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.

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  1. Robert D. Siegel


  2. John Lee Hancock


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  1. Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton

    Ray Kroc

  2. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Ethel Kroc

  3. Wilbur Fitzgerald

    Wilbur Fitzgerald

    Jerry Cullen

  4. Linda Cardellini

    Linda Cardellini

    Joan Smith

  5. Nick Offerman

    Nick Offerman

    Dick McDonald

  6. John Carroll Lynch

    John Carroll Lynch

    Mac McDonald

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Status Post Production

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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Release Information

  • January 20, 2017
    PG-13, Theatrical



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