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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Jared Tolson
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Hank Weiss
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Anna
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Professor Roseman
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John Cortland
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Sara Kester
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Theo Gorbov
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Nicholai Chernoff (as Viacheslav Vinnik)
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Tom Hanson: You have a great smile.
Abbey Gallagher: The sexual harassment has got to stop.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Fast Asleep
Written, Arranged and Produced by Alex Cowan
Performed by TM Juke
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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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