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The Deal (2005)

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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Harvey Kahn

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Ruth Epstein

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Tom Hanson
Selma Blair ... Abbey Gallagher
Robert Loggia ... Jared Tolson
Colm Feore ... Hank Weiss
Angie Harmon ... Anna
John Heard ... Professor Roseman
Kevin Tighe ... John Cortland
Philip Granger ... Jerome Halliday
Françoise Yip ... Janice Long
Jim Thorburn ... Shane Waller
Paul McGillion ... Richard Kester
Christine Lippa Christine Lippa ... Lucy Rahlston
Jennifer Clement ... Sara Kester
Mike Dopud ... Theo Gorbov
Vyacheslav Vinnik Vyacheslav Vinnik ... Nicholai Chernoff (as Viacheslav Vinnik)
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Taglines:

The world is at war. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Myriad Pictures | Official site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El acuerdo See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[from trailer]
Abbey Gallagher: What if there was no oil?
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Connections

References Wall Street (1987) See more »

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You're The One For Me
Written and Performed by Joe Lervold
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Important film, richly complex yet entertaining
18 June 2005 | by bakossiSee all my reviews

I saw The Deal last night in Chicago. It's a dense film, with a lot of oil industry insider stuff, but very entertaining, and a really important film for people to see, given the path we're headed down in our country. Thought Selma Blair was terrific--best I've ever seen her. Robert Loggia, Colm Feore (my first time seeing him) great, too. Could have done without Angie Harmon, and would have liked the ending to extend out a bit further. I'd also have liked for there to be more intrusion of the reality of the $6/gallon world at war (which is the backdrop of the film) into the story--think that would have added even more punch--but none of that will knock a star off my rating, given the crap I've seen this summer so far--it's actually a 20 star by comparison. I guess I should say something about some of the negative critical reviews of the film. All I can conclude is that these folks are either lazy or overworked. In my experience, a lot of them have highly recommended films recently that are just garbage compared to The Deal. I guess the justification is supposed to be that these other films are "good escapes," but you know what? People already spend too much time in this country "escaping" instead of paying attention, and that's why we're in the mess that we're in. The Deal makes it fun to pay attention.


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