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Startup.com -- Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

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Release Date:
25 May 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The rise and fall of the American dream.
Plot:
Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Standout documentary on business, friendship, and trust See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kaleil Isaza Tuzman ... Himself

Tom Herman ... Himself
Kenneth Austin ... Himself
Tricia Burke ... Herself
Roy Burston ... Himself
David Camp ... Himself
Dora Glottman ... Herself
Julian Herbstein ... Himself
Christina Ortez ... Herself
Jonathan Angus ... Himself
Chieh Cheung ... Himself
Sean Coar ... Himself
Ambika Conroy ... Herself
Patrick Cromer ... Himself
Jerry Greenberg ... Himself
Richard Herman ... Himself
Susan Herman ... Herself
Tia Herman ... Herself
Bob Higgins ... Himself
Maynard Jackson ... Himself
Brian Locke ... Himself
Bryan Mundy ... Himself
Spyros Poulios ... Himself
Marvin Pritchett ... Himself
Robert Tisch ... Himself
Ani Tuzman ... Herself
Kathy Wylde ... Herself
Kristen Kimball ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Cavuto ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Hegedus 
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Produced by
Chris Hegedus .... executive producer
Rebecca Marshall .... associate producer
Jehane Noujaim .... executive producer
D.A. Pennebaker .... producer
Frazer Pennebaker .... executive producer
Edward Rugoff .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Film Editing by
Pedro Pablo Celedón 
Chris Hegedus 
Erez Laufer 
Jehane Noujaim 
 
Art Department
Jared Goldfeder .... property master
 
Sound Department
Chris Hegedus .... sound
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Doob .... additional video
Mona Eldaief .... additional video
Chris Hegedus .... additional video
D.A. Pennebaker .... additional video
Jojo Pennebaker .... additional video (as John Paul Pennebaker)
Andrew Sachs .... additional video
Rosadel Varela .... additional video
 
Editorial Department
David Gauff .... online editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
 
Music Department
Sherief Elkatsha .... music consultant
Kit Pennebaker .... musical consultant
 
Other crew
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Andrew Rossi .... consulting attorney (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
107 min | Argentina:105 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Competitor" who is donning the govWorks.com cap, Bryan R. Mundy of ezGov.com, died in a house fire six days before the movie premiered at Sundance.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dot (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
RememberSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Standout documentary on business, friendship, and trust, 14 January 2002
Author: Thomas-58 from USA

This is one of the most compelling and heart-wrenching films of the new millennium. The real-life struggle of two men trying to capitalize on the "Internet Boom" shows how mistaken everyone was that the Internet was the premiere way to get rich quickly and live happily ever after. But aside from the expose that formulating and operating an Internet business is far less glamorous than potential dollar signs would have one to believe, "Startup.com" is a perfect example of how the lure of riches and the good life can leave behind friendships made along the way; greed demoralizes oneself for the sake of material ownership that may ultimately cease and desist anyway. Filled with many subtleties and slight flourishes of (in)humanity, and telling signs of deteriorating personal relationships on the road to obtaining power and capital, this film contains far more juicy, resonating-with-truth moments than one could find (or even believe) in fiction. Perhaps most importantly, one realizes that with every little company with a numerical representation that he sees in the trade market one day that then disappears the next, there are real people like Kaleil and Tom whose lives are at stake and whom are suffering from the harsh reality that in the "real world," the American dream does not always come to fruition. Final Grade: A

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