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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan Gosling ... Jared Vennett

Rudy Eisenzopf ... Lewis Ranieri

Casey Groves ... Fund Manager

Charlie Talbert ... Lewis Bond Trader
Harold Gervais ... Lewis Bond Trader
Maria Frangos ... Exotic Dancer

Christian Bale ... Michael Burry

Hunter Burke ... Analyst
Bernard Hocke ... Coach

Shauna Rappold ... Michael Burry's Mom

Brandon Stacy ... Michael Burry's Dad

Aiden Flowers ... Young Michael Burry

Peter Epstein ... Paul Baum

Anthony Marble ... Therapy Businessman
Silas Cooper ... Therapy Businessman

Steve Carell ... Mark Baum

Leslie Castay ... Therapist

Andrew Farrier ... Burry's Analyst

Tracy Letts ... Lawrence Fields
Ingrid Steed ... Lawrence Fields' Assistant

Vanessa Cloke ... Goldman Sachs Sales Rep (Lucy)

David Zalkind ... Rabbi

Carrie Lazar ... Mark Baum's Mom

Marisa Tomei ... Cynthia Baum

Mychael Bates ... Man Stealing Cab

Rajeev Jacob ... Goldman Sachs Quant (Deeb)

Jay Potter ... Deutsche Sales Rep

Garrett Hines ... Deutsche Sales Rep
Ryan Broussard ... Trader at Night Club

Adepero Oduye ... Kathy Tao

Rafe Spall ... Danny Moses

Hamish Linklater ... Porter Collins

Jeremy Strong ... Vinnie Daniel

Jeffry Griffin ... Jared's Assistant (Chris)

Stanley Wong ... Ted Jiang

Anthony Bourdain ... Anthony Bourdain

John Magaro ... Charlie Geller

Finn Wittrock ... Jamie Shipley
Joseph Brooks ... Banker at Goldman Sachs

Colette Divine ... B of A Lobby Security

Brad Pitt ... Ben Rickert

Oscar Gale ... Tattooed Renter
Cayden Arthur Miscally ... Tattooed Man's Son

Dave Davis ... Burry's Assistant

Wayne Pére ... Martin Blaine (as Wayne Pere)

Kate Blumberg ... Real Estate Agent

Billy Slaughter ... Real Estate Agent

Max Greenfield ... Mortgage Broker

Billy Magnussen ... Mortgage Broker

Heighlen Boyd ... Florida Strip Club Dancer

Ilan Srulovicz ... Noah

Melissa Leo ... Georgia Hale

Jay Jablonski ... Rich Bear Rep (Matt)

Blaine Kern III ... Second Bear Rep (as Blaine Kern)

Al Sapienza ... Option One CEO

Karen Gillan ... Evie

Marcus Lyle Brown ... Merrill Lynch Rep

Tyler Kunkle ... Doug from Goldman Sachs

Elliott Grey ... Montage Lehman Rep

Jason Bayle ... Montage Goldman Sachs Rep

Byron Mann ... Mr. Chau
Richard Thaler ... Richard Thaler
Sophie Lee ... Woman in Glasses
Michael Aaron Santos ... Businessman at Casino

David Kallaway ... Guy in Game Jersey

Sharon Landry ... Woman at Casino
James Yeargain ... Fields' Lawyer

Lyle Brocato ... Casey

Kelly Lind ... Front Point Receptionist
Michael Brooks ... Angry Guy on the Phone
Lyndsay Kimball ... Diner Waitress
Robyn Wholey ... Spin Class Instructor

David Wyman ... Pub Goer
Peter Anderson ... Pub Goer

Lara Grice ... Deutsche Auditorium Host

Tony Bentley ... Bruce Miller
Michael Kives ... Banker in Deutsche Auditorium

Jack Millard ... Lehman Executive

John Neisler ... Seminar Leader
Michael Joseph Varino ... 35 to 1 Guy
Joel Diggs ... Cab Driver
Michael J. Stein ... Banker 1979

Logan Crawford ... News Reporter

Tim Wilson ... Lehman Employee

Jae Suh Park ... Michael Burry's Wife

Colin Lawless ... Nicolas Burry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deborah Alcorn ... Hotel Guest / Business Professional (uncredited)
Dennis Alcorn ... Bonds Trader (uncredited)

Andrea Vittoria Alvarado ... Clothing Boutique Clerk (uncredited)

Sue-Lynn Ansari ... Swimmer (uncredited)

