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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.

Director:

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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in August 2001. See more »

Connections

Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Everyday
Written by Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Dull and Bland!
16 June 2008 | by mark-brattSee all my reviews

Perhaps its because i don't really know anything about the stock market and my ignorance in that area relates to how much i enjoyed the film, maybe if i knew anything about stocks i would have enjoyed the film as much as some of the other people who have commented...but i didn't. I am a fan of josh hartnett and thought the acting was good i just don't think he and the rest of the cast had anything to work with. Perhaps if there was more information about there struggling company as well as more general background info i would have spent less time staring blankly at the wall and more time staring at the film.

i wouldn't recommend this film to someone like me who knows nothing about wall street but then again i wouldn't recommend this even if you worked on wall street, without more background i think this film has greatly reduced its target audience which could have been potentially every one to a small percentage.


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