Hot Coffee

  • TV-PG

Former trial lawyer and first-time filmmaker Susan Saladoff's exposé of the U.S. legal system uses, among others, the infamous 1994 case of a woman burned by spilled fast-food coffee to examine calls for tort reform and the end of frivolous lawsuits. Included: comments from attorneys, politicians, public advocates, scholars and journalists.

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Featurette - Meet the Artists

An interview with Susan Saladoff, the Director of Hot Coffee which will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Also, the first small bits of the film are shown.

More Clips

PSA - Take Action Items
01:05 — A PSA message from Hot Coffee.
LAFF - Q & A
01:27 — Footage from the question and answer session for Hot Coffee at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Sundance Interview
00:49 — Susan Saladoff on her transition from lawyer to film director of Hot Coffee.
02:29 — The trailer for Hot Coffee. Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman put it on one of his Top Ten lists. More than 15 years later, the McDonald's coffee case con (more…)
Teaser Trailer
01:02 — The teaser trailer for Hot Coffee. Most people think they know the 'McDonald's coffee case,' but what they don't know is that corporations have spent (more…)

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