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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)

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The rise and fall of the Enron company, as seen from the perspective of employee Brian Cruver, based on his book.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writers:

Brian Cruver (book), Stephen Mazur (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Kane ... Brian Cruver
Shannon Elizabeth ... Courtney
Cameron Bancroft ... Duffy
Nancy Anne Sakovich Nancy Anne Sakovich ... Liz Perry (as Nancy Sakovich)
Natalie Brown ... Amber St. Pierre (Miss April)
Aleks Paunovic ... Lazarri
Jonathan Higgins ... Greg McLainey
Mike Farrell ... Kenneth Lay
Brian Dennehy ... Mr. Blue
Jon Ted Wynne ... Jeff Skilling
Paul Christie Paul Christie ... Andrew Tillman
Tom Keenan Tom Keenan ... Allen Flemming
Larissa Gomes ... Anna-Marie
Jennifer Hill ... Miss August
Steven Ratzlaff ... Welling
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Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver discovers he's just a pawn in a failing game of corporate greed--one that made the rich richer...while the rest lost everything. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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The Rich Got Richer, The Rest Lost Everything. See more »

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Brian Cruver: And as I left Enron for the last time, I recalled the words of Abraham Lincoln. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
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More Than I Deserve
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The ultimate in corporate greed.
11 September 2003 | by triple8See all my reviews

I had heard so much about the Enron scandel and was interested to see the movie about the in depth scandel of this crooked company that put money abouve the welfare of human beings.

The true story is itself an utter outrage and watching the movie I felt it did capture, at least the feeling of what it was like to be an enron employee and it also managed to convey the idealistic dreams so many had going into the company. It is HARD for me to review this movie for the very reason that I just don't know how accurate and true to life it was. I never worked for Enron or knew anyone who did but I have known people who were motivated by little more then greed in life-still I don't know why there was a love story gone wrong plot going on as well, I don't even know if the main character in this movie actually existed.

And though the movie did show a typical working day in an Enron employee's life I would have liked it to go into more depth about the ramifications of what happened and how it effected so manys' lives in really tragic ways. Of coarse we all know the story but I'd perhaps have liked to see interviews with REAL Enron employees, these incredible people who put so much of their lives into their work and were hurt so badly by individuals whose only motive was money. It is sad, it is tragic and even though I'm not sure about the accuracy of anything about the movie, it was so fast paced and involving, my attention WAS held almost automatically by the movie in general(it's the only movie I've seen on the Enron scandel and it keeps you watching). But I still think some things should have been different and rather then this one guy's relationship with his wife, the movie should have had real life interviews. The movie touched me but something tells me the real life ramifications of the Enron scandel were about quintuple what the movie showed. I would also have liked to have seen what the law was doing to punish the people responsible for this and how some of the people who lost so much were doing now.


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Language:

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Release Date:

5 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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A Verdadeira História de uma Fraude See more »

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