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The Big Short

 

Rated R · 130 minutes · 2015

Comedy drama
In the mid-2000s, the banks that serve as the pillars of the U.S. financial system defrauded the American people, caused the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression, and essentially got away with it. Only one executive went to jail for a calculated and widespread corruption that tainted every echelon of the U.S.'s top-tier financial institutions, from JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs to the since- collapsed Bear Stearns, AIG, and Lehman Brothers. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes, pensions, and retirements, and the big banks that survived the crash were compensated by the U.S. government with a multitrillion-dollar taxpayer bailout. What a disgrace. What a story. Continue reading >>


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Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Christian Bale star in this adaptation of the Michael Lewis best seller. »

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Official Site: www.thebigshortmovie.com
Director: Adam McKay
Producer: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Louise Rosner-Meyer and Kevin Messick
Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Hamish Linklater, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Adepero Oduye, Karen Gillan, Max Greenfield, Billy Magnussen, Melissa Leo, Margot Robbie, Anthony Bourdain, Selena Gomez, John Magaro and Finn Wittrock

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