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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)

The rise and fall of the Enron company, as seen from the perspective of employee Brian Cruver, based on his book.

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Brian Cruver
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Courtney
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Liz Perry (as Nancy Sakovich)
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Amber St. Pierre (Miss April)
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Lazarri
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Greg McLainey
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Jeff Skilling
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Andrew Tillman
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Allen Flemming
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Anna-Marie
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Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver discovers he's just a pawn in a failing game of corporate greed--one that made the rich richer...while the rest lost everything. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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5 January 2003 (USA)  »

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A Verdadeira História de uma Fraude  »

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Lazarri: 5,000 more shares of Enron. Yeah. Hey, if you like us at $10? You're gonna love us at $8!
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More Than I Deserve
Written by Steve Carlson and Christian Kane
Performed by Kane
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Greed is bad.
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a decently entertaining depiction of the fall of Enron, which was one of our nation's leading companies. It's based on the point of view of a recent University of Texas MBA grad, who gets hired in the bankruptcy division of Enron. For people who didn't follow the scandal, the movie does a solid job of illustrating why greed led to Enron's demise. With shareholders and upper management demanding better numbers (and thus better stock value), everyone was under pressure to cook the books.

There is some comedy in the movie (the Arthur Anderson audit team is always playing nerf basketball or computer golf; one of the characters gets a job at Worldcom after being laid off at Enron). However, being a TV movie, there is not much time for character depth. Did anyone really feel for the woman who lost her college savings in Enron stock? Also, I understand the producers were looking for star power, but Shannon Elizabeth did not belong in this movie. She is far too pretty to be playing a down-to-earth farm girl who hates the glamorous life her fiance brings her. Overall, this is a watch able movie for those that are interested in business.


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