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Inside Job (2010)

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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director:

Charles Ferguson

Writers:

Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Gylfi Zoega ... Self - Professor of Economics, University of Iceland
Andri Snær Magnason ... Self - Writer & Filmmaker
Sigridur Benediktsdottir ... Self - Special Investigative Committee, Icelandic Parliament
Paul Volcker ... Self - Former Federal Reserve Chairman
Dominique Strauss-Kahn ... Self - Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
George Soros ... Self - Chairman, Soros Fund Management
Barney Frank ... Self - Chairman, Financial Services Committee
David McCormick ... Self - Under Secretary of the Treasury, Bush Administration
Scott Talbott ... Self - Chief Lobbyist, Financial Services Roundtable
Andrew Sheng ... Self - Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission
Hsien Loong Lee ... Self - Prime Minister, Singapore
Christine Lagarde ... Self - Finance Minister, France
Gillian Tett ... Self - U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times
Nouriel Roubini ... Self - Professor, NYU Business School
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Storyline

'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China. Written by Anonymous

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The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs, and their homes. This is how it happened. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an unusual pairing of supporter and subject matter, Jeffrey Lurie - owner of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles franchise - was one of this Oscar-winning documentary's executive producers. See more »

Goofs

The first time Dominique Strauss-Khan's name is shown, it is misspelled. 'Dominique' is written 'Dominque', and 'Strauss-Kahn' is written 'Straus-Kahn'. See more »

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title card: The presidents of Harvard University and Columbia University refused to comment on academic conflicts of interest. - Both declined to be interviewed for this film.
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Alternate Versions

When broadcast in the UK on BBC TV (as part of it's Storyville documentary strand) in December 2011, on-screen dates of the speakers' positions were updated, notably Dominique Strauss-Kahn who resigned from the IMF in May 2011. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Written by Ben Goldwasser & Andrew VanWyngarden
Performed by MGMT
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's a Wall Street Government.

There is no possible way that all of the contributors to the financial meltdown can get adequate attention in a two-hour documentary. There were many factors involved, and some get short shrift in the film to focus on what would be easily comprehensible by most viewers, and, one can safely assume, to fit the biases of the producers, director, writers, etc. It's their movie, after all, and no documentary can avoid the bias trap. None that I have seen anyway.

Think of the film as a departure point. If one is really interested, they will dig deeper into the question through other documentaries and books on the subject. There will be plenty in the years ahead. More evidence will come to light, and more questions will be answered.

Let it be said that this film will make you angry. It will also make you a more informed individual and a better citizen.

It is not easy to get through two hours of discussion on why the financial meltdown occurred, but this film is probably the most painless way to do it. and it did it very well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,649, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$4,312,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,871,522
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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