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A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

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Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert's personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved. Written by napierslogs

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Power is the best alibi.

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Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mentiras mortales  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,002,165 (USA) (14 September 2012)

Gross:

$7,918,283 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Nate Parker replaced Drake shortly before filming commenced. See more »

Goofs

The page of the Stern Marling audit report includes several typographic errors. Eg, Local Finances Action Plan is defined by the acronym "(LBAPs)". And the third dot point refers to "using an Management Business approach". The fourth dot point is not a coherent sentence. See more »

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[first lines]
Maria Bartiromo: But you took a huge bet on the housing crisis in the middle of the biggest boom in housing anybody has ever seen. Why?
Robert Miller: I'm a child of the '50s. My father welded steel for the Navy, and my mother worked at the V.A. They lived through the Depression, Pearl Harbor, and the bomb. They didn't think that bad things might happen. They knew that bad things would happen.
Maria Bartiromo: Is that what's happening now?
Robert Miller: When I was a kid, my favorite teacher was Mr. James. Mr. James said world events all ...
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My Foolish Heart
Performed by Robi Botos (piano), Morgan Childs (drums), Morgan Downes (bass)
Produced by Scott Morin and Mixed and Engineered by John "Beetle" Bailey
Written by Ned Washington & Victor Young
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Inc., © 1949, renewed, Patti Washington Music (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Catharine Hinen Music (ASCAP), Patti Washington Music (ASCAP) and Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Catharine Hinen Music is administered in the USA and Canada by Joma Music Group, Inc.
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Gere is great here
22 April 2013 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Arbitrage is the first motion picture by New York University graduate Nicolas Jarecki. It tells a story of magnate who almost fails in selling his own trading empire. But before that, he rules a huge family consisting of wife (Susan Sarandon), a son - who seems to be very unimportant person, so that director tells almost nothing about him and a daughter Brooke - skillful professional in business and probably the only person who's able to catch up with father's "mistakes". Robert also deals with young, passionate lover Julie.

But everything goes wrong when Julie dies in car accident when Robert was driving and Brooke finds his father in fraudulence.

Now Robert Miller has to struggle against two people: detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth) and his own daughter and none of them is going to step back.

I am not going to tell how well Gere's character manages this but I can definitely tell you that Richard, as an actor, did a great job. Possibly it's the best performance of his career. Anyone can name his memorable roles but this one is no doubt the best. He delivers an emotional, stressed and very precise acting and looks very natural which makes his work really brilliant.

But the best part of this movie is Nicolas Jarecki. It's not easy to write and direct the film at the same time, especially when it is your first time. He wrote a beautifully crafted script and transferred it professionally on the screen. The more you watch bigger the tension gets and you want to know whether it will end up in a good way. The writer has intelligently stuck surprising details throughout the story and that made whole movie more dynamic.

So, I found Arbitrage to be an attractive, smart and well produced movie and believe that it could be a perfect star for Nicolas's directing or writing career.


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