Lance Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Howard Askin ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Dan Aykroyd ... Elwood Blues (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charlene Barr ... Wife (uncredited)

Nicole Barré ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Nazeema Bartek ... Analyst / Silicon Valley Manager / International Traveller (uncredited)

Seth Barthelemy ... Deutsche Sales Rep in VIP (uncredited)
Tony Beard ... Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Manager (uncredited)

Sidney Beitz ... Sound Guy (uncredited)

John Belushi ... Joliet Jake Blues (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eric Berris ... Investment Banker (uncredited)

Jaclyn Bethany ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Barry Bonds ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Emily Bossak ... Banker (uncredited)

Rusty Bourg ... Pilot / Analyst (uncredited)

Allen Bracken ... Caesars Palace Manager (uncredited)
Shannon Brokaw ... Deutsche Bank Rep (uncredited)
Christopher Terrell Brown ... Restaurant Diner (New Orleans) / Banker (uncredited)

Tom Bui ... Analyst (uncredited)

Anthony Burkhalter ... Convention Banker (uncredited)

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

Brady Calhoun ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)

Paul X. Campanella ... Banker (uncredited)

Jeff Caperton ... Wall Street Journal Reporter (uncredited)

Kayla Carraway ... Girl Kissing in Nightclub (uncredited)

David Michael Cefalu ... Analysts (uncredited)
Ron Centanni ... Realtor (uncredited)
Carl A. Chauvin ... Trade Show Attendee / Investor (uncredited)

Lindsay Clift ... Deutsche PR Person (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi ... JP Morgan Employee (uncredited)
Timothy Cornelius ... Yellow Hummer Driver (uncredited)
Jim Cramer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Cruise ... Maverick (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tim DeLaughter ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Donald ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Micheal K. Douglas ... Analyst (uncredited)
John Druzba ... Merrill Lynch Trader (uncredited)
Tessla Elizabeth ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Divine Prince Ty Emmecca ... Casino Hig Roller Gambler (uncredited)

Mark Falvo ... Journalist (uncredited)

Sara Finley ... Caesar's Palace Pool Girl (uncredited)
Brandon Fontenot ... Analyst (uncredited)

Dalton Gareth ... Kisser (uncredited)
Tahseen Ghauri ... Miami Tourist (uncredited)

Jamie Gliddon ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Selena Gomez ... Selena Gomez (uncredited)
Courtney Leigh Goodwin ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Scott Gray ... Hedge Fund Manager (uncredited)
Joshua Guidry ... Analysts (uncredited)

Christopher Gulas ... Businessman (uncredited)
Scott Gulino ... Swimmer (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ... Business Man (uncredited)
Candice Harrison ... Investor (uncredited)

Jon Hartley ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Dominique Hayes ... Casino Patron / Pool Party goer (uncredited)
Kaylee Henderson ... Analyst (uncredited)

Julia Holt ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Nick Hwang ... Josh Medak - Banker (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ... Blackjack player (uncredited)

Alicia Davis Johnson ... Bank of America Executive (uncredited)
Patrick Kearns ... Casino Security (uncredited)

Donald M. Krause ... Mortgage Broker (uncredited)
Jenny Lacey ... Journalist (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Blackjack Player / Convention Delegate (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Convention Delegate / Strip Club Drunk / Blackjack Player (uncredited)

Justin Lebrun ... Goldman Sachs Executive (uncredited)

Juliet Reeves London ... Front Point Receptionist (uncredited)

Judd Lormand ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Ludacris ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mino Mackic ... Casino Security (uncredited)
Amanda Macon ... Miami Tourist (uncredited)

Tracy B. Mann ... Banker (uncredited)
Candace McAdams ... Ceasar's Palace Pool Girl (uncredited)

Mike R. Moreau ... Business Executive (uncredited)

Landa Morland ... Banking Professional (uncredited)

Lindsay Musil ... Attractive Manhattan Professional (uncredited)

Fernando Nava ... Background (uncredited)
Anna Nguyen ... Miami Tourist (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Bond Trader (uncredited)

Robert Pekel ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
David Perks ... Office worker (uncredited)
Hannah Powell-Yost ... Nightclub Lady (uncredited)

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

Gus Rhodes ... Bond Trader (uncredited)

Margot Robbie ... Margot Robbie (uncredited)

