The Founder



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.

  1. Robert D. Siegel


  2. John Lee Hancock


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  1. Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton

    Ray Kroc

  2. Nick Offerman

    Nick Offerman

    Dick McDonald

  3. John Carroll Lynch

    John Carroll Lynch

    Mac McDonald

  4. Linda Cardellini

    Linda Cardellini

    Joan Smith

  5. Patrick Wilson

    Patrick Wilson

    Rollie Smith

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The Founder
The Founder


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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • April 18, 2017
    PG-13, Physical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $21,945,747.00




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