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August -- This is the theatrical trailer for Austin Chick's August, starring Josh Hartnett. 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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Writer (WGA):
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Josh Hartnett ... Tom Sterling

Naomie Harris ... Sarrah

Adam Scott ... Joshua Sterling

Robin Tunney ... Melanie Hanson

Andre Royo ... Dylan Gottschalk

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Morela Sterling

Laila Robins ... Ottmar Peevo

Caroline Lagerfelt ... Nancy Sterling

Alan Cox ... Barton

David Bowie ... Cyrus Ogilvie

Rip Torn ... David Sterling
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeremy Bobb ... Suit #3 (Mason Neuberger)
Jason Calacanis ... Himself
Joie Chen ... Newscaster (voice)
Athena Currey ... Girl in Bathroom

Sanjit De Silva ... Suit #2 (Jonathan)

Carmine DiBenedetto ... Tyler
Sandriel Frank ... Mrs. Gilbeau

Joe Huu ... FALAFEL Cater
Ron Insana ... Himself

Zoe Kazan ... Gal Employee
Marc Klee ... Himself

John Lavelle ... Suit #1 (Brad)

Mozhan Marnò ... Ashley

Martha Millan ... Kuniko (as Martha Milan)

Celeste Octavia ... Pass Out Girl / Josh Hartnett
J.J. Ramberg ... Newscaster (voice) (as JJ Ramberg)
David Sack ... Newscaster (voice)
Marvin Scott ... Newscaster (voice)

Robin Lord Taylor ... Guy Employee
Francesca Tedeschi ... Cheyenne
Jeffrey Evan Thomas ... Chad
Charlene Biton ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jackie Brown ... Meeting Participant (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laura Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... Hipster (uncredited)
Michael Ciesla ... Conference Guest (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Cruise ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Arthur Fridman ... Convention Guest (uncredited)

Nicole Kidman ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Matthew Martini ... Drunk Caller (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kiley A. Rothweiler ... Bartender (uncredited)

Melissa Silver ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)

Ben Stiller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Austin Chick 
Writing credits
Howard A. Rodman (written by)