Michael Rollins ... Analyst / Investment Banker (uncredited)
Mark Roman ... WAMU banker at casino (uncredited)
Robin Sarraille ... Bond Trader (uncredited)
William Schaff ... Business Man (uncredited)
Jennifer Schindler ... Assistant (uncredited)
Kristen Scott ... Cocktail Waitress / Dancer (uncredited)

Tupac Shakur ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Delia Sheppard ... Barclays Bank Professional (uncredited)

Paula Shreve ... Lehman Brothers Banker (uncredited)
Paul Sigrist ... 'Enya video' couple (uncredited)

Sarah Ellis Smith ... Sales Manager (uncredited)

Snoop Dogg ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Anne Speed ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Staci Roberts Steele ... Seminar Greeter (uncredited)
Sean Stevens ... Bond Trader (uncredited)

Jack Teague ... Banker (uncredited)
John Teal Jr. ... Bond Trader (uncredited)

Jim Templar ... Trader (uncredited)
Stefan Terrell ... Dancer (uncredited)

Daryl Thibodaux ... Analyst (uncredited)
Michelle Torres ... Investor (uncredited)

Ronald Joe Vasquez ... Investor (uncredited)
Bob Walker ... Bond Trader (uncredited)

Darly Wayne ... Crying Lehmann Bros employee (uncredited)

Anna Wendt ... Banking Professional (uncredited)
Christina Michelle Williams ... Banker / Airport Passenger (uncredited)

Pharrell Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jesse Yarborough ... Mortgage Broker (uncredited)

James Zeiss ... Fired Employee (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam McKay 
 
Writing credits
Charles Randolph (screenplay) and
Adam McKay (screenplay)

Michael Lewis (book)

Produced by
Dede Gardner .... producer
Jeremy Kleiner .... producer
Kevin J. Messick .... executive producer (as Kevin Messick)
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Brad Pitt .... producer
Louise Rosner .... executive producer (as Louise Rosner-Meyer)
Robyn Wholey .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Britell 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hank Corwin 
 
Casting by
Kathy Driscoll 
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Clayton Hartley 
 
Art Direction by
Elliott Glick 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton  (as Linda Sutton-Doll)
 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
 
Makeup Department
Lawrnell Bell-Rattler .... hair stylist
Michelle Diamantides .... key hair stylist
Julie Hewett .... makeup department head
Stacy Kelly .... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee .... hair department head
Louise McCarthy .... key makeup artist: New York
Sarah Stamp .... key hair stylist: New York
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
Jillian Erickson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Annabelle MacNeal .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alex Perrone .... wigmaker (uncredited)
Crystal Wells .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Teddy Au .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Louise Rosner .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Robert Howard .... additional second assistant director: uncredited
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
Pamela Monroe .... second assistant director: reshoots
Josh Muzaffer .... second second assistant director: New York
Cali Pomes .... second second assistant director
Matt Rebenkoff .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master
Chris Arnold .... set designer
Mychael Bates .... property master
Joe Bergman .... leadman
Doug Bernard .... shop foreman
Ronald D. Castleberry .... painter
John B. Clarey III .... construction general foreman
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator
Matthew L. Crowson .... set dresser
Saul Cruthirds .... set dresser
Russell Culotta .... painter
Tiffany Eastin .... painter
Jann K. Engel .... lead set designer
Brigitte Faucheaux .... video graphics designer
Gregory T. Geniusz .... set dresser
Shelby Gillen .... set dresser
Michelle C. Harmon .... assistant art director
Harrison Hartley .... graphics designer
John Herbert .... painting supervisor
Tracy Morris Johnson .... set dressing buyer los angeles
Chris Kibler .... construction purchaser
Lisa Kutyreff .... set dec coordinator
Severin Lagarde .... set dresser
Kristin Lekki .... assistant art director
Twig Leveque .... assistant property master
K. Emily Levine .... art department coordinator
Janette Luttrell .... assistant property master
Steve Martemucci .... construction foreman
Carl Mastio .... greensman
Wright McFarland .... set designer
Henry McGee .... production assistant
Telly Lee Ordoyne .... painter (as Telly Ordoyne)
Gerald Palone .... set dresser
Paul Pitalo .... on-set dresser
Miranda Sink .... prop assistant
Chere Theriot .... set decoration buyer
 
