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In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

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Jared Vennett
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Lewis Ranieri
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Fund Manager
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Lewis Bond Trader
Harold Gervais ...
Lewis Bond Trader
Maria Frangos ...
Exotic Dancer
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Michael Burry
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Analyst
Bernard Hocke ...
Coach
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Michael Burry's Mom
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Michael Burry's Dad
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Young Michael Burry
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Paul Baum
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Therapy Businessman
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Therapy Businessman
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Mark Baum
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Therapist
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Burry's Analyst
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Lawrence Fields
Ingrid Steed ...
Lawrence Fields' Assistant
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Goldman Sachs Sales Rep (Lucy)
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Rabbi
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Mark Baum's Mom
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Cynthia Baum
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Man Stealing Cab
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Goldman Sachs Quant (Deeb)
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Deutsche Sales Rep
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Deutsche Sales Rep
Ryan Broussard ...
Trader at Night Club
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Kathy Tao
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Danny Moses
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Porter Collins
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Vinny Daniel
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Jared's Assistant (Chris)
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Ted Jiang
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Anthony Bourdain
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Charlie Geller
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Jamie Shipley
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Banker at Goldman Sachs (as Joseph Brooks)
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B of A Lobby Security
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Ben Rickert
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Tattooed Renter
Cayden Arthur Miscally ...
Tattooed Man's Son
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Burry's Assistant
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Martin Blaine (as Wayne Pere)
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Real Estate Agent
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Real Estate Agent
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Mortgage Broker
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Mortgage Broker
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Florida Strip Club Dancer
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Noah (as Ilan Srulovicz)
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Georgia Hale
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Rich Bear Rep (Matt)
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Second Bear Rep (as Blaine Kern)
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Option One CEO
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Evie
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Merrill Lynch Rep
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Doug from Goldman Sachs
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Montage Lehman Rep
Jason Bayle ...
Montage Goldman Sachs Rep
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Mr. Chau
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Richard Thaler
Sophie Lee ...
Woman in Glasses
Michael Aaron Santos ...
Businessman at Casino
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Guy in Game Jersey
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Woman at Casino
James Yeargain ...
Fields' Lawyer
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Casey
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Front Point Receptionist
Michael Brooks ...
Angry Guy on the Phone
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Diner Waitress
Robyn Wholey ...
Spin Class Instructor
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Pub Goer
Peter Anderson ...
Pub Goer
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Deutsche Auditorium Host
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Bruce Miller
Michael Kives ...
Banker in Deutsche Auditorium
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Lehman Executive
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Seminar Leader
Michael Joseph Varino ...
35 to 1 Guy
Joel Diggs ...
Cab Driver
Michael J. Stein ...
Banker 1979
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News Reporter
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Lehman Employee
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Michael Burry's Wife
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Nicolas Burry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deborah Alcorn ...
Hotel Guest / Business Professional (uncredited)
Dennis Alcorn ...
Bonds Trader (uncredited)
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Kisser (uncredited)
Andrea Vittoria Alvarado ...
Clothing Boutique Clerk (uncredited)
Sue-Lynn Ansari ...
Swimmer (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James Howard Askin ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Charlene Barr ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Woman at Party (uncredited)
Nazeema Bartek ...
Analyst / Silicon Valley Manager / International Traveller (uncredited)
