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Rogue Trader (1999)

The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.

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Brenda Granger
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Ash Lewis
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Danny Argyropoulos
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George Seow
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Henry Tan
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Ambitious, wide-eyed boy Nick Leeson is determined to rise in the world and be more than a simple bank clerk. When his employers, Barings Bank, offer him the opportunity to go to Jakarta to sort out a problem that nobody else wants, he seizes the opportunity with both hands. In Jakarta he meets and marries Lisa and together they go to Singapore when the bank offers him the job of setting up their future options trading operation. To save money the bank allows Nick to operate both the floor trading and the back office facilities and force him to employ cheap, unskilled staff. His first year of trading is a big success and he makes large profits for the bank even though he has illegally broken trading rules and secretly covered up losses. Given more freedom, even more money and continuing unchecked, Nick starts to make losses and again attempts to trade out of them but this time he comes unstuck as his illegal trading generates even bigger losses. After the death of his unborn child ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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25 June 1999 (UK)  »

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Vild satsning  »

Box Office

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$12,800,000 (estimated)

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£269,871 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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Trivia

After David Frost interviewed Nick Leeson in prison, he realized the potential for this movie and optioned the rights to the story. See more »

Goofs

In one of the club/bar scenes, Blur's "Song 2" is heard playing in the background. The events took place in 1995. "Song 2" was released in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Peter Baring: [getting off the phone] That was the Sultan of Brunei's office. They've decided not to proceed, they believe the risks are too great and the time too short in view of the need to have a rescue package in place by the time the markets open again in the Far East.
Simon Jones: Is there really no one else?
Peter Norris: We've tried everyone. It's hopeless.
Peter Baring: I therefore have to inform you that Barings is insolvent and will go into immediate liquidation.
[Peter Norris bursts into tears]
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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.51 (2008) See more »

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I've Got Something to Say
Written by Gerald Stringer, Reef, D. Greensmith, K. House
Performed by Reef
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It's a fix gov!
6 July 1999 | by (Blackpool, England) – See all my reviews

The film isn't bad, and if you at all interested in the case but know nothing about city trading then see it, if you do (unlike me) i'm sure you will be able to pick holes in it. The one thing that you are left at the end, is the injustice for all the blame to land on his shoulders, he was daft, but there were others. The sets are very good, dodgy boom mike holding, and very dodgy lines from Anna Friel, but she goes topless and so can be forgiven!


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