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew DeCristofaro .... sound designer
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Dustin Fleetwood .... sound utility
Eric Flickinger .... re-recording mix technician
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Betsy Lindell .... boom operator
Brad Lokey .... sound utility: additional
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist: new york
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
John Morris .... sound effects editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Putz .... Sound Utility
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Becky Sullivan .... supervising sound editor
Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin .... dialogue editor
Gayle Wesley .... first assistant sound editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
David Wyman .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Donnie Dean .... special effects foreman
Michelle Dickson .... special effects coordinator
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Justin Kane Miller .... special effects technician
Blumes Tracy .... special effects supervisor: additional photography
Juli Van Brown .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Balkcom .... digital compositor
William Barkus .... compositor
Sumriti Bhogal .... production manager
Wayne Billheimer .... visual effects executive producer: ILM
Richard Bluff .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Joe Ceballos .... associate visual effects supervisor: whiskytree
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor
Rebecca Forth .... technical support: ILM
Jonathan Harb .... executive producer
Drew Huntley .... digital compositor
Michael Kennen .... compositor: whiskytree
Sun Lee .... matte painter: Lola VFX
Paul Linden .... visual effects supervisor
Mare McIntosh .... visual effects producer: Lola VFX
Brian Meanley .... technical director: whiskytree
Pierre Nahoum .... assistant technical director: whiskytree
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects: Lola Visual Effects
Jeff Penick .... compositor: Lola VFX
Benjamin T. Perkins .... assistant technical director: Whiskytree
Yuki Uehara .... digital compositor
Edson Williams .... visual effects: Lola Visual Effects
Kimberly Huston .... graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Chris J. Fanguy .... stunt coordinator
Steven A. Guerrero .... safety diver
Victor Paguia .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Place .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Haffe Acosta .... second assistant camera: "b" camera - new york unit
Tristan Allen .... grip: New York
Tim Arasheben .... camera operator: 2nd
Tim Arasheben .... cinematographer: aerial unit (opening sequence)
Travis Barnhart .... electrician
Art Bartels .... key grip
Gerard Bartley .... best boy rigging electric
Tyler Bastianson .... camera pa
Jean-Paul Bernard .... grip
Tom Boyd .... underwater camera operator
Sidney Brisco .... electrician
Sharelle Brown .... grip rigger
Victor Brunette .... video playback
Jaap Buitendijk .... still photographer
Vincent Camuto .... Key video playback operator: new york unit
Patrick Capone .... additional photography
Ryan Chamberlain .... grip
Ross Citrin .... camera pa: new york unit
Ross Citrin .... camera production assistant: new york unit
Justin Cooley .... second assistant camera: b camera
Larry Cottrill .... rigging gaffer
Rene Crusto .... grip
Andy Day .... gaffer: new york unit
Gregg de Domenico .... director of photography - NYC timelapse unit
Erik A. Erichsen .... lighting technician
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Furst .... video assist
John Gatland .... dolly grip: a camera: New York unit
Tonja Greenfield .... Second Assistant Camera: A Camera
Ted Gregg .... grip
Shane E. Gros .... dolly grip
Steven A. Guerrero .... a dolly grip
Kristopher Hardy .... first assistant photographer
John C. Hoffler Jr. .... additional second assistant camera
Zachary Holmes .... video playback supervisor
Renaldo Jackson .... electrician
Samuel Kemp .... electrician
Kevin Lowry .... key grip: New York unit
Kiya Maggio .... key rigging grip
Luis Martinez .... lighting technician
Michael C. McCullough II .... video playback
Dan McKee .... film loader
Josh Medak .... camera operator
Markus Mentzer .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Blaise Miller .... lighting technician
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Ian O'Neill .... grip: New York Unit
Jesse Olivares .... video assist engineer: additional photography
Max Patrucco .... rigging grip: day player
Lewis 'Duck' Pieratt .... grip
Vincent Pierce .... best boy grip: NY Unit
Jonathan Plaeger .... bestboy rigging grip
Jesse Rushton .... assistant chief lighting technician
Adam Sudtell .... grip
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician
Louis Zlotowicz .... add'l lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Tyler Fahringer .... extras casting: Los Angeles, Additional Photography
Charlotte Gale .... extras casting
Theresa Hernandez .... casting assistant
Meagan Lewis .... casting: New Orleans
Jordana Sapiurka .... casting assistant
Stracener Seannon .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maura 'Maude' Cusick .... costumer
Lawrence Bell .... costumer: New York
Mignon Charvet .... additional stitcher
Megan Coates .... costume buyer
Meghan Cornay .... assistant costume designer
Minh Dang .... costume coordinator
Michelle M. Hebert .... costumer
Shannon Jantz .... truck costumer
Mustapha Mimis .... key set costumer
Rachael Ohman .... key costumer: New York
Jill Paz .... costume assistant
Elaine Perlmann .... assistant costume designer
Keishla Rivera-Estrada .... costume assistant: New York
Natasha Romanow .... set costumer
Lucia Shapiro .... costumer: new york unit
Emma Taylor Summerhayes .... background costumer
Jen Wasson .... key costumer
Beverley Woods .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Liza D. Espinas .... additional editor
Dylan Firshein .... first assistant editor
Vanessa Galvez .... digital intermediate producer
Kimberly Huston .... visual effects editor
Thomas Kuo .... digital intermediate film scanner
Joel McWilliams .... digital colorist assistant
Stacy Moon .... post-production assistant
Stephen Nakamura .... colorist
Ken O'Keefe .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alex Acuna .... musician: latin percussion
Nicholas Britell .... musician: solo piano
Nicholas Britell .... orchestrator
John Cranfield .... assistant music engineer
John Finklea .... music editor
Dan Fornero .... musician: trumpet
Scott Healy .... musician: organ and piano
Steve Holtman .... musician: trombone
Paul Jackson Jr. .... musician: guitars
Wayne Kramer .... musician: guitars
Nick Lane .... musician: trombone
Trevor Lawrence Jr. .... musician: drums
Bob Leatherbarrow .... musician: vibraphone
Eric Marienthal .... musician: saxophones
Ray Montiero .... musician: trumpet
Joel C. Peskin .... musician: saxophones (as Joel Peskin)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Thomas Vicari .... score mixer (as Tommy Vicari)
Thomas Vicari .... score recordist
Freddie Washington .... musician: electric bass
Booker White .... music preparation
Scott Wittenberg .... music coach: drums
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Fallon Johnson .... transportation
Tom Moore .... transportation captain
Roger Wooge .... driver
Christy Zeller .... transportation dispatcher
 
