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Chasing Madoff (2010)

Unrated | | Documentary | 26 August 2011 (USA)
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A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

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Jeff Prosserman

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Harry Markopolos ... Himself - Interviewee
Frank Casey Frank Casey ... Himself - Interviewee
Neil Chelo Neil Chelo ... Himself - Interviewee
Michael Ocrant Michael Ocrant ... Himself - Interviewee
Gaytri Kachroo Gaytri Kachroo ... Herself - Interviewee
Ronnie Sue Ambrosino Ronnie Sue Ambrosino ... Herself - Investor Interviewee
Domenic Ambrosino Domenic Ambrosino ... Himself - Investor Interviewee
Harry Bates Harry Bates ... Himself (as Sergeant Harry Bates)
Ellen Bernfeld Ellen Bernfeld ... Herself
Michael Devita Michael Devita ... Himself - Investor Interviewee (as Michael De Vita)
Elaine Drosos Elaine Drosos ... Herself
Maureen Ebel Maureen Ebel ... Herself
Cynthia Friedman Cynthia Friedman ... Herself - Investor Interviewee
Richard Friedman Richard Friedman ... Himself - Investor Interviewee
David Kotz David Kotz ... Himself
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The film includes interviews with Markopolos and fellow investigators Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Michael Ocrant, and Gaytri Kachroo over how they pursued and exposed Bernie Madoff and his elaborate ponzi scheme for bilking investors out of $50 billion. Written by Anonymous

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26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Could have been a LOT better
22 March 2017 | by whidbeydanielgSee all my reviews

The basic story was ripe for an excellent documentary. It was about how a small group of people tried warning others about Madoff. They failed, but not for lack of trying, and good for them for trying.

However, the documentary itself is far too dramatic. After awhile it was tiring to hear the small group tout itself as being extraordinarily brave. The main guy who stuck with it ended up looking as disturbed as Madoff--living in a paranoid fantasy world where his family was in constant danger.

It runs about an hour and a half. It would have been a very good 50-minute documentary. But it drags on and on, often not getting anywhere.

Too bad. It had a real story to tell.

Also missing is any investigative reporting, after the fact, about why the people who were alerted (looking at you SEC, Wall Street Journal) didn't act? We still don't know why from this documentary.


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