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Director:
Writers:
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Release Date:
12 November 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make See more »
Plot:
Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 9 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Inside Job" is a stunning analysis of the greed that caused the Wall Street crash. See more (130 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt Damon ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Gylfi Zoega ... Himself - Professor of Economics, University of Iceland

Andri Snær Magnason ... Himself - Writer & Filmmaker

Sigridur Benediktsdottir ... Herself - Special Investigative Committee, Icelandic Parliament

Paul Volcker ... Himself - Former Federal Reserve Chairman

Dominique Strauss-Kahn ... Himself - Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

George Soros ... Himself - Chairman, Soros Fund Management

Barney Frank ... Himself - Chairman, Financial Services Committee

David McCormick ... Himself - Under Secretary of the Treasury, Bush Administration

Scott Talbott ... Himself - Chief Lobbyist, Financial Services Roundtable

Andrew Sheng ... Himself - Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Hsien Loong Lee ... Himself - Prime Minister, Singapore

Christine Lagarde ... Herself - Finance Minister, France

Gillian Tett ... Herself - U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times

Nouriel Roubini ... Himself - Professor, NYU Business School

R. Glenn Hubbard ... Himself - Chief Economic Adviser, Bush Administration

Eliot Spitzer ... Himself - Former Governor, New York

Samuel Hayes ... Himself - Professor Emeritus of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Charles Morris ... Himself - Author, The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown

Robert Gnaizda ... Himself - Former Director, Greenlining Institute

Willem Buiter ... Himself - Chief Economist, Citigroup

Andrew Lo ... Himself - Professor & Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

Michael Greenberger ... Himself - Former Deputy Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Satyajit Das ... Himself - Derivatives Consultant

Frank Partnoy ... Himself - Professor of Law & Finance, University of California San Diego

Eric Halperin ... Himself - Director, Center for Responsible Learning

Martin Wolf ... Himself - Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

Kenneth Rogoff ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Harvard
Daniel Alpert ... Himself - Managing Director, Westwood Capital

Raghuram Rajan ... Himself - Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

Lawrence McDonald ... Himself - Former Vice President, Lehman Brothers

Harvey Miller ... Himself - Lehman's Bankruptcy Lawyer
Jeffrey Lane ... Himself - Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers

Jonathan Alpert ... Himself - Therapist

Kristin Davis ... Herself - Manhattan Madam

Allan Sloan ... Himself - Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine

William Ackman ... Himself - Hedge Fund Manager (as Bill Ackman)

Jerome Fons ... Himself - Former Managing Director, Moody's Rating Agency

Frederic Mishkin ... Himself - Governor, Federal Reserve

Simon Johnson ... Himself - Professor, MIT
Joanna Xu ... Herself - Former Factory Worker

Patrick Daniel ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Singapore Press Holdings
Columba Ramos ... Herself - Victim of Fraud
Eric Evanouskas ... Himself - Volunteer, Catholic Charities

Steven A. Stephen ... Himself - Former Construction Worker

Martin Feldstein ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Harvard

John Campbell ... Himself - Chairman, Harvard Economics Department
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Bernanke ... Himself (archive footage)

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

Timothy Geithner ... Himself (archive footage)

Alan Greenspan ... Himself (archive footage)

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Waxman ... Himself (archive footage)

Ann Curry ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Ferguson 
 
Writing credits
Charles Ferguson (written by)

Chad Beck (co-written by) &
Adam Bolt (co-written by)

Produced by
Charles Ferguson .... producer
Jeffrey Lurie .... executive producer
Kalyanee Mam .... associate producer
Audrey Marrs .... producer
Anna Moot-Levin .... associate producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Heffes 
 