Seth Barthelemy ...
Deutsche Sales Rep in VIP (uncredited)
Tony Beard ...
Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Manager (uncredited)
Eric Berris ...
Investment Banker (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Pilot / Analyst (uncredited)
Allen Bracken ...
Caesars Palace Manager (uncredited)
Shannon Brokaw ...
Deutsche Bank Rep (uncredited)
Christopher Terrell Brown ...
Restaurant Diner (New Orleans) / Banker (uncredited)
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Financial Planner (uncredited)
Tom Bui ...
Analyst (uncredited)
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Convention Banker (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Wall Street Journal Reporter (uncredited)
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Girl Kissing in Nightclub (uncredited)
David Michael Cefalu ...
Analysts (uncredited)
Ron Centanni ...
Realtor (uncredited)
Carl A. Chauvin ...
Trade Show Attendee / Investor (uncredited)
Jasmine Cheramie ...
Daughter (uncredited)
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Deutsche PR Person (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi ...
JP Morgan Employee (uncredited)
Timothy Cornelius ...
Yellow Hummer Driver (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Maverick (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Tim DeLaughter ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James Donald ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Saliyl Dotson ...
Lehman Executive (uncredited)
Micheal K. Douglas ...
Analyst (uncredited)
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Merrill Lynch Trader (uncredited)
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Casino High Roller Gambler (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Caesar's Palace Pool Girl (uncredited)
Brandon Fontenot ...
Analyst (uncredited)
Tahseen Ghauri ...
Miami Tourist (uncredited)
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Selena Gomez (uncredited)
Courtney Leigh Goodwin ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Scott Gray ...
Hedge Fund Manager (uncredited)
Joshua Guidry ...
Analysts (uncredited)
Christopher Gulas ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Scott Gulino ...
Swimmer (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ...
Business Man (uncredited)
Candice Harrison ...
Investor (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Dominique Hayes ...
Casino Patron / Pool Party goer (uncredited)
Kaylee Henderson ...
Analyst (uncredited)
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Banker In Club (uncredited)
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Club Dancer (uncredited)
Nick Hwang ...
Josh Medak - Banker (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ...
Blackjack player (uncredited)
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Bank of America Executive (uncredited)
Patrick Kearns ...
Casino Security (uncredited)
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Mortgage Broker (uncredited)
Jenny Lacey ...
Journalist (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Blackjack Player / Convention Delegate (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Convention Delegate / Strip Club Drunk / Blackjack Player (uncredited)
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Goldman Sachs Executive (uncredited)
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Front Point Receptionist (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Casino Security (uncredited)
Amanda Macon ...
Miami Tourist (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Ceasar's Palace Pool Girl (uncredited)
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Business Executive (uncredited)
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Banking Professional (uncredited)
Fernando Nava ...
Background (uncredited)
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Bond Trader (uncredited)
Ron M Patterson ...
Stage Hand (uncredited)
Robert Pekel ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
David Perks ...
Office worker (uncredited)
Hannah Jacole Powell-Yost ...
Nightclub Lady (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Bond Trader (uncredited)
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Margot Robbie (uncredited)
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Analyst / Investment Banker (uncredited)
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WAMU banker at casino (uncredited)
Robin Sarraille ...
Bond Trader (uncredited)
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Business Man (uncredited)
Jennifer Schindler ...
Assistant (uncredited)
Kristen Scott ...
Cocktail Waitress / Dancer (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Barclays Bank Professional (uncredited)
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Lehman Brothers Banker (uncredited)
Paul Sigrist ...
'Enya video' couple (uncredited)
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Sales Manager (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Anne Speed ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
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Seminar Greeter (uncredited)
Sean Stevens ...
Bond Trader (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
John Teal Jr. ...
Bond Trader (uncredited)
Jim Templar ...
Trader (uncredited)
Stefan Terrell ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Analyst (uncredited)
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Investor (uncredited)
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Investor (uncredited)
Bob Walker ...
Bond Trader (uncredited)
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Crying Lehmann Bros employee (uncredited)
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Banking Professional (uncredited)
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Banker / Airport Passenger (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jesse Yarborough ...
Mortgage Broker (uncredited)
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Fired Employee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Adam McKay ... (directed by)

