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Maxed Out (2006)

Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (original title)
Unrated | | Documentary | 10 March 2006 (USA)
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering ... See full summary »

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James D. Scurlock

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beth Naef Beth Naef ... Herself
Mike Hudson Mike Hudson ... Himself
Louis C.K. ... Himself
Catherine Brown Catherine Brown ... Herself
John Brown John Brown ... Himself
Robin Leach ... Himself
Luke McCabe Luke McCabe ... Himself
Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey ... Himself
Chris Barrett ... Himself
Elizabeth Warren ... Herself
Brandie Broersma Brandie Broersma ... Herself
Will Broersma Will Broersma ... Himself
Bud Hibbs Bud Hibbs ... Himself
Janne O'Donnell Janne O'Donnell ... Herself
Mark Mumma Mark Mumma ... Himself
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When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of individual and government debt. Maxed Out takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Sure, most of us may have that sinking feeling that something isn't quite right, but we're told not to worry. After all, there's always more credit! Maxed Out shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and tells us why the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer. By turns hilarious and profoundly disturbing, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us. Written by James Scurlock

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Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maxed Out: Our Credit See more »

Filming Locations:

Seven Hills, Necada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,024, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$58,829

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,829
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Dave Ramsey: We started with nothing, built up a portfolio of over four million dollars' worth of real estate by the time I was 26, lost it all. Because I was stupid. And so I've done stupid with zeroes on the end, I know what it looks like.
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Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Performed by The United States Airforce Concert Band
Published by the Department of Airforce
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Propaganda, however...
15 June 2008 | by PrimeCipherSee all my reviews

This movie is certainly propaganda, however it contains important thought-provoking information and therefore I recommend it. If you have a mind of your own and are capable of differentiating truth from partial truth from fiction you should watch this movie. The message you take from it may not be what the producers wanted but that's OK. We can use them as they're attempting (quite successfully from the looks of these comments) to use us. If anything good comes out of this movie it will be a close look at debt on every level - from individual to global - and if only a few people research and understand the most basic principles of economics as a result, well then the world is a better place.


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