Cinematography by
Svetlana Cvetko 
Kalyanee Mam 
 
Film Editing by
Chad Beck 
Adam Bolt 
 
Set Decoration by
Mariko Marrs 
 
Art Department
Josh Norton .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Rich Bologna .... sound designer
John Bowen .... recording engineer
Tim Crossley .... dialogue editor
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... supervising sound editor
Richard Fleming .... additional sound recordist
Richard Fleming .... additional location sound
David Hocs .... location sound mixer
Michael Jones .... location sound mixer
John Levy .... location sound
David Mendez .... location sound mixer
Brenda Ray .... additional location sound
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Jeff Seelye .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
Daniel Silverman .... recording
Matt Stanford .... machine room operator
Nelson Stoll .... additional location sound
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Gershon .... graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Aravena .... gaffer
Carter Bissell .... grip
Mariusz Cichon .... digital imaging technician
Mariusz Cichon .... director of photography: second unit
Mariusz Cichon .... still photographer
Bill Dixon .... grip
John Dunkin .... grip
Artur Dzieweczynski .... digital imaging technician
John Frisbie .... gaffer
Tomasz Gryz .... digital imaging technician
Jason Hubert .... gaffer
Stephen Kaye .... gaffer
Sam Krueger .... grip
Adam Macbeth .... grip
Geir Magnússon .... gaffer
Robert McKenna .... gaffer
Gray Mitchell .... aerial camera operator
Aaron Randall .... grip
Matthew Schroder .... digital imaging technician
Seth Uhlin .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Won Hee Chang .... pen operator
Don Ciana .... color timer
Ralph Costanza .... digital film producer
Will Cox .... digital intermediate colorist
Ben Laffin .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Joseph M. Lee .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Alan Oxman .... post production supervisor
Sheila Shirazi .... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
John Woo .... first assistant editor
Eugene Yi .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Jeffrey King .... location scout
 
Music Department
Matthew Barley .... soloist: cello
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Andy Richards .... original score mixer
Andy Richards .... score mixed by
Matt Robertson .... additional programming
Neil Stemp .... additional programming
 
Other crew
Kristin Bye .... production assistant
Lisa Callif .... clearance counsel
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Robin Cutter .... production accountant
Jerry L. Dasti .... production counsel
Richard Dworkin .... transcipts
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... production counsel (as Jackie Eckhouse Esq)
Jonathan Gershon .... title designer
Andrew Houchens .... production assistant
Brittany Kaplan .... production assistant
John I. Khalil .... research intern
Chris Knight .... production assistant
Kalyanee Mam .... researcher
Carola Mamberto .... additional research & archival acquisition
Carola Mamberto .... researcher
Stacy Mandel-Sonner .... production assistant
Alec Modzeleski .... production assistant
Christopher Murphy .... researcher
Rosemary Rotondi .... additional research & archival acquisition
Rosemary Rotondi .... researcher
Marvin Ruffin .... production assistant
Benjamin Schwall .... fixer in China
Bethany Thomas .... production insurance: CBS coverage
Isaac Urwin .... post production intern
Reinaldo Vazquez .... translator: Spanish
Rob Voigt .... mandarin translation
Joanna Xu .... interpreter in China
 