Other crew
Alex Aaron .... accounting clerk
Kd Amond .... travel coordinator
Les Arceneaux .... key assistant location manager
Chandler Barbee .... production assistant
Stacey Barber .... payroll accountant
Henry Bauer IV .... stand-in
Chelsea Bayles .... production assistant
Nicole Beaudoin .... assistant to executive in charge of production
Zachary Belgard .... stand-in: Stand In for Billy Slaughter
Dustin Bewley .... set production assistant
Chloe Birkenmeyer .... additional production assistant
Russell Blanchard .... production assistant
Mike Brant .... production coordinator
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Mr. Bale
Jennifer Brown .... set medic
T.J. Bryson .... production assistant
Morgan Clay .... production assistant (reshoots)
Emily Dahm .... stand-in
Trang Dang .... assistant production coordinator
Philip DeVay .... second assistant accountant
David Farr .... payroll accountant: New York
David Ferdig .... location manager
Ryan Ferguson .... assistant location manager: New York Unit
David Fields .... location assistant
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... key construction medic
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... set medic
Brady Flynn .... location assistant
Lindsey Fredieu .... production assistant
Charlie French .... locations
Jeff Galpin .... alligator wrangler
Jeff Galpin .... animal wrangler
Ed Gately .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Cate Hardman .... script supervisor
Heather Hayward .... location scout
Billy Holman .... production assistant: new york unit
Jordan Jackson .... Key Locations Assistant
Anthony Keating .... production assistant: New York
Nazia Khan .... assistant: Mr. Pitt
Michael Kriaris .... location manager new york
Lisa Latter .... location scout
John Lavis .... medic
Rachel Lax .... production accountant
Cary Lee .... key set production assistant: New York
Kevin Maier .... assistant: Mr. Carell
Jordan Mann .... production assistant
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... post accounting
Jonas C. Matz .... Safety
Nicki McCain .... Post Accountant
Donnie McCormick .... associate producer: titles
Peter McGrew .... key set production assistant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Taylor Newman .... set production assistant
Christina Oh .... assistant: Ms. Gardner
Scott Oliveira .... set production assistant
Lindsey M. Page .... payroll clerk (as Lindsay M. Page)
Jennifer Painter .... assistant: Mr. Gosling
Joshua Passons .... production assistant
Chad Peterson .... location assistant
Eric Price .... production assistant
Eric Price .... stand-in
Matthew Prisk .... location scout
Leonard Reynolds .... location manager
Win Riley .... locations scout
Christopher L. Robertson .... technical advisor
Jessica Sanchez .... additional production assistant
John Sanchez .... production coordinator
Marc Del Santro .... locations scout
Samantha Sarakanti .... product placement coordinator
Kevin Shih .... assistant: Mr. Kleiner
Rory D. Smith .... key 2nd assistant accountant
Joanna Spears .... 1st Assistant Accountant
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
William H. Stewart Sr. .... Manager of Production Safety
Anna Swando .... set production assistant: New York
John Teal Jr. .... stand-in
Daryl Thibodaux .... stand-in
Jodi Tripi .... stock footage researcher
Mark Van Horne .... lab contact
Stephen Daniel Wayne .... additional set production assistant
Nicole Williams .... on-set assistant to producers
Aaron V. Williamson .... fitness trainer
Caitlin Winiarski .... assistant: Mr. Messick (as Caitlin Winarski)
Jon Wood .... production assistant
Tauren Wrate .... first assistant accountant
Daniel Armella .... production assistant (uncredited)
Johnny Callaway .... key set production assistant: las vegas (uncredited)
Kori Sparks .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity
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Trivia:
The second collaboration between John Magaro and Finn Wittrock, who both portrayed WWII soldiers in _Unbroken(2014)_. They share a considerable amount of screen time with Brad Pitt, whose wife, Angelina Jolie, directed _Unbroken(2014)_.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: While the guys explore an abandoned home in Miami, the pile of junk mail includes a Ralph's Grocery Store circular. Ralph's are only found in Southern California.See more »
Quotes:
Mark Baum:I have a feeling in a few years people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.See more »
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65 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
Smart Greed, 28 December 2015
Author: JackCerf from United States

