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The Wizard of Lies (2017)

TV-MA | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 20 May 2017
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Sam Levinson (screenplay), John Burnham Schwartz (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Bernie Madoff
Diana Henriques Diana Henriques ... Diana B. Henriques (as Diana B. Henriques)
Nathan Darrow ... Andrew Madoff
Alessandro Nivola ... Mark Madoff
Michael Kostroff ... Peter Madoff
Kathrine Narducci ... Eleanor Squillari
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Ruth Madoff
Steve Coulter ... Martin London
David Lipman ... Martin Flumenbaum
Kelly AuCoin ... Agent Cacioppi
Don Castro ... Agent Kang
Amanda Warren ... SEC Investigator
Mark La Mura ... Ike Sorkin (as Mark LaMura)
Michael A. Goorjian ... Dan Horwitz (as Michael Goorjian)
Sophie von Haselberg ... Nicole De Bello
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

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Only those you trust can truly betray you.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

HBO

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wizard of Lies See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer appeared in Stardust (2007), New Year's Eve (2011), and The Family (2013). See more »

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The prosthetic nose on Robert De Niro is very noticeable in some close ups. The coloring is streaky and off, the edges can be seen, and the texture isn't right. See more »

Quotes

Mark Madoff: How could you do this?
Bernie Madoff: I just couldn't stop it...
Mark Madoff: Bullshit.
Bernie Madoff: It got bigger and bigger and i just wouldn't stop it.
Mark Madoff: Bullshit.
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Big Noise from Winnetka
Written by Ray Bauduc, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart & Gil Rodin
Performed by The Club Colette Jazz Band
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Prepare yourself
24 May 2017 | by Brave_TraveIorSee all my reviews

Some reviews argue that it should have been a mini series but I argue the opposite, this is perfection! To add would only dilute it. Yes, your left pleading for more but that's not because it's left unsatisfactory. No, it's because during the entire film, you're absolutely riveted and captivated! People, this is Barry Levinsons film, headed by De Niro and Michelle Pheifer! Levinson is a genius at his craft as are the formers. This film is bleak and at times depressing but I promise you never for a second not so engaged in it! De Niro becomes Madoff physically even the way he walks. The cast is incredible. Finally De Niro immersed himself into a character that can portray his craft. This is one vehicle, the cast-directing-editing, that sums up to make a masterpiece! This is by far the most captivating, engaging, riveting movie I've seen this year by far! Do yourself a favor and watch this immediately!


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