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Margin Call (2011)

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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Director:

J.C. Chandor

Writer:

J.C. Chandor
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Sam Rogers
Paul Bettany ... Will Emerson
Jeremy Irons ... John Tuld
Zachary Quinto ... Peter Sullivan
Penn Badgley ... Seth Bregman
Simon Baker ... Jared Cohen
Mary McDonnell ... Mary Rogers
Demi Moore ... Sarah Robertson
Stanley Tucci ... Eric Dale
Aasif Mandvi ... Ramesh Shah
Ashley Williams ... Heather Burke
Susan Blackwell ... Lauren Bratberg
Maria Dizzia ... Executive Assistant
Jimmy Palumbo ... Security Guard
Al Sapienza ... Louis Carmelo
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Storyline

A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) was originally offered to Sir Ben Kingsley, but due to other projects, he couldn't play the role. Billy Crudup and Tim Robbins were also interested in taking parts, but had to refuse, due to other obligations. See more »

Goofs

When Heather Burke (Ashley Williams) asks Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci) to go for the firing interview, he walks ahead. When they arrive at the end of the short corridor, she is ahead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seth Bregman: Just like that? Jesus Christ! Are they going to do it right here?
Will Emerson: You guys ever been through this before?
Seth Bregman: No.
Will Emerson: It's best to keep your head down and ignore it. Keep your head down and go back to work.
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Crazy Credits

Several names are listed as the "Jeremy Irons Visa Miracle Team" who were able to get Irons into the US to film his scenes in New York City. See more »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) See more »

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Wolves
Performed by Phosphorescent (as Phosphorescent)
Written by Phosphorescent
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Well made
17 September 2019 | by SnigBhaumikSee all my reviews

Not a money guy myself, I was initially jittery about watching this one fearing difficulty understanding it. However, quite pleasantly the movie is built so smoothly and without much Wall Street sort of jargon, it was pretty easy watch.

And gladly, it made me have a peak show to those institutions who control our financial lives throughout. The casts, the acting are top notch. Only the dialogs were enough to build, mount and keep the tension level high. Go for it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Margin Call See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$561,906, 23 October 2011

Gross USA:

$5,354,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,504,039
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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