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Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

 -  Documentary  -  January 2010 (USA)
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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

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Himself - Lobbyist (archive footage)
Melanie Sloan ...
Herself - Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Nina Easton ...
Herself - Author, Gang of Four
Dana Rohrabacher ...
Himself - Representative, California
Thomas Frank ...
Himself - Author, The Wrecking Crew
J. Michael Waller ...
Himself - Director, Institute of World Politics
Ralph Reed ...
Himself - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Grover Norquist ...
Himself - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Jonas Savimbi ...
Himself - UNITA Rebel Leader, Angola (archive footage)
Lewis E. Lehrman ...
Himself - Financier, The Democratic International (archive footage)
Neil Volz ...
Himself - Former Chief of Staff to Rep. Bob Ney
Bob Ney ...
Himself - Representative, Ohio
Susan Schmidt ...
Herself - Former Reporter, The Washington Post
Robert G. Kaiser ...
Himself - Author, So Damn Much Money
Peter Fitzgerald ...
Himself - Senator, Illinois
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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

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$28,234 (USA) (7 May 2010)

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$175,604 (USA) (2 July 2010)
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Jack Abramoff: [in an e-mail message to Alex Gibney] Why would you want to make a documentary? No one watches documentaries. You should make an action film!
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BRING ON THE BLING
Written by Amon Flanagan / Nolan Hardy / Dwayne A. Morgan
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. / Sony/ATV Tunes LLC / June Street Global Songs
Performed by The Beat Mobb featuring Tezz
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Why we hide in the dark.
6 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It may well have to do with the fact that the pond scum explored in this doc about ripping off American Indians is so pervasive in the American political system is why we hide in dark theatres getting lost in contrived dreams rather than deal with the reality of these leeches in Armani suits with tentacles capable of getting the ear of some of the most powerful pols in DC. Given the choice of a spike in blood pressure or zoning out on an insipid comedy or unrealistic suspense drama where the good guy triumphs most of us choose (gauged by the miscreants huge take and light sentences) the latter.

Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a mostly sober telling of super lobbyist Jack Abramhoff's rise and fall as he wheels and deals with not only shaking down American Indians with useful idiots for sale such as former Congressmen Bob Ney, Tom Delay and Ralph Reed but also involvement with Asian sweat shop owners and mob tied floating casinos. For Jack and his slimy cohorts Neil Volz and Michael Scanlon it was all about the green and coming up with creative ways to extract it from clients which they did in millions.

Doc film maker Alex Gibney does a fine job of presenting the duplicitous practices of all involved diagramming for the viewer how money is funneled to get around campaign finance laws and keep the powers that be hands clean in the process. He retains his liberal credentials by hammering home the point it is mainly Republicans with their hands out but Congressional minority leader Reid of Nevada as well as Ted Kennedy "dim son" and former Congressman from RI, Patrick Kennedy are noted briefly getting a pretty hefty chunk of change as well.

It is all a very dispiriting to view Casino Jack and the DC crowd gouging rather than serving made even more so by an insider that states these smoke and mirror practices are still in place today and will continue to be as long as money talks and campaign reform is kept at bay and an apathetic public views it as standard operational procedure. Gee, I wonder if they are showing a Laurel and Hardy down at the multiplex today?


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