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Too Big to Fail (2011)

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Peter Gould, Andrew Ross Sorkin (book)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Richard Fuld
John Heard ... Joe Gregory
William Hurt ... Henry Paulson
Erin Dilly ... Christal West
Amy Carlson ... Erin Callan
Topher Grace ... Jim Wilkinson
Ayad Akhtar ... Neel Kashkari
Cynthia Nixon ... Michele Davis
Kathy Baker ... Wendy Paulson
Edward Asner ... Warren Buffett
Paul Giamatti ... Ben Bernanke
Beau Baxter ... Skip McGee
Ben Livingston ... Investment Banker
Erin Burnett ... Herself
Chance Kelly ... Bart McDade
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Storyline

A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Big to Fail See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes one Oscar winner: William Hurt; and three Oscar nominees: James Woods, Paul Giamatti and Michael O'Keefe. See more »

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A poster for Toy Story 3 is seen in Times Square. This movie takes place in 2008 and Toy Story 3 wasn't released until 2010. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Blankfein's Assistant: I don't think I can take another day of this.
Lloyd Blankfein: You're getting' out of a Mercedes to go to the New York Federal Reserve. It's not a Higgins boat on Omaha beach.
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What did i Just watch !!
9 October 2012 | by dharmesh-ghelaniSee all my reviews

Frankly this is a movie i.e dramatized, facts manipulated to suit the audience (dumb Americans) If you are looking for some real information behind what happened in 2008 financial meltdown, who is to blame for it? go and watch Inside Job.

If you want to continue to be delusional about the happenings in US, continue to watch such manipulated versions or even news broadcasts by US media.

Well i need to write some fillers as the above review is too short. So what the heck. Watch the movie to celebrate the glorification on the culprits who almost brought down the world financial system to a stand still, making huge profits in the process, including Hank, of course. Movie seems to an attempt by Bush government to save, whatever is left of Bush's image as an administrator.


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