Produced by
Austin Chick .... executive producer
Charlie Corwin .... producer
Josh Hartnett .... producer
David Guy Levy .... producer
Clara Markowicz .... producer
Patrick R. Morris .... executive producer (as Patrick Morris)
Elisa Pugliese .... producer
Howard A. Rodman .... executive producer
Jonathan Shoemaker .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
Cinematography by
Andrij Parekh 
Film Editing by
Pete Beaudreau 
Casting by
Ellen Parks 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Art Direction by
Fredda Slavin 
Set Decoration by
Kelley Burney 
Costume Design by
Erika Munro 
Makeup Department
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
Shannon Harrington .... hair stylist
Alain Pinon .... hair stylist: Mr. Bowie
David Presto .... second makeup artist
Fiona Stiles .... makeup artist: Mr. Bowie
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tony Hernandez .... assistant unit production manager
Stuart Macphee .... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Shoemaker .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Escott .... first assistant director
Nick Vanderpool .... second assistant director
Derek Wimble .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Gabriel Daglish .... on-set dresser
Richard Dowgin .... key construction grip
Peter K. Dunbar .... leadman (as Peter Dunbar)
Yolan Fisher .... property master
Joanna Hartell .... set dresser
Dan Kajeckas .... charge scenic artist
Henry Kaplan .... set dresser
Tyler Kim .... assistant property master
Alyssa Motschwiller .... art department coordinator
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator
Cathy Wassylenko .... camera scenic artist
Paul Weathered .... property master
Gabu Camilo .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Stephanie Farah .... art department intern (uncredited)
Daniel Kvasznicza .... matte painter (uncredited)
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr recordist (as Dave Boulton)
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Hein)
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor (as Bob Hein)
Lawrence Loewinger .... sound mixer (as Larry Lowinger)
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator
Dave Paterson .... sound effects editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley recordist
Aaron J. Rudelson .... boom operator (as Aaron Rudelson)
Adam Sanchez .... sound utility
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Visual Effects by
Nicholas G. Alexander .... matchmover (as Nicholas Alexander)
Jaime Jasso .... matte painter
Lewis Kofsky .... visual effects producer
Ari Levinson .... visual effects supervisor (as Aaron Valen)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Bennett .... dolly grip
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator
Eric Boncher .... best boy electric
Steven Capitano Calitri .... gaffer (as Steve Calitri)
Nick Deeg .... camera loader
Devin Donegan .... video playback operator
Tim Ferraer .... grip
Shawn Greene .... electrician
Adam Hall .... best boy grip
Stephen Kozlowski .... second assistant camera
Ian McAlpin .... camera intern
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Ron Morales .... key grip
Randy M. Salo .... grip (as Randy Salo)
Robert Vuolo .... electrician (as Rob Vuolo)
Toshiro Yamaguchi .... first assistant camera
Eric Boncher .... generator operator (uncredited)
Kevin L. Bright .... grip (uncredited)
William MacGhee .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Daryl Eisenberg .... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting (as Meredith Jacob Marciano)
Erin Mayhugh .... extras casting associate
Kim Moarefi .... casting associate
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Midge Denton .... wardrobe intern
Felicity Gifford .... set costumer
Bryan Mathison .... additional costumer
Natasha Noor .... wardrobe production assistant (as Natasha Noorvash)
Laura Steinman .... wardrobe supervisor
Anne Wood .... wardrobe intern
Colleen Morris .... tailor (uncredited)
Susan Wachsler .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jason Barnes .... first assistant editor
Brandon Bussinger .... digital intermediate colorist
Pete Conlin .... post production
Anthony G. Crisano .... post-production: Original Media
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Damiel Luis .... post-production: Original Media
Carolyn Mao .... post-production intern
Ilene Merenstein .... post-production: Original Media
Crystal Pei .... telecine dailies colorist
Brian Reali .... digital intermediate producer
John Torrani .... post-production: Original Media
Joe Violante .... lab dailies advisor
Music Department
Pete Beaudreau .... music editor
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Micki Stern .... music clearance
Transportation Department
George Campbell .... driver
Mike Canales .... driver
Chris Defeo .... driver
Ralph Devivo .... driver
Kevin Flynn .... transportation captain
Kevin Flynn .... transportation captain
Joseph Paprota .... driver
Other crew
Caroline Axelrod .... office production intern
Alison Balch .... head of international operations: ContentFilm International
Judith Baugin .... head of international marketing: ContentFilm International
Graham Begg .... head of film and television finance: ContentFilm International
Patrick Bevilacqua .... set production assistant
Nate Braeuer .... location scout (as Nathaniel Braeuer)
Nicholas Bryan .... office production assistant
Brandon Bussinger .... title designer
Jamie Carmichael .... president: ContentFilm International
Jared Cauliffe .... set production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance researcher: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
James Conaboy .... set production assistant
Matt Devine .... adr loop group
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies project manager
Aaron Diskin .... adr loop group
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator
Andrew Fitzgerald .... office manager: Original Media
Stacy Frankel .... assistant: Charlie Corwin
Lilah Friedland .... adr loop group (as Lilah Freedman)
Tom Ganjamie .... clearance coordinator
Megan George .... assistant: Austin Chick
Jonathan Gray .... legal services: Gray Krause
Thalia Harithas .... assistant production coordinator
Charles Herzfeld .... video dailies advisor
Diane Hounsell .... script supervisor
Joshua Huffman .... production coordinator
Borjan Jovanovich .... key set production assistant
Josh Jupiter .... production assistant
Matthew Kania .... location scout
Alexandra Keen .... head of legal and business affairs: UK, ContentFilm International
John Kotsalos .... office production intern
Rick Kwak .... executive vice president business and legal affairs: ContentFilm International
Carolyn Mao .... production office intern
Keith Marlin .... set production assistant
Tim Monaghan .... adr loop group
John Christopher Morton .... adr loop group (as John Morton)
Adam Neuhaus .... assistant: Clara Markowicz
Monika Norwid .... adr loop group
Alicia Jo Rabins .... adr loop group
Steven Real .... office production intern
Ivone Rego .... accounting clerk
Sarah Rubenstein .... post-production accountant
Sarah Rubenstein .... production accountant
John Schmidt .... chief executive officer: ContentFilm International
John Skidmore .... office production assistant
Andrea Smith .... adr loop group
Joseph Stephans .... location manager
Erin Sullivan .... office production intern
Rodney Tait .... parking coordinator
Christina Walker .... set production assistant
Geoff Webb .... chief financial officer: ContentFilm International
Sandra Westwood .... assistant location manager
Al Castellanos .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Deliana Daskalova .... production assistant (uncredited)
Benjamin Jenkins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard T. Lynch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Luke Marion .... locations unit production assistant (uncredited)
Nate Shull .... location assistant (uncredited)
Roger Arar .... special thanks
Larry Bagby .... special thanks
Richard Berg .... special thanks (as Rick Berg)
Steven M. Kalb .... special thanks
David Kopple .... special thanks
Frank Wuliger .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
88 min
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good movie and performances, 7 September 2008
Author: Siamois from Canada

This is the surprise of the year so far for me.

This excellent little film tells a story of two brothers and their struggling company in a timeline that just precedes 9/11. Several people on IMDb have commented that they don't see why the movie needed to be "cheapened with a 9/11 theme" or some such nonsense. Let's be clear: this movie is not about 9/11 but this was historically a crucial point for the dot-com bubble.

The movie does actually a wonderful job highlighting these events, without spelling them out in some awkward exposition. The story focuses mostly on one of the brothers: The Charismatic Tom (played by Josh Hartnett), who mostly handles the business aspects. Director Austin Chick does a good job immersing us in his life, his lifestyle, his struggles and his ambiguities. His uneasy rapports with his brother Joshua, co-founder of the company "Landshark", who is the quiet "tech guy" behind the operation. With his parents. His former girlfriend. Various other persons in his life and business dealing. It's an absolutely fascinating portrait. What really helps is Hartnett's performance. Now, I'm sorry to say I never was a fan of this fairly popular actor and he had failed to impress me until now... but this has changed. Hartnett is in fact the main strength of this movie, makes the story come alive and shines among a very, very solid cast around him. Tom's role as a confident, brash young guy who must keep appearance and keep his company afloat while he knows it's going down (along with his personal life) required a good acting palette.

It is a strength of the movie that it manages to push both the story of Tom and present an interesting portrait of this time period where economically, things were crashing. What we have here is a movie that could very well have been boring to death due to its topic (finances are a fairly abstract thing, and usually not terribly interesting unless they're your own) but instead becomes fascinating. In many ways, it is reminiscent of Wall Street. Various speeches that Tom delivers and his bout of negotiations lead to several strong moments.

This is a great movie. Where pretty much every scene is worthwhile and supports the overall themes that are pushed. Director Chick seems to have a purpose with every element presented and even the elements not present. Consider: we never get to know what Landshark does. At all. Which might seem weird yet is terribly fitting since along with other shooting star companies of the time, it was all a smoke screen anyway.

Great movie, probably a must buy for those who have an interest in the dot-com bubble.

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