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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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Janice Long
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Shane Waller
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Sara Kester
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Theo Gorbov
Vyacheslav Vinnik ...
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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The world is at war. 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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As If It Were Yesterday
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by Joe Lervold
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political thriller ... quite routine and made without inspiration
3 May 2006 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Director Harvey Kahn was completely deprived of any inspiration in bringing to screen this political thriller story, happening in the corridors of the big corporate companies dealing with dirty oil deals, in a close but probable future where the western world is immersed in a war with the Arab oil-rich countries.

Nothing can really save this production. The screenplay is routine and full of stereotypes, not batter in complexity than a mid-level TV movie. Acting of Christian Slater is fair, and Selma Blair getting full time screen is quite promising as an actress, but not enough to carry the film higher. Directing is mediocre, it keeps the conflict being obscure and confusing at the start, does not make anything happening on the screen more clear or more interesting later, and moves the camera in a neutral and dry manner.

Routine stuff, nobody would have been sorry if this film was not made.


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