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Arbitrage (2012)

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A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director:

Nicholas Jarecki
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Robert Miller
Susan Sarandon ... Ellen Miller
Tim Roth ... Det. Michael Bryer
Brit Marling ... Brooke Miller
Laetitia Casta ... Julie Côte
Nate Parker ... Jimmy Grant
Stuart Margolin ... Syd Felder
Chris Eigeman ... Gavin Briar
Graydon Carter ... James Mayfield
Bruce Altman ... Chris Vogler
Larry Pine ... Jeffrey Greenberg
Curtiss Cook ... Det. Mills
Reg E. Cathey ... Earl Monroe
Felix Solis ... A.D.A. Ray Deferlito
Tibor Feldman ... Judge Rittenband
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Storyline

Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert's personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

Power is the best alibi.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mentiras mortales See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,165, 16 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,918,283, 13 January 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Miller house used in this film is the same house that was used for Meryl Streep's character in the film The Devil Wears Prada (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Ellen is adjusting Robert's tie before the business dinner, the position of the knot in his tie changes repeatedly between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria Bartiromo: But you took a huge bet on the housing crisis in the middle of the biggest boom in housing anybody has ever seen. Why?
Robert Miller: I'm a child of the '50s. My father welded steel for the Navy, and my mother worked at the V.A. They lived through the Depression, Pearl Harbor, and the bomb. They didn't think that bad things might happen. They knew that bad things would happen.
Maria Bartiromo: Is that what's happening now?
Robert Miller: When I was a kid, my favorite teacher was Mr. James. Mr. James said world events all ...
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Crazy Credits

Van Cleef & Arpels, the French jewelry, watch, and perfume company is incorrectly shown as "Van Cleef & Aprels" in the credits roll. See more »


Soundtracks

My Foolish Heart
Performed by Robi Botos (piano), Morgan Childs (drums), Mike Downes (bass)
Produced by Scott Morin and Mixed and Engineered by Beetle Bailey (as John "Beetle" Bailey)
Written by Ned Washington & Victor Young
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Inc., © 1949, renewed, Patti Washington Music (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Catharine Hinen Music (ASCAP), Patti Washington Music (ASCAP) and Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Catharine Hinen Music is administered in the USA and Canada by Joma Music Group (as Joma Music Group, Inc.)
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A bit simplistic, but nevertheless a good movie
14 October 2012 | by chrisgilbeySee all my reviews

I read an interview with Richard Gere about this movie and saw that Susan Sarandon was in the same movie too and thought, "This has to be a good one..." It is OK, but its definitely not great. There is a lot of dramatic tension, but it seems like the script was dumbed down for the Hollywood mass market. Totally understand the rationale of the approach, but I think that, as a result, the movie fell short of being compelling.

When the English do this kind of movie, or the Europeans, what you get is dark tragic theatre. When the Americans try to do it, I think that they end up doing too much test marketing and as a result the movie suffers.

With the really serious depth of talent in the cast, you would have to think that there was much more that could have been put on the screen (and may have been on the cutting room floor for all I know).

There is one redeeming feature though. This movie does reveal a darkness, and offers a comment on the culture of today, of capitalism, of markets, of law etc... It doesn't pull any punches in that regard and that is a really good thing!


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