Written by

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Charles Randolph ... (screenplay by) and
Adam McKay ... (screenplay by)
 
Michael Lewis ... (based upon the book by)

Produced by

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Dede Gardner ... producer (produced by)
Jeremy Kleiner ... producer (produced by)
Kevin J. Messick ... executive producer (as Kevin Messick)
Arnon Milchan ... producer (produced by)
Brad Pitt ... producer (produced by)
Louise Rosner ... executive producer (as Louise Rosner-Meyer)
Robyn Wholey ... co-producer

Music by

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Nicholas Britell ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Barry Ackroyd ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hank Corwin ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Liza D. Espinas ... additional editor
Dylan Firshein ... first assistant editor
Dustin Frost ... additional editor: End Title Sequence
Vanessa Galvez ... digital intermediate producer
Kimberly Huston ... visual effects editor
Thomas Kuo ... digital intermediate film scanner
Joel McWilliams ... digital colorist assistant
Stacy Moon ... post-production assistant
Stephen Nakamura ... colorist
Ken O'Keefe ... first assistant editor
Caitlin Thornton ... post-production coordinator
Tracy Jemison ... digital colorist assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kathy Driscoll ... (casting by) (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Francine Maisler ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Clayton Hartley

Art Direction by

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Elliott Glick ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Linda Lee Sutton ... (as Linda Sutton-Doll)

Costume Design by

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Susan Matheson

Makeup Department

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Lawrnell Bell-Rattler ... hair stylist
Michelle Diamantides ... key hair stylist
Julie Hewett ... makeup department head
Stacy Kelly ... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee ... hair department head
Louise McCarthy ... key makeup artist: New York
Sarah Stamp ... key hair stylist: New York
Ashley Treadaway ... makeup artist
Pamela S. Westmore ... key makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
Jillian Erickson ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Annabelle MacNeal ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alex Perrone ... wigmaker (uncredited)
Crystal Wells ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Teddy Au ... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor
Louise Rosner ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Amy Lauritsen ... second assistant director
Pamela Monroe ... second assistant director: reshoots
Josh Muzaffer ... second second assistant director: New York
Cali Pomes ... second second assistant director
Matt Rebenkoff ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Scott M. Anderson ... assistant property master
Chris Arnold ... set designer
Isidoro Avila ... set dresser
Mychael Bates ... property master
Joe Bergman ... leadman
Doug Bernard ... shop foreman
Ronald D. Castleberry ... painter
John B. Clarey III ... construction general foreman
Randall S. Coe ... construction coordinator
Matthew L. Crowson ... set dresser
Saul Cruthirds ... set dresser
Russell Culotta ... painter
Tiffany Eastin ... painter
Jann K. Engel ... lead set designer
Brigitte Faucheaux ... video graphics designer
Gregory T. Geniusz ... set dresser
Shelby Gillen ... set dresser
Michelle C. Harmon ... assistant art director
Harrison Hartley ... graphics designer
John Herbert ... painting supervisor
Tracy Morris Johnson ... buyer los angeles / set dressing buyer los angeles
Chris Kibler ... construction purchaser
Lisa Kutyreff ... set dec coordinator
Severin Lagarde ... set dresser
Ryan LeBlanc ... greensman
Kristin Lekki ... assistant art director
Twig Leveque ... assistant property master
K. Emily Levine ... art department coordinator
Janette Luttrell ... assistant property master
Steve Martemucci ... construction foreman
Carl Mastio ... greensman
Wright McFarland ... set designer
Henry McGee ... production assistant
Justin Meriwether ... set dresser
Telly Lee Ordoyne ... painter (as Telly Ordoyne)
Gerald Palone ... set dresser
Paul Pitalo ... on-set dresser
Miranda Sink ... prop assistant
Chere Theriot ... set decoration buyer

