The Founder (2016)

7.5 / Rated by 2 people

115 min.
Plot  Ray Kroc is a traveling salesman selling Prince Castle brand milkshake mixers in 1954 but with little success. While he has a supportive wife, Ethel, and has saved enough to live a simple and comfortable life in Arlington Heights, Illinois, he craves more. After learning that a drive-in in San Bernardino is ordering an unusually large number of milkshake mixers, Ray drives to California to see it. What he finds is McDonald's—a highly popular walk-up restaurant with fast service, high-quality food, disposable packaging, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Ray meets with the two McDonald brothers, Maurice "Mac" and Richard "Dick" McDonald. Ray tours the kitchens and notes the employees' strong work ethic. Dick explains the high-quality food and lightning-fast service are the backbones of their diner. Ray takes the brothers to dinner and is told the origin story of McDonald's. The next day, Ray suggests that the brothers franchise the restaurant and discovers that they had previously...



Michael Keaton
Ray Kroc
Nick Offerman
Richard "Dick" McDonald
John Carroll Lynch
Maurice "Mac" McDonald
Linda Cardellini
Joan Smith
B. J. Novak
Harry J. Sonneborn
Laura Dern
Ethel Kroc
Ric Reitz
Will Davis
Patrick Wilson
Rollie Smith
Wilbur Fitzgerald
Jerry Cullen


All Titles

The Founder
English Original Title

Release Dates

United States


United States




TonyMontana rated The Founder (2016) with 7.5 stars / 19.10.2018

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