. Unlike most of Ray's customers who will only require one five-spindle milkshake maker at any given time, the McDonald brothers end up purchasing eight machines for their single restaurant. Primarily on Dick's initiative, the brothers have redesigned the whole concept of the drive-in restaurant to focus on quality food through a smaller menu of only the most popular items (hamburgers, fries, sodas), consistency in product so that customers know what to expect from time to time, change in the target market from lounging teenagers to families, and perhaps most importantly speed in having any order ready within seconds, many of these goals achievable through assembly line styled production. They had tried franchising previously, but failed in that they lost control over many of those aspects which made their San Bernardino restaurant successful. Despite believing Ray a bit off kilter (in other words, crazy), the McDonald brothers somewhat hesitantly enter into a contract with him to be their head of franchising. Ray's experience in the job is not without its problems, especially as his franchisees seem to be making more money than he is, he who is only breaking even. He is not averse to advancing ideas provided to him to get ahead - original ideas which are not his forte - he seeing the brothers as his biggest problem in they thinking small. These differences lead to a standoff between Ray and the brothers, the former who has a different goal for "his" business in profit and stoking his own ego seemingly his main priorities.

As know as:

Засновник, ファウンダー ハンバーガー帝国のヒミツ, Osnivač, O Fundador, Ha'meyased

Release Date:

Jan 20, 2017

Release Date (Streaming):

Apr 18, 2017


United States, Greece


English, Yiddish

Stream Service:

Weinstein Co.

Production Companies:

The Weinstein Company, FilmNation Entertainment, Faliro House Productions

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



He took someone else's idea and America ate it up., Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer., Based on the true story, You've had their food, but do you know their story?, In the world of business, it's founders keepers., You've had their food, but do you know their secrets?


Simran Hans
Observer (UK)
Hancock's bland biopic offers a sanitised and sympathetic take on the burger chain's beginnings and the man who turned it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 19, 2017
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
One of the many pleasures in John Lee Hancock's study of the man who made McDonald's an empire is its reminder that even the simplest ideas need to be invented.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 17, 2017
Ed Potton
Times (UK)
The man, played with dark relish by Michael Keaton, has the fabulous name of Ray Kroc (there is a suitably reptilian air to his grin as he says things such as: "Contracts are like hearts. They're made to be broken").
by rottentomatoes, Feb 16, 2017

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