FMTV - Killer At Large

Killer At Large

Runtime: 104m 50s | Release date: 2008

This film features: Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan.

Obesity rates in the United States have reach epidemic proportions in recent years. The centers for Disease Control estimate that at least 110,000 people die per year due to obesity and one third of all cancer deaths are directly related to it. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona remarked that obesity is a more pressing use than terrorism, ‘Obesity is a terror within. It’s destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out…’ From our human evolution and our changing environment to the way our government’s public policies are shaped, these factors are actually contributing to the obesity epidemic. Killer at Large shows how little is being done to combat the epidemic; but more importantly, what we as citizens can do to help reverse it.

Killer at Large also explores the human element of the problem with portions of the film that follow a 12-year-old girl who has a controversial liposuction procedure to fix her weight gain, and also looks at a number of others suffering from obesity, including filmmaker Neil LaBute.

The film features interviews and covers events which such notable public figures as Former President Clinton, Ralph Nader, Senators Tom Harkin and Sam Brownback, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona and a number of bestselling authors and renowned experts like Michael Pollan, Barry Glassner, Dr. Kelly Brownell, Dr. Barry Popkin and many others.

Richard Atkinson
Denise Austin
Brooke Bates
Shmuley Boteach
Sam Brownback
Kelly Brownell
Deborah Cohen
Ann Cooper
Morgan Downey
Arthur Frank
Barry Glassner
Tom Harkin
Jim Hightower
Michael F. Jacobson
Linda Kinsinger
Neil LaBute
Susan Linn
Ralph Nader
Marion Nestle
Richard Newman
Deborah Platt Majoras
Michael Pollan
Barry Popkin
Meme Roth
Douglas Rushkoff
Michele Simon
Shawn M. Talbott
Lionel Tiger
Brian Wansink
Margo Wootan


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Trisha Wright | 2 years, 8 months ago
Here is a solution, get the television out of your house! Have ONE computer for educational purposes ONLY,in your home! Get a library card, and a YMCA membership, STOP WITH THE DAMN CEL PHONES! This is what I do, and it works. My kids didn't like it at first but I stood strong and they have recently told me they are happier now than they were before. It isn't easy but it works.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 years, 8 months ago
Hi Trisha! What an amazing testimonial, life-changing result! Keep up the brilliant work. 😊 ~ Jasmin
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Brigid Ward | 3 years, 4 months ago
Hi anne I am having the same problem!!!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 3 years, 4 months ago
Hello Brigid, I am sorry for this inconvenience. Here are some things you can try: 1. Try letting the video buffer before you view it by pausing and allowing the video to download further. 2. Close other browser tabs and windows. This can make a huge difference! 3. Make sure you have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. 4. Switch to a different browser to see if that helps. For more troubleshooting tips please see here: :) ~ Pauline
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Juliette Robson | 3 years, 4 months ago
Brilliant film - highlights how governments manipulate,lie and effectively brainwash the population into a set of beliefs and values, that are not in the best interest of the people.
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Anne Norberg | 3 years, 5 months ago
This is so hard to watch as it stops to buffer all the time! I have closed out other open pages etc.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 years, 5 months ago
Hi Anne, so sorry to hear you were having trouble watching the video. Please try viewing again using a fresh or different browser like Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. We also suggest letting the video buffer just a little further before viewing it. Lastly, please make sure you have the latest version of Flash running on your computer and ensure Java Script is enabled on your browser. If you still require assistance, please contact our friendly customer support team at or you can take advantage of our 24/7 live chat (located at the bottom right hand corner of your FMTV browser). Thank you so much for your patience and understanding :) ~ Iris