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August (2008)

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August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It's gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side. It's August, 2001, less than a month before they can sell their shares and, perhaps, make lots of money. But the company is running out of cash, its main client is stalling, and share values are falling. For Tom to maintain the firm's appearance, he must find cash: investors could rescue him, but at a high cost of his potential wealth and company control. Tom goes to his brother for a loan. At the same time, an old flame, Sarrah, comes back to the city. Can Tom hold things together, bravura and all? Written by <>

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Excess breeds success. See more »



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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 October 2009 (South Africa)  »

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August  »

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Box Office


$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,092 (USA) (11 July 2008)


$11,762 (USA) (18 July 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »


Written by Warren Fischer, Casey Spooner
Performed by Fischerspooner (as Fisherspooner)
Courtesy of Fischerspooner
Under exclusive license to Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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I like this film, takes the viewer into a strange world that had really existed
9 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this film, takes the viewer into a strange world that had really existed Perhaps I'm too much of an insider to judge this film from a purely objective orientation, but as a quasi refugee of sorts from the dot com frenzy days, "August" does connect on multiple levels.

Sadly, I've met more than my share of "Tom" characters in real life, and for the most part, that entire world has faded away into obscurity. It was a strange time, when the real world seemed evermore like an episode of the Twilight Zone.

Though there might have been some minor glitches in the film, I think overall it captured the essence of that period and its odd collection of characters surprisingly well.

If there is any one film that is a portal into that culture and time, and does so in an entertaining but reasonably accurate way, this would be that film. It certainly deserves notice and the time it takes to watch, which is a lot more than can be said for some other attempts at this genre'.

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