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The Wizard of Lies ()


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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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Bernie Madoff
Diana Henriques ...
Diana B. Henriques (as Diana B. Henriques)
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Andrew Madoff
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Mark Madoff
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Peter Madoff
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Eleanor Squillari
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Ruth Madoff
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Martin London
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Martin Flumenbaum
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Agent Cacioppi
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Agent Kang
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SEC Investigator
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Ike Sorkin (as Mark LaMura)
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Dan Horwitz (as Michael Goorjian)
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Nicole De Bello
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Frank DiPascali
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FBI Agent
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Annette Bongiorno
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BLM Secretary
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Stephanie Madoff
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Federal Officer (as Christopher LaPanta)
Colin Flynn ...
Head Caterer
Geoffrey Dawe ...
BLM Employee
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Catherine Hooper
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Caterer
Paul Eichel ...
Angry Investor
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NYPD Officer
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Madoff Neighbor
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Young Mother
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Daughter
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Salon Receptionist
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Pierre
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Young Daniel
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Widow
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Figure
Christina Brown Fisher ...
Hallucination Reporter
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Hallucination Reporter
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SEC Agent Ostrow
Paul Wells ...
Club Colette Jazz Band
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Club Colette Jazz Band
Mark Lopeman ...
Club Colette Jazz Band
Mark Shane ...
Club Colette Jazz Band
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Bob Jaffe
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Carl Shapiro
Bruce McCarty ...
Rick Jarvis
Matt Fischel ...
Jeffry Picower
Sydney Gayle ...
Emily Madoff
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Kenneth Langone
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Courthouse Reporter
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Courthouse Reporter
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Judge Denny Chin
David Oliver ...
Manhattan DOC Guard
Angel Santos Sr. ...
Correctional Officer
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Aggressive Reporter
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Audrey Madoff
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Audrey Madoff
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Reed Abend
David Little ...
Irving Picard
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David Sheehan
Ina Rosenthal ...
Miriam Siegman
Timothy Jerome ...
Burt Ross (as Tim Jerome)
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Mr. Fitzmaurice
Lisa Kron ...
Maureen Ebel
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Michael Schwartz
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Sheryl Weinstein
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Joan
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Picard Reporter
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Pinks
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Female Student (as Kim Wong)
Shivam Chopra ...
Male Student
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Trader (uncredited)
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Beach Party Goer (uncredited)
Marshall Axt ...
Palm Beach Party Guest (uncredited)
Peter Barkouras ...
U.S. Marshal (uncredited)
Jonathan Benevento ...
BLM Core #2 (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Sketch Artist (uncredited)
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17th Floor Office Worker (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Roger Brenner ...
NYC Taxi Driver (uncredited)
James Brickhouse ...
Visitor (uncredited)
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Palm Beach Party Guest (uncredited)
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Fashion Man (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
ToniAnn Carriere ...
Visitor (uncredited)
Giulia Cicciari ...
Girl in Pool (uncredited)
Giuseppe Cicciari ...
Boy in Pool (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Carol Commissiong ...
Correction Officer #2 (uncredited)
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Pool Kid (uncredited)
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Investor at Palm Beach Party (uncredited)
Avi Cyperstein ...
Photographer / Paparazzi (uncredited)
Charlene DeCicco ...
BLM Employee (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited)
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Court Stenographer (uncredited)
Eric Gaines ...
Inmate (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
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BB & B Employee (uncredited)
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Cab Driver (uncredited)
Marc A. Hermann ...
News Photographer (uncredited)
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BLM Employee (uncredited)
Mohammed Hossain ...
Waitstaff (uncredited)
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Boca Raton Driver (uncredited)
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Broker (uncredited)
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Club Codette Guest (uncredited)
Kenneth Kopolovicz ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Upscale Gala Guest (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Cindy Motz ...
Club Colette Guest (uncredited)
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Madoff Victim (uncredited)
Phil Oddo ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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U.S. Marshall (uncredited)
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Inmate Gonzales (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Hairdresser (uncredited)
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Ponzi Scheme Victim (uncredited)
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SEC & SIPC Agent (uncredited)
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Mike (uncredited)
Alisa Rose ...
Background - Hair Stylist (uncredited)
Robert Sage ...
Event Attendee (uncredited)
Michael Schwartz ...
BLM Employee (uncredited)
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Madoff Firm Employee (uncredited)
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FBI Agent Kane Partner (uncredited)
Guy Sparks ...
Florida Fisherman (uncredited)
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
Amory Walsh ...
Mary Thomajan (uncredited)
Javon Washington ...
U.S. Marshall (uncredited)
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News Photographer (uncredited)
Justin Michael Woods ...
Upper East Sider (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barry Levinson

Written by

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Sam Levinson ... (screenplay) and
John Burnham Schwartz ... (screenplay) and
Samuel Baum ... (screenplay)
 
Diana Henriques ... (book) (as Diana B. Henriques)
 
Laurie Sandell ... (book "Truth and Consequences")

Produced by

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Robert De Niro ... executive producer
Tom Fontana ... executive producer
Amy Herman ... co-producer
Joseph E. Iberti ... producer
Barry Levinson ... executive producer
Jane Rosenthal ... executive producer
Jason Sosnoff ... co-executive producer
Berry Welsh ... executive producer

Music by

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Evgueni Galperine
Sacha Galperine

Cinematography by

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Eigil Bryld

Film Editing by

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Ron Patane

Editorial Department

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Molle DeBartolo ... dailies operations manager
Joe Gawler ... senior colorist
Matthew Hawkins ... dailies producer
Melissa Kelly ... digital intermediate producer
Lisa Melodia ... post-production coordinator
Andrew Minogue ... dailies operator
Mike Selemon ... assistant editor
Kevin Vale ... senior digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Laurence Bennett

Art Direction by

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Ryan Palmer

Set Decoration by

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Heather Loeffler

Costume Design by

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Rita Ryack

Makeup Department

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Angelina Avallone ... key makeup artist
Tom Denier Jr. ... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Denir Jr.)
Carol Hemming ... hair designer: Ms. Pfeiffer
Lori Hicks ... makeup department head
Debbie Peiser ... key hair stylist
Jerry Popolis ... hair stylist: Mr. De Niro
Aaron F. Quarles ... hair department head
Ronnie Specter ... makeup artist: Ms. Pfeiffer
Carla White ... makeup artist: Mr. De Niro
Matthew W. Mungle ... prosthetic designer (uncredited)
Kim Simmons ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Amy Herman ... production manager
Matthew Shapiro ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lisa McPherson ... second assistant director: second unit
Jakub Porembski ... second second assistant director
Xanthus Valan ... second assistant director
Michele 'Shelley' Ziegler ... first assistant director (as Michele Ziegler)

Art Department

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Tiana Acevedo ... scenic industrial
Claire Austin-Kulat ... art department production assistant
Sophia Barrett ... buyer/set dresser: day player
Adam Brustein ... graphic artist
Raquel Cedar ... assