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Director:
Writers:
Charles Ferguson (written by)
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Release Date:
2 February 2010 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make See more »
Plot:
Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Probably the best documentary I have ever seen See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt Damon ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Ackman ... Himself
Daniel Alpert ... Himself

Jonathan Alpert ... Himself

Sigridur Benediktsdottir ... Herself
Ben Bernanke ... Himself (archive footage)

Willem Buiter ... Himself

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

John Campbell ... Himself

Patrick Daniel ... Himself

Satyajit Das ... Himself

Kristin Davis ... Herself

Martin Feldstein ... Himself

Jerome Fons ... Himself

Barney Frank ... Himself

Timothy Geithner ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Gnaizda ... Himself

Michael Greenberger ... Himself
Alan Greenspan ... Himself (archive footage)

Eric Halperin ... Himself

Samuel Hayes ... Himself

R. Glenn Hubbard ... Himself

Simon Johnson ... Himself

Christine Lagarde ... Herself

Andrew Lo ... Himself

Lee Hsien Loong ... Himself

Andri Snær Magnason ... Himself

David McCormick ... Himself

Lawrence McDonald ... Himself

Harvey Miller ... Himself

Frederic Mishkin ... Himself

Charles Morris ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Partnoy ... Himself

Raghuram Rajan ... Himself

Kenneth Rogoff ... Himself

Nouriel Roubini ... Himself

Andrew Sheng ... Himself

Allan Sloan ... Himself

George Soros ... Himself

Eliot Spitzer ... Himself

Steven A. Stephen ... Himself

Dominique Strauss-Kahn ... Himself

Scott Talbott ... Himself

Gillian Tett ... Herself

Paul Volcker ... Himself
Henry Waxman ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Wolf ... Himself

Gylfi Zoega ... Himself

Ann Curry ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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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 
 
Sound Department
Rich Bologna .... sound designer
John Bowen .... recording engineer
Tim Crossley .... dialogue editor
Tom Efinger .... sound 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
 
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 (as Jerry Dasti Esq)
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
Jeffrey King .... location scout
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 (as Jerry Dasti)
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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Trivia:
In an unusual pairing of supporter and subject matter, Jeffrey Lurie - owner of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles franchise - was one of this Oscar-winning documentary's executive producers.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:
R. Glenn Hubbard:[annoyed with the interviewer] This isn't a deposition, sir. I was polite enough to give you time, foolishly I now see. But you have three more minutes. Give it your best shot!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death and Taxes (2011)See more »
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141 out of 155 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best documentary I have ever seen, 31 December 2010
Author: winterhaze13 (winterhaze13@hotmail.com) from Toronto, Canada

Inside Job is an enthralling documentary about how the reckless actions of Wall Street lead to the near collapse of the financial sector and subsequently the deepest recession since the 1930s. This is the second film by director Charles Ferguson, the first being No End in Sight an equally engaging indictment of the Bush Administration's handling of the occupation of Iraq.

Ferguson focuses on the Wall Street culture and the blatant arrogance of a half dozen men as the main causes of the financial turmoil. Inside Job begins in Iceland where the deregulation of the financial system in the 1990s lead to three banks accumulating assets almost ten times the small country's gross domestic product.

It becomes clear by the midpoint of the film that Iceland is a micro example of what has become a global problem. Runaway banks have been accumulating assets through toxic loans and other manoeuvres while paying themselves lavish bonuses.

Inside Job is easily one of the most frustrating documentaries ever made. And that is undoubtedly Ferguson's intention. The film is critical of Wall Street executives, credit agencies and especially regulatory agencies for the crisis.

Inside Job includes interviews from IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan, congressmen Barney Frank, former New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer and many others. Ferguson traces the evolution of the banks from a small, largely local service to an out of control industry. He does not hold back criticizing every administration since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

Ferguson argues that despite what most people think, there were many people warning of an impending crisis in global financial markets. Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Timothy Geithner ignored various signs of impending doom. Not to mention former treasury secretary and incidentally former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson.

Inside Job makes the argument that the federal regulators are as responsible for the breakdown of the system as are the executives of Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. More frustrating still is the revolving door between Wall Street and government agencies.

As the banks became more deregulated, the more speculation became a problem. Derivatives, and credit default swaps, complicated trading schemes that most people do not understand is what caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers sending shockwaves through financial centres all over the world.

Credit agencies like Moody's and Standard and Poor gave firms like Bear Stearns, Lehman brothers, and Morgan Stanley A grade credit ratings within weeks before they nearly collapsed. And also having one of their executives standing up in front of a congressional committee and telling congressmen that their ratings are just merely 'opinion'.

It becomes clear that this is not a problem that emerged from the housing boom early in president George W. Bush's second term. Rather this was a systematic breakdown driven by a neoliberal ideology supported by Ivey league economic schools across the United States.

Inside Job is simply a story of bankers more interested in collecting bonuses and making more money than providing what should be an essential service. What makes it even more frustrating is that many of the key figures behind the crisis are currently on Barak Obama's staff. The film leaves us with a bitter pill to swallow.

As Ferguson notes, Wall Street has returned to normal with no federal prosecutions against any of the guilty. And one of the most poignant scenes in the film comes from Robert Gnaizda, the former head of the Greenlining Institute, a consumer lobbyist group who laughingly dismisses recent legislation to regulate banks with a simple 'Hah'.

Inside Job helps explain many of the complex terms such as derivatives and insurance backed securities that confuse those not immersed in the banking community. It is essential viewing for any citizen concerned about our broken system.

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