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Director:
Writers:
Charles Ferguson (written by)
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Release Date:
2 February 2010 (Belgium) 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 & 17 nominations See more »
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Jerks and Suckers See more (120 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:
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:
George Soros:Chuck Prince of Citibank famously said: 'That we have to dance until the music stops.' Actually, the music had stopped already when he said that.See more »
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114 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
Jerks and Suckers, 29 November 2010
Author: Michael Fargo from San Francisco

It was the last thing I wanted to see as the holiday Season sets off: A documentary explaining the World wide economic depression. But it was probably something I should have put before, say, "Burlesque." This is a serious film that has no particular political axe to grind in terms of "Republican" vs. "Democrat" since each successive administration beginning with Ronald Reagan is thrashed for bowing down to Wall Street rather than protecting American citizens from the most immoral graft and greed, that I can remember in my 60 years as a U.S. Citizen. While it's true that "deregulation" is the hue and cry of one particular political party, what occurs with investment and banking firms is so entwined with our national representatives, that it does no good whatsoever to point fingers at one party.

The film opens with the simplest explanation of the impact of investment banking firms in the tiny country of Iceland. When investors move in and create a financial "bubble" for the sole purpose of letting it burst while taking off with enormous profits for themselves, the opening credits then start and introduce us to the players who would come to power with Reagan (Volker and Greenspan) and remove restrictions that had been put in place—we should all remember for good reason; regulations were set up because people had abused an open market—we see the rise and fall of the U.S. economy which became based on nothing but investment since all our "production" had been poorly managed and sent abroad, i.e. steel, automobiles, etc. What was left was goods and services and a tiny, though prosperous, "information technology." When Reagan gutted regulation and regulatory agencies, a system of credit developed where finance agencies sold risky loans to entities, and at the same time "bet" on those loans to fail, setting up a situation that the more risky the loan, the bigger the profit for lender. Various "talking heads" and bar graphs come across the screen, and they're all helpful in explaining what happened. But it's the deeply amoral points of view that get stated by people who were or are still in control of the financial banks and markets of this country that really appall.

And we're left with a sense of outrage and not more than a little sense of futility because there's nowhere to go for either compensation or redress. At the end of the film "Fair Game" about another kind of government takeover, we're given a civic's speech about how the country belongs to the people and it's up to us to make it work. Here, in "Inside Job" there's nothing anyone can do. We elected a president who was sent to prevent the problem from happening again, but instead he appoints many of the same people who set up the situation and profited from the first round.

I didn't find the small section of the film describing the "type A" personality of the players involved who use prostitutes and drugs to be either relevant or convincing. We see a former call girl allude to many in the financial world, but so what? There's a small dig at Elliot Spitzer, but he offers it himself. As well, we're given a psychiatrist who "can't reveal names" but can say for certain many in the financial industry are addicted to drugs and prostitutes, but so are many outside that world. It came across as a cheap shot in a film that brings forward many significant players (and names many who refused to appear in the film) and exposes them for what they are. They need no further tarnishing.

I did see one area that could be addressed as a beginning of reform. Various economic professors who are brought from institutions of higher learning to "advise" the government and then return to their teaching jobs aren't—for baffling reasons—prohibited from making profit off the policies they recommend. That needs to be stopped. In most disciplines, university professors can't use their research and publications for personal gain. Those in the field of economics need the same kinds of restrictions. And students should demand it.

We should all demand a lot more than we're getting from our government, but I guess we hope we're going to be one of the few to reap those enormous profits (which is a real sucker's bet). It's baffling and infuriating to watch this film and walk out into the light of day where the practices on display are still going on.

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