Set in the future when the US economy is on the brink of yet another massive financial crisis, The Crash tells the story of Guy Clifton (Frank Grillo), a federally-indicted stock trader, who is secretly enlisted by the federal government to help thwart a cyber-attack aimed at the US stock markets - an attack that could permanently cripple the economy. Our 'richer than God' protagonist is charged with assembling a team capable of running the government's top secret 'shadow stock exchange' in an attempt to keep the markets from mass panic in the event the cyber-hijack is successful. Having only ever been fueled by his love of money, Guy fully intends to use his insider knowledge of this world catastrophe for personal gain until he unearths the organization behind the attack and discovers its motives. For the first time in his life, Guy is challenged to make decisions not only for himself, but also for the good of his country - decisions that are rooted in morality rather than dollar ... Written by
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language throughout
Did You Know?
The letter that Schwab gives him is signed by President Hillary Rodham.... doesn't show the last name. See more
The postscript of the movie states that, since the creation of the Federal Reserve, there has been, on average, one financial crisis every 10 years. Actually, in the first 75 years of its existence, there has only been one (1929). The 10 (to 15) year cycle of financial crises occurred before the Fed's creation (and returned with Reagan). See more