A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.


Alex Gibney


Alex Gibney
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Abramoff ... Self - Lobbyist (archive footage)
Melanie Sloan Melanie Sloan ... Self - Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Nina Easton ... Self - Author, Gang of Four
Dana Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher ... Self - Representative, California
Thomas Frank ... Self - Author, The Wrecking Crew
J. Michael Waller J. Michael Waller ... Self - Director, Institute of World Politics
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Self - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Grover Norquist ... Self - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Jonas Savimbi Jonas Savimbi ... Self - UNITA Rebel Leader, Angola (archive footage)
Lewis E. Lehrman Lewis E. Lehrman ... Self - Financier, The Democratic International (archive footage) (as Lewis Lehrman)
Neil Volz Neil Volz ... Self - Former Chief of Staff to Rep. Bob Ney
Bob Ney Bob Ney ... Self - Representative, Ohio
Susan Schmidt Susan Schmidt ... Self - Former Reporter, The Washington Post
Robert G. Kaiser Robert G. Kaiser ... Self - Author, So Damn Much Money
Peter Fitzgerald Peter Fitzgerald ... Self - Senator, Illinois


A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

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The dramatic cinema movie Casino Jack (2010) and the feature film documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010), which were both pictures about the same subject, both actually debuted and premiered in the same year of 2010. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Abramoff: [in an e-mail message to Alex Gibney] Why would you want to make a documentary? No one watches documentaries. You should make an action film!
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Doesn't have the staying power
9 January 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Alex Gibney knows how to make a documentary. Like good documentaries, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" is educational and informative. Unlike great documentaries, it is neither emotionally-resonating nor interesting.

This film lacked anything to get me invested in it. The opening, introducing me to Jack Abramoff and all the players, was well researched and potentially interesting but very dry. Although I didn't find it enthralling, explosive or hilarious, I thought it could have been important but it doesn't have the timing that the more popular documentaries have.

"Casino Jack and the United States of Money" is good for documentary-lovers, but it doesn't have the staying power that a well told story should have.

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January 2010 (USA) See more »

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