Thanks
Christopher Applegren .... thanks
Johann Gunnar Arnarson .... thanks
Andy Asp .... thanks
Chad Beck .... special thanks
Reagan Beck .... thanks
Dag Bennstrom .... thanks
Vilhjálmur Bjarnason .... thanks
Andrew Blackwell .... the producers wish to thank
Adam Bolt .... special thanks
Brooksley Born .... photographs courtesy of
Paul Brennan .... the producers wish to thank
Eduardo Canedo .... thanks
Ron Chapple .... the producers wish to thank
Linda Cohen .... the producers wish to thank
Will Cox .... the producers wish to thank
Mike Cutter .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Tina D'Orazio .... thanks
Matt Damon .... thanks
Jerry L. Dasti .... thanks
Laura Dawn .... thanks
Nicholas Dungan .... thanks
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... thanks
Charlotte Ferguson .... thanks
Amy Foote .... thanks
Anna Gatti .... thanks
Robert Gnaizda .... photographs courtesy of
Stewart Griffin .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Matt Harvey .... thanks
Alex Heffes .... special thanks
Kate Hohman .... thanks
Robert Jordan .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Evan Kafka .... photographs courtesy of
Rachael Kagan .... thanks
Carl Kaysen .... in memory of
Alex Krawitz .... thanks
Cindy Lee .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Tom Luddy .... thanks
Kalyanee Mam .... special thanks
Audrey Marrs .... special thanks
Leona Kimi Marrs .... thanks
Mariko Marrs .... thanks
Stephen Massoni .... thanks
John McCullough .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Jesse Michaels .... thanks
Amy Taylor Mitchell .... thanks
Erin Lee Mock .... thanks
Manas Mohapatra .... thanks
Molly Neuman .... thanks
Alan Oxman .... thanks
Chad Queirolo .... thanks
Geoffrey Richman .... thanks
Charlie Rokosny .... thanks
Marie Rossettie .... thanks
John Sloss .... the director wishes to thank
Athena Sofia .... thanks
Joseph St. Denis .... photographs courtesy of
Angela Sung .... thanks
Caitlin Tartaro .... thanks
Antoine Treuille .... thanks
Audrey Vera .... thanks
Thad Vogler .... thanks
B.J. Warshaw .... thanks
Alice Waters .... thanks
Christina Weiss Lurie .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material
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105 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
On being interviewed about this film, Henry Rollins likened Charles Ferguson's interviewing technique to "tightening the screws little by little until the interviewee starts to say "Ow.....ow.....ow and then, Stop the camera!"See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The first time Dominique Strauss-Khan's name is shown, it is misspelled. 'Dominique' is written 'Dominque', and 'Strauss-Kahn' is written 'Straus-Kahn'.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Partnoy:You're gonna make an extra $2 million a year, or $10 million a year for putting your financial institution at risk. Someone else pays the bill, you don't. Would you make that bet? Most people on Wall Street said, 'Sure, I'd make that bet.'See more »
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220 out of 243 people found the following review useful.
"Inside Job" is a stunning analysis of the greed that caused the Wall Street crash., 7 November 2010
Author: (fergle@aol.com) from United States

Charles Ferguson's "Inside Job" is strong, fair, and rational. The director tries mightily to untangle the complex architecture of the financial meltdown that has cost millions their jobs, their homes, and their savings. If you consider skipping it because it sounds boring, please think again. My blood is still boiling.

Why does this documentary leave us sunk in despair? Because it confirms the certainty that there is no one left we can trust. The fact that much of what brought the economy to its knees was legal, not criminal, signals a financial sector run by ethical nihilists who will pursue every legal loophole to enrich themselves. Human nature, you say? Then bring back the stringent regulation that gave the industry forty years of reasonable corporate success before Reagan era deregulation. The schoolyard bullies need supervision.

America's bubble of private gain and public loss was pierced by the collapse of Lehman Bros. and AIG. Banks merged into "too big to fail" behemoths; safeguards were overturned; regulation of derivatives was banned; This vacuum quickly filled with money laundering, defrauding of customers, cooking the books, and stuffing of the pockets of top officers with money. Larry Summers took 20 million as adviser to a hedge fund. Lehman's CEO took 485 million, the CEO of the failing AIG 315 million. Fired by Merrill, CEO Stan O'Neal departed with a severance bonus of 161 million.

When Mortgages were bundled and sold to the bloated investment banks, lenders no longer cared if they were repaid. Goldman, Lehman, and Merrill were all players. Summers, Bernanke, and Geithner all stood against corrective measures and would play pivotal roles in the Obama administration.

Absent limits on the impulsive risk takers, Wall Street plunged into personal pleasure. There was never enough: penthouses on Park, private jets (six for Lehman alone), vacation homes, art collections, drivers, private elevators, drugs, alcohol, strip bars, and prostitution - one private supplier within spitting distance of the stock exchange counted 10,000 men among her customers..

Three ratings agencies made fortunes bestowing unwarranted ratings right up to two days before Lehman failed, later testifying before congress that these were merely "opinions", not guides for investors. The crowning disgrace is the corruption of the universities. Business school professors consult with companies. Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School, takes $250,000 as a board member of Met Life. Larry Summers, back at Harvard, continues to rake in consulting and lecture fees.

The presidents of Harvard and Columbia refused comment. You will appreciate the honesty of Raghuram Rajan who wrote strong warnings and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who spoke with disgust of the debacle.

It used to be that respected academics could be counted on to be the conscience of democracy. Now they are reduced to being interchangeable components in the conflict of interest chain that links business/government/university. Credit Charles Ferguson with a superb investigation and give thanks that we still have a free investigative press to wake the sleeping citizenry.

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