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The Billion Dollar Bubble (1978)

Actuaries. Ethics. And One Billion Dollars.

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Brian Gibson

Writer:

Tom Clarke
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Complete credited cast:
James Woods ... Art Lewis
William Hootkins ... Lloyd Edens (as Bill Hootkins)
Shane Rimmer ... Fred Levin
Sam Wanamaker ... Stanley Goldblum
Christopher Guest ... Al Green
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Joe Taubkin
Thomasine Heiner Thomasine Heiner ... Mrs. Johnson
Bill Reimbold Bill Reimbold ... Jim Smith
Toria Fuller ... Linda
Hal Galili ... Policeman
Seretta Wilson ... Kathy
Peter Banks Peter Banks ... 1st Electrician
Don Fellows ... Radio Voice (voice)
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Actuaries. Ethics. And One Billion Dollars.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1978 (USA) See more »

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Shown to prospective U.S. casualty actuaries as part of the Casualty Actuarial Society's Course on Professionalism. See more »

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Outline of the film and it's continuing relevance.
4 May 2002 | by lcmc2000See all my reviews

This movie recounts a portion of one of the largest frauds in insurance and stock market history, the US$200 million Equity Funding Corporation of America(Los Angeles) fraud. This film deals with the creation, maintenance and coinsurance of bogus insurance policies by means of the computer. The methods used in the deception, the reasons for continuing and the attitude of those involved are superbly portrayed by the cast. A movie which is as relevant today as when it was made and which provides entertainment and understanding of how these things happen.....perhaps because this film should have been shown more often, which it no doubt would have been were it available in VHS/DVD.


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