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The Deal (2005)

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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Jared Tolson: That's how the game is played! Just make the deal!
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Written by Grant Baldwin
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Awful and Very Confused Screenplay
23 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The storyline of "The Deal" has a good premise – the USA officially in war against the Arabs exclusively because of the oil and without any subterfuge. An American Oil Corporation requests the support of a credible Wall Street company to support a merging with a Russian Oil Company and get the supply of the necessary oil. An ambitious executive from Harvard is in charge of the deal and pressed by the Russians, the board of his company and his love for a colleague.

Unfortunately, the very confused screenplay is simply awful. It is almost impossible to understand the beginning of the story so confused it is. Later, the plot is disclosed and finally the viewer can understand the situation, with lots of betrayals and jealousy. There are three favorable reviews of this movie, and two of them are written by users with only one review issued in IMDb apparently to make a fake promotion of this film. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Contrato de Risco" ("Risk Contract")


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