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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.

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Miller
... Ellen Miller
... Det. Michael Bryer
... Brooke Miller
... Julie Côte
... Jimmy Grant
... Syd Felder
... Gavin Briar
... James Mayfield
... Chris Vogler
... Jeffrey Greenberg
... Det. Mills
... Earl Monroe
... A.D.A. Ray Deferlito
... Judge Rittenband
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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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Power is the best alibi.

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Drama | Thriller

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

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14 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mentiras mortales  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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A Stern Marling audit report is mentioned in the movie, perhaps a reference to the actress Brit Marling who plays Robert Miller's daughter in the film. See more »

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When Julie is talking with Robert in her room, her belt is first buckled right to left, then a few seconds later it is buckled left to right. See more »

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

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Just One More Chance
Performed by Billie Holiday, Ray Ellis and Orchestra
Lyrics by Sam Coslow and Music by Arthur Johnston
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A bit simplistic, but nevertheless a good movie
14 October 2012 | by See 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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