Harry Knowles once wrote a review of Das Boot that said the movie was so well made that you'd find yourself rooting for Nazi sailors trying to sink American ships. So here. You find yourself rooting for clever "outsiders and weirdos," as one of them puts it, who saw what nobody else wanted to see -- that an immense structure of mortgage based securities was doomed to collapse because it rested on the backs of subprime borrowers who couldn't support the weight and should never have been loaned the money. We have been taught by generations of fiction to identify with characters who are outsiders and rebels. Because these guys are smart, because they are antisocial and because they were laughed at by smug fools who believed the conventional wisdom, you identify with them, and you wait anxiously for their vindication. Then you realize that their vindication means the collapse of the American economy. They were the guys on the Titanic who knew what the iceberg meant.

Michael Lewis, from whose book the movie was adapted, got his training at Salomon Brothers in the mid-80s, as mortgage based securities were being invented. (There's an early shout-out to Lew Ranieri, the Salomon trader who invented them.) As anyone knows who's read Lewis's memoir of those days, Liar's Poker, the culture at Salomon was that your job was to be smarter than everybody else in the bond market, understand values better, and know what other traders were going to do before they knew it themselves. If you were smart enough, you deserved whatever you took away from somebody less smart on the other side of the trade. That's why Lewis admires his protagonists and that, despite a thick coating of moral outrage, is the heart of the movie. The guys who shorted the housing market weren't any more virtuous or less greedy than the great majority of complacent, conventionally minded bankers who believed that the trees would keep growing all the way up to the sky. They just saw more clearly and had plenty of nerve and faith in their own judgment. If they had been wrong, as shorts often are, they and their clients would have been wiped out. When they turned out right, they took the money and kept it, even if some of them felt guilty about it.

I know somewhat about this area, having litigated some of the aftermath. The celebrity cameo explanations of subprime debt, collateralized debt obligations, and synthetic CDOs are not only simple but accurate -- the two involving Anthony Bourdain and Selena Gomez are downright elegant. The key concept of the credit default swap comes out nicely through the dialogue -- a chance to buy fire insurance on the house down the street just before it catches fire. There are a couple of more points that could have used the same thing, especially when people start talking about "FICO scores." It could also have been a little more clear that the eventual collapse was delayed because the smarter investment banks like Goldman finally woke up, saw it coming, unloaded their CDO inventory on investors who were still asleep, and cut their losses by buying swaps themselves. But this is a smart, entertaining telling of an outrageous true story. It deserves all the praise it has gotten, and maybe an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. If it teaches people without a financial background a little of what went on, it will be more than a momentary entertainment. But it will certainly entertain.

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