Sound Department

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Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor
Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Craig Botes ... dialogue editor
Andrew DeCristofaro ... sound designer
Dawn Fintor ... foley artist
Dustin Fleetwood ... sound utility
Eric Flickinger ... re-recording mix technician
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Tim Kimmel ... foley supervisor
Betsy Lindell ... boom operator
Brad Lokey ... sound utility: additional
Kim Maitland ... sound recordist: new york
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
John Morris ... sound effects editor
Stephen Muir ... foley recordist
Michael Payne ... sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Putz ... sound utility
Andy Stallabrass ... adr mixer
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Becky Sullivan ... supervising sound editor
Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin ... dialogue editor
Gayle Wesley ... first assistant sound editor
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson ... sound editor
David Wyman ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Donnie Dean ... special effects foreman
Michelle Dickson ... special effects coordinator
Drew Jiritano ... special effects coordinator
Justin Kane Miller ... special effects technician
Blumes Tracy ... special effects supervisor: additional photography
Juli Van Brown ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Scott Balkcom ... digital compositor
William Barkus ... compositor
Sumriti Bhogal ... production manager
Wayne Billheimer ... visual effects executive producer: ILM
Richard Bluff ... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Joe Ceballos ... associate visual effects supervisor: whiskytree
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Gus Duron ... digital opticals editor
Rebecca Forth ... technical support: ILM
Jonathan Harb ... executive producer
Drew Huntley ... digital compositor
Michael Kennen ... compositor: whiskytree
Sun Lee ... matte painter: Lola VFX
Paul Linden ... visual effects supervisor
Mare McIntosh ... visual effects producer: Lola VFX
Brian Meanley ... technical director: whiskytree
Juan Pablo Monroy ... visual effects artist
Ali Myers ... visual effects coordinator
Pierre Nahoum ... assistant technical director: whiskytree
Thomas Nittmann ... visual effects: Lola Visual Effects
Jeff Penick ... compositor: Lola VFX
John Polyson ... visual effects editor: Lola VFX
Jason Adam Schaefer ... compositor
Kristina Truong ... visual effects production assistant
Yuki Uehara ... digital compositor
Cliff Welsh ... digital compositor
Edson Williams ... visual effects: Lola Visual Effects
Kimberly Huston ... graphic artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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George B. Colucci Jr. ... stunts
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Chris J. Fanguy ... stunt coordinator
Steven A. Guerrero ... safety diver
Victor Paguia ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Place ... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Haffe Acosta ... second assistant camera: "b" camera - new york unit
Tristan Allen ... grip: New York
Tim Arasheben ... camera operator: 2nd / cinematographer: aerial unit (opening sequence)
Travis Barnhart ... electrician
Art Bartels ... key grip
Gerard Bartley ... best boy rigging electric
Tyler Bastianson ... camera pa
Jean-Paul Bernard ... grip
Tom Boyd ... underwater camera operator
Sidney Brisco ... electrician
Sharelle Brown ... grip rigger
Victor Brunette ... video playback
Jaap Buitendijk ... still photographer
Vincent Camuto Jr. ... key video playback operator: New York unit (as Vincent Camuto)
Patrick Capone ... additional photography
Ryan Chamberlain ... grip
Ross Citrin ... camera pa: new york unit / camera production assistant: new york unit
Justin Cooley ... second assistant camera: b camera
Larry Cottrill ... rigging gaffer
Rene Crusto ... grip
Andy Day ... gaffer: new york unit
Gregg de Domenico ... director of photography - NYC timelapse unit
Erik A. Erichsen ... lighting technician
Chris Fisher ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Furst ... video assist
John Gatland ... dolly grip: a camera: New York unit
Tonja Greenfield ... second assistant camera: a camera
Ted Gregg ... grip
Shane E. Gros ... dolly grip
Steven A. Guerrero ... a dolly grip
Kristopher Hardy ... first assistant photographer
John C. Hoffler Jr. ... additional second assistant camera
Zachary Holmes ... video playback supervisor
Renaldo Jackson ... electrician
Lonnie Kahoe ... dolly/crane grip
Samuel Kemp ... electrician
Chris Lombardozzi ... gennie operator: New York
Kevin Lowry ... key grip: New York unit
Kiya Maggio ... key rigging grip
Luis Martinez ... lighting technician
Daniel James McCabe ... lighting technician: new york unit (as Daniel McCabe)
Michael C. McCullough II ... video playback
Dan McKee ... film loader
Josh Medak ... camera operator: "b" camera
Markus Mentzer ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Blaise Miller ... lighting technician
Dayton Nietert ... gaffer
Ian O'Neill ... grip: New York Unit
Jesse Olivares ... video assist engineer: additional photography
Max Patrucco ... rigging grip: day player
Lewis 'Duck' Pieratt ... grip
Vincent Pierce ... best boy grip: NY Unit
Jonathan Plaeger ... bestboy rigging grip
Jesse Rushton ... assistant chief lighting technician
Adam Sudtell ... grip
Steven J. Winslow ... aerial camera technician
Louis Zlotowicz ... add'l lighting technician

