F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco decides that the time is ripe to take over his own company and enlists American Express. This kicks off a tide of other firms swarming in to tender offers. The outline of the film follows the actual takeover of the RJR Nabisco empire in a tongue in cheek way.
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In the 80's Wall Street had fun at your expense. Now it's time for you to have the last laugh.
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Did You Know?
At the golf course, Ross mentions giving away free Gucci watches and Polaroids. James Garner
, who plays Ross, starred in Polaroid's TV commercials in the 70s and 80s. See more
When the private jet takes off from Charlie Brown Airport, Atlanta (now Fulton County Airport) with only the dog on board (at around 33min into the film), the runway is clearly marked "12L". There is no such runway at that airport (the three runways are 8/26, 14/32 and 9/27). In addition, the use of "L" indicates there is more than one runway with the same bearing, suggesting a larger airport. See more
[discussing the Premier cigarette failure
You're sure Ross it's that bad?
F. Ross Johnson
Trust me okay? We huffed and we puffed and we came up with a filtered Edsel. If I could I'd burn every last one of them except you can't even set fire to the fuckers.
Music by Geoff Levin
and Chris Many
Chappell Recorded Music Library See more