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August (2008)

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August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Austin Chick

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Hartnett ... Tom Sterling
Naomie Harris ... Sarrah
Adam Scott ... Joshua Sterling
Robin Tunney ... Melanie Hanson
Andre Royo ... Dylan Gottschalk
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Morela Sterling
Laila Robins ... Ottmar Peevo
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Nancy Sterling
Alan Cox ... Barton
David Bowie ... Cyrus Ogilvie
Rip Torn ... David Sterling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremy Bobb ... Suit #3 (Mason Neuberger)
Jason Calacanis Jason Calacanis ... Himself
Joie Chen Joie Chen ... Newscaster (voice)
Athena Currey Athena Currey ... Girl in Bathroom
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Storyline

Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It's gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side. It's August, 2001, less than a month before they can sell their shares and, perhaps, make lots of money. But the company is running out of cash, its main client is stalling, and share values are falling. For Tom to maintain the firm's appearance, he must find cash: investors could rescue him, but at a high cost of his potential wealth and company control. Tom goes to his brother for a loan. At the same time, an old flame, Sarrah, comes back to the city. Can Tom hold things together, bravura and all? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A New York story of grand ambition and flawed genius. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2009 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

August See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,092, 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,762, 20 July 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in August 2001. See more »

Connections

Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

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Five
Written by Andrew Barlow, Lou Rhodes (as Louise Rhodes)
Performed by Lamb
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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a reflection of that time
5 January 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

the detractors of this movie kept looking for a beginning - middle - and end to this story (in my opinion). that's not what it's about! the story continues today.

after watching this story i was most taken by the mystery of it all. it starts then ends and the in-between comes across as vacuous and self indulgent - and isn't that what the dot com bubble was all about? no where in the entire film is "Landshark" actually explained as to what it does. the developers do not really explain it and above all the employees seem lost as to exactly what their duties are!! and in that is the clue to this movie.

it's about the grasp for fortune & fame built on a foundation that no one really understood - the internet! a quick road to cash as long as you presented yourself as if you knew what you are talking about easy cash came your way. even the elderly David bowie character fell for it but didn't care for the hartnett characters lifestyle. appearance is everything substance doesn't count.

i liked this flick and will watch it again! beautifully photographed and acted - it's a thinking persons movie so don't expect the story to be handed to you.


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