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
F. Ross Johnson
You know the only number that means anything at all to me; one hundred and forty thousand. You know what that is Charlie? That's the exact number of people that bake and pack and ship and truck for us and the more this company winds up costing whoever winds up buying it the more those people are going to get the axe. That's all that's on my mind right now, not any of this macho bullshit that's got everybody slamming their dicks on the table.
Music by Geoff Levin
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