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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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Tom Hanson
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Abbey Gallagher
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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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Jerome Halliday
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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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To The Victor Goes The Oil 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: 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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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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If It Ain't Broke .... Break It
Written, Arranged and Produced by Will Holland and Russell Porter
Lyrics by Russell Porter
Performed by The Limp Twins
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Uneven
15 November 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

It's rough to call something people worked on so hard for 'uneven' but there it is. The Deal is, simply put, about a 'deal'. It's a Wall Street thriller. And at the other end of the deal is oil. A planet in trouble where the carbon monoxide level is the highest it's been in three quarters of a million years, where 50,000,000 people are estimated to be on the run from climate catastrophes within four years, where the top twenty two median temperatures have been recorded in the past twenty six years, and so forth.

It's been done before and it will be done again until the dependence on fossil fuels is ended, until the electric car is allowed to proliferate, until the oil barons get their hands off the automobile industry, until things settle down in the middle east, and so forth.

Everyone does a fair job in this one except Angie. Sorry Angie, but for reasons that can't be exposed here but that will become apparent to viewers you just don't cut it.

The movie's uneven because its thrill factor is propelled through at least half way by withholding important facts about the plot. And at that point you just have to see everything turns out all right with the usual modicum of plot devices tossed in.


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