Casting Department

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Ranjani Brow ... adr voice casting
Christina Colucci ... Pre-Production: Los Angeles
Tyler Fahringer ... extras casting: Los Angeles, Additional Photography
Charlotte Gale ... extras casting
Theresa Hernandez ... casting assistant
Ashley Lambert ... adr voice casting
Meagan Lewis ... casting: New Orleans
Jordana Sapiurka ... casting assistant
Seannon Stracener ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maura 'Maude' Cusick ... costumer
Lawrence Bell ... costumer: New York
Mignon Charvet ... additional stitcher
Megan Coates ... costume buyer
Meghan Cornay ... assistant costume designer
Minh Dang ... costume coordinator
Michelle M. Hebert ... costumer
Shannon Jantz ... truck costumer
Mustapha Mimis ... key set costumer
Rachael Ohman ... key costumer: New York
Jill Paz ... costume assistant
Elaine Perlmann ... assistant costume designer
Keishla Rivera-Estrada ... costume assistant: New York
Natasha Romanow ... set costumer
Lucia Shapiro ... costumer: new york unit
Emma Taylor Summerhayes ... background costumer
Jen Wasson ... key costumer
Beverley Woods ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Les Arceneaux ... key assistant location manager
Molly Cornyn ... location specialist for caesars entertainment
David Ferdig ... location manager
Ryan Ferguson ... assistant location manager: New York Unit
David Fields ... location assistant
Brady Flynn ... location assistant
Charlie French ... locations
Heather Hayward ... location scout
Michael Kriaris ... location manager new york
Lisa Latter ... location scout
Chad Peterson ... location assistant
Matthew Prisk ... location scout
Leonard Reynolds ... location manager
Win Riley ... locations scout
Marc Del Santro ... locations scout
Jeremy Edward Williamson ... location scout: New York Unit

Music Department

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Alex Acuna ... musician: latin percussion
Nicholas Britell ... musician: solo piano / orchestrator
John Cranfield ... assistant music engineer
John Finklea ... music editor
Dan Fornero ... musician: trumpet
Scott Healy ... musician: organ and piano
Steve Holtman ... musician: trombone
Paul Jackson Jr. ... musician: guitars
Wayne Kramer ... musician: guitars
Nick Lane ... musician: trombone
Trevor Lawrence Jr. ... musician: drums
Bob Leatherbarrow ... musician: vibraphone
Eric Marienthal ... musician: saxophones
Ray Montiero ... musician: trumpet
Joel C. Peskin ... musician: saxophones (as Joel Peskin)
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Thomas Vicari ... score mixer (as Tommy Vicari) / score recordist
Freddie Washington ... musician: electric bass
Booker White ... music preparation
Scott Wittenberg ... music coach: drums
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Charley Bob Burnham ... transportation coordinator
Fallon Johnson ... transportation
Tom Moore ... transportation captain
Roger Wooge ... driver
Christy Zeller ... transportation dispatcher

