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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanson
Abbey Gallagher
Jared Tolson
Hank Weiss
Professor Roseman
John Cortland
Jerome Halliday
Janice Long
Shane Waller
Richard Kester
Christine Lippa ...
Lucy Rahlston
Jennifer Clement ...
Sara Kester
Theo Gorbov
Vyacheslav Vinnik ...
Nicholai Chernoff (as Viacheslav Vinnik)


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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El acuerdo  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


[from trailer]
Abbey Gallagher: What if there was no oil?
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »


Without A Doubt
Written by Mark Thomas, Gunnar Olsen, Shawn Murphy, Cornell Saluone, Rick Angulo
Performed by Numbs
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A good political thriller
13 September 2006 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

This political thriller about illegal oil trading, the Russian mafia, and government conspiracy is well done, and deserves a much better rating and credit than people give it. It is not amazing by any means, but its solidy acted, written well, reaches some very important moral and political ideas without being completely illogical and unrealistic (of course its not real, but it very well could be). Slater was good as tom hanson and i liked Robert Loggia in the supporting role as Jared TOlson, the film has good cinematography from Adam Sliwinski and editing by Richard Schwadel. Overall good effort from harvey Kahn, better than a lot of high budget films, amazing how this film probably cost a couple million to make max (perhaps 5-10 mil after slater gets his cash)...--- IMDb rating: 5.1, my rating: 8/10

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