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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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The Movie You Can't Afford To Miss See more »

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Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seven Hills, Necada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,024, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$58,304, 22 April 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Elizabeth Warren: Have you seen the new card that they're talking about putting out now-where you can get a credit card against your pension account, so that, when you go and charge it, it automatically, if you don't pay, will be withdrawn from the money you've put aside for your retirement? This is one more way that we're trying to string together with chewing gum and bailing wire to keep the American family looking like it's afloat long after it is really sunk with debt.
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Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
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An excellent and thought provoking film about the rising problem of debt in America
16 March 2006 | by heypachSee all my reviews

This film is excellent! I believe everyone must see it! The way it was cut/edited and the brilliance of the way it was shot is amazing and phenomenal! The filmmakers really knew what they were doing in filming this movie and getting behind such a fantastic idea! It is a must see for anyone in America, it can help you better understand our nations rising debt, and It is impossible after seeing this film to not think about the way you spend your money and play your bills. I say thank you James Scurlock, John Aaron Aaeseng, and Alexis Spraic for making this film! I give it a big Woot Woot! Thank you again for making such a thought provoking and amazing film... It has changed my life and I'm sure the lives of many. Wonderful job! and Amazing work of art!


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