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The Deal (2005)

R  |   |  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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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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The stakes don't get any higher. See more »

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Tom Hanson: They don't care where they get their oil, as long as they get it.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Without A Doubt
Written by Mark Thomas, Gunnar Olsen, Shawn Murphy, Cornell Saluone, Rick Angulo
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"Intrigue Deal" over $6/gallon Gas - We're Already Over Halfway There
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE DEAL was made when the idea of paying $6 per gallon of gas would spark international intrigue: now that we're well over $3.35 per gallon that price seems less than shocking! The concept of showing how big business and the government cover up the absurd under the table Deals such as the one that is the focus of this meager script is now so de rigueur that there is no melodrama or intrigue to this story. One must credit writer Ruth Epstein, director Harvey Kahn, and executive producer/star Christian Slater for caring enough about the chaos oil supplies and their impact on the world at large are causing, but the sad truth is that this tale is so ho-hum in that we all read this very story in the newspaper everyday that it hardly seems to merit a movie.

The cast is sterling - Christian Slater as a Wall Street type, Robert Loggia as the dirty hands dealer type, Selma Blair as the idealist, and Colm Feore, John Heard, Kevin Tighe, etc all try their best to make this flabby script meaningful. The star of the movie is the musical scoring by Christopher Lennertz...and that says a lot. Without an arc of plot line and without a bit of new information about the corruption at the highest levels of this country, this film just doesn't get off the ground. Grady Harp


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