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Inside Job -- The Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary, Inside Job, directed by Charles Ferguson shows that the 2008 global financial Armageddon was no accident.  It was predicted and could have been prevented.  This compelling, serious, easy-to-follow film will make you want to raise your voice and declare..."Enough!"
Inside Job -- Take a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.
Inside Job -- Clip: Mishkin Looks Bad
Inside Job -- Clip: Lehman Goes Bankrupt
Inside Job -- Clip: He Thought He Was Smart

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Director:
Writers:
Charles Ferguson (written by)
Chad Beck (co-written by) ...
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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 financial meltdown. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 9 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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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

Hsien Loong Lee ... Himself

Andrew Lo ... 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)

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 .... 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
 
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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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 Paul Volcker's last name is shown it is written "Vocker".See more »
Quotes:
Andrew Sheng:Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer build bridges. A financial engineer build dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for itSee more »
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174 out of 194 people found the following review useful.
The Best Crash Course on the Crash of 2008, 21 October 2010
Author: mbanak from United States

About 30 people at the 7PM show in the Music Box theater in Chicago last nite, and I was one of them.

I am always looking for two things on this economic disaster: 1) A better understanding, and 2) a means of explaining it better to others. This film delivers in both counts.

For me the key sequence came when the graphics, under solid narration, illustrated how 3rd tier investors were placing bets on bets. I.e., that's what derivatives are. I always knew this was happening, but the film made it very clear. That was the break point (in my analysis of the problem).

The film was nearly void of political leanings, which made it an important contribution. The only part that bothered me is that Congressman Barney Frank was framed as an expert looking back with wisdom on the ill-conceived passage of the "Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000", and, behold! Barney Frank *voted* for it. It would be better to interview all 4 Congressmen who voted against it: Ron Paul, Nick Smith, Gene Taylor and Peter DeFazio. [2 from each Party! How's that for Bipartism opposition? It took me 10 minutes to confirm these names, and I'm not even making a movie.]

It is significant that a continuum of hoodlums are seen on the podium with a continuum of Prsidents: Regan through Obama. The infestation of their ilk into the Political World is there for all to see.

Please see this film any way you can, and lock it in!

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