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The Deal (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  17 June 2005 (USA)
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Tom Hanson
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Abbey Gallagher
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Jared Tolson
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Hank Weiss
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Professor Roseman
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John Cortland
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Jerome Halliday
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Theo Gorbov
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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To The Victor Goes The Oil See more »

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Jared Tolson: Have you tried to fill your car lately? How 'bout the effects of the oil shortage on our floundering economy?
Tom Hanson: Don't give me that horseshit! There's plenty of untapped resources right here in the U.S.!
Jared Tolson: And environmentalists chaining themselves to fences to protect their precious ecosystems? There are no easy choices!
Tom Hanson: So then your choice is to get in bed with the Russian mafia to buy oil from the C.A.S., who then use that money to wage war against us! They launder our oil, we launder their money ...
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Important film, richly complex yet entertaining
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw The Deal last night in Chicago. It's a dense film, with a lot of oil industry insider stuff, but very entertaining, and a really important film for people to see, given the path we're headed down in our country. Thought Selma Blair was terrific--best I've ever seen her. Robert Loggia, Colm Feore (my first time seeing him) great, too. Could have done without Angie Harmon, and would have liked the ending to extend out a bit further. I'd also have liked for there to be more intrusion of the reality of the $6/gallon world at war (which is the backdrop of the film) into the story--think that would have added even more punch--but none of that will knock a star off my rating, given the crap I've seen this summer so far--it's actually a 20 star by comparison. I guess I should say something about some of the negative critical reviews of the film. All I can conclude is that these folks are either lazy or overworked. In my experience, a lot of them have highly recommended films recently that are just garbage compared to The Deal. I guess the justification is supposed to be that these other films are "good escapes," but you know what? People already spend too much time in this country "escaping" instead of paying attention, and that's why we're in the mess that we're in. The Deal makes it fun to pay attention.


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