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Margin Call (2011)

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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Lauren Bratberg
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Louis Carmelo
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A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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29 September 2011 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la codicia  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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€185,289 (Germany) (2 October 2011)

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$5,354,039 (USA) (12 May 2012)
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Trivia

Grace Gummer, Meryl Streep's third child, was set to appear in a scene in which she played Zachary Quinto's ex-girlfriend. Due to what the director and producer called "poor directorial work" during the shoot, the scene was cut out of the film. It can be seen, however, in the "Deleted Scenes" section of the DVD. See more »

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When Ashley Williams asks Eric Dale to go for the firing interview, he walks ahead. When they arrive at the end of the short corridor, she is ahead. See more »

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[first lines]
Seth Bregman: Just like that? Jesus Christ! Are they going to do it right here?
Will Emerson: You guys ever been through this before?
Seth Bregman: No.
Will Emerson: It's best to keep your head down and ignore it. Keep your head down and go back to work.
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Will Wilder is credited twice as Parking Coordinator in the end credits. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

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the unofficial wall street sequel
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

While I am a big fan of Oliver Stone and I did enjoy his second Wall Street movie, I have to admit, that this one is superior in every way. Great acting talent at hand, great (unfortunately) real story, which might be a bit heightened for obvious reasons, but still very scary if you think about the whole thing.

As stated above the actors make a big difference. They have to convey decisions and stand by things that you shouldn't normally do. But then again it's not as if this didn't happen (one way or the other). The movie also seems to have affected people since its original slated release date got pushed forward. Festival releases (where I saw it too) and the general good response made that an easy decision. Watching this should be one too ...


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