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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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Credited cast:
Morela Sterling
Ottmar Peevo
Nancy Sterling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suit #3 (Mason Neuberger)
Jason Calacanis ...
Joie Chen ...
Newscaster (voice)
Athena Currey ...
Girl in Bathroom


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Excess breeds success. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 October 2009 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

August  »

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Box Office


$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,092, 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,762, 20 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in August 2001. See more »


Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »


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Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood (as Jonathan Greenwood), Ed O'Brien (as Edward O'Brien),
Phil Selway (as Philip Selway), Thom Yorke (as Thomas Yorke)
Performed by Radiohead
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Competent performances and a definite surprise
16 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Josh Harnett's portrayal of Tom, a super confident ballsy CEO of an internet start-up who sees it all go wonky is much better than expected.

The film scores even more points for avoiding simple messages and instead turns a captivating tale of an internet start-up bankrolled to the hilt who finds its IPO is going south fast into something richer, a true character study.

The relationships, family, work, ex-girlfriend are all handled with a nice touch of real human values, the conversations (mostly) ring true.

And yes, Bowie is great, if rather brief.

All in all, a real surprise, beautifully shot, and well-crafted, and who knew, Josh Harnett can deliver complex characters...


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