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Too Big to Fail (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 May 2011 (USA)
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Richard Fuld: [on the housing crisis] You know, people act like we're crack dealers. Nobody put a gun to anybody's head and said, "Hey, nimrod, buy a house you can't afford, and you know what? While you're at it, put a line of credit on that baby and buy yourself a boat."
Joe Gregory: [chuckles] You heard anything from Buffett?
Erin Callan: He's asking for preferred shares at 40, with a dividend of nine percent.
Richard Fuld: [annoyed] We were just at 66. What the fuck?
Joe Gregory: Maybe it's just an opening gambit, Dick.
Richard Fuld: Sounds more like a goddamn insult!
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Solid HBO Original Film
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I want to start off with saying I don't really watch these types of movies where it deals with a lot of politics and such, because I find them boring, but this is not the case for "Too Big to Fail." I was highly engrossed and very surprised. Quite a few familiar faces who all do an excellent job. Music score was top-notch; just as thrilling as Dark Knight or Inception's musical score. Cinematography on point. Overall great story based on a major crisis we are still recovering from. I tip my hat to the director and writers.

E D I T: Although this is a good film, it is fiction therefore not accurate. The film falsely portrays Henry Paulson as some type of hero when in reality he is not. With that said though it is a good film, and very entertaining for a political thriller but do yourself a favor and watch Inside Job also. Inside Job is much more precise, and highly informational. If you want to know the whole truth of what happened in the 2008 crisis you must watch Inside Job. I highly recommend watching Inside Job rather than Too Big to Fail.


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