Other crew

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Alex Aaron ... accounting clerk
Kd Amond ... travel coordinator
Rachel Andrew ... production accountant (as Rachel Lax)
Colleen Cavanaugh Anthony ... archive producer
Chandler Barbee ... production assistant
Stacey Barber ... payroll accountant
Henry Bauer IV ... stand-in
Chelsea Bayles ... production assistant
Nicole Beaudoin ... assistant to executive in charge of production
Zachary Belgard ... stand-in: Stand In for Billy Slaughter
Andy Benavides ... set production assistant: NY
Dustin Bewley ... set production assistant
Russell Blanchard ... production assistant
Karessa Bowens ... technical support
Mike Brant ... production coordinator
Francie Brown ... dialect coach: Mr. Bale
Jennifer Brown ... set medic
T.J. Bryson ... production assistant
Johnny Callaway ... key set production assistant: las vegas, second unit
Robert Carey ... stand in: Jeremy Strong
Jessica Chamberlin ... additional production assistant (as Jessica Sanchez)
Morgan Clay ... production assistant (reshoots)
Emily Dahm ... stand-in
Trang Dang ... assistant production coordinator
Adam Davidson ... tech consultant
Philip DeVay ... second assistant accountant
David Farr ... payroll accountant: New York
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. ... key construction medic / set medic
Lindsey Fredieu ... production assistant
Jeff Galpin ... alligator wrangler / animal wrangler
Ed Gately ... assistant production coordinator: New York
Cate Hardman ... script supervisor
Billy Holman ... production assistant: new york unit
Jamie Horwitz ... first assistant accountant: ny unit
Jordan Jackson ... Key Locations Assistant
Anthony Keating ... paperwork production assistant: New York
Nazia Khan ... assistant: Mr. Pitt
John Lavis ... medic
Cary Lee ... key set production assistant: New York
Kevin Maier ... assistant: Mr. Carell
Jordan Mann ... production assistant
Marybeth Martin-Eck ... post accounting
Jonas C. Matz ... Safety
Nicki McCain ... Post Accountant
Donnie McCormick ... associate producer: titles
Peter McGrew ... key set production assistant
David Midgen ... titles producer
Taylor Newman ... set production assistant
Christina Oh ... assistant: Ms. Gardner
Scott Oliveira ... set production assistant
Lindsey M. Page ... payroll clerk (as Lindsay M. Page)
Jennifer Painter ... assistant: Mr. Gosling
Joshua Passons ... production assistant
Eric Price ... production assistant / stand-in
Christopher L. Robertson ... technical advisor
John Sanchez ... production coordinator
Samantha Sarakanti ... product placement coordinator
Bryan Schnitzer ... production coordinator: Caesars Entertainment
Ben Schoen ... end titles by
Kevin Shih ... assistant: Mr. Kleiner
Chloe Noel Smith ... additional production assistant (as Chloe Birkenmeyer)
Rory D. Smith ... key 2nd assistant accountant
Joanna Spears ... 1st Assistant Accountant
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
William H. Stewart Sr. ... Manager of Production Safety
Anna Swando ... set production assistant: New York
Sophia Tapia ... payroll accountant: reshoots
John Teal Jr. ... stand-in
Daryl Thibodaux ... stand-in
Michael Torhan ... set production assistant: New York
Jodi Tripi ... stock footage researcher
Mark Van Horne ... lab contact
Stephen Daniel Wayne ... additional set production assistant
Nicole Williams ... on-set assistant to producers
Aaron V. Williamson ... fitness trainer
Caitlin Winiarski ... assistant: Mr. Messick (as Caitlin Winarski)
Jon Wood ... production assistant
Tauren Wrate ... first assistant accountant
Daniel Armella ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessie Coblentz ... voice: multiple characters (uncredited)
Aliena Remborn ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kori Sparks ... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Big Short: Le casse du siècle (France)
  • La gran apuesta (Spain)
  • Le casse du siècle (Canada, French title)
  • Oklada stoljeca (Croatia)
  • Гра на пониження (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget $28,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,531,026, 23 Dec 2015
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $133,346,506

Did You Know?

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Trivia After Christian Bale met with the real Dr. Michael Burry, he asked to have Burry's cargo shorts and T-shirt, which he then wore in the movie. Bale later said he hoped Burry would make it to the film's L.A. premiere, "because I really want to sit next to him and see if he's going to punch me in the f****** face." See more »
Goofs In a scene set on January 11, 2007, people walk around New York City dressed in only suits and dresses, with no jackets, hats, or other cold weather gear. Later the same day, someone crosses the street wearing only shorts and a tee shirt. January 2007 was unseasonably warm in New York; the high temperature on January 7th was 72 degrees (22 Celsius). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Blood and Thunder See more »
Quotes Overheard at a Washington, D.C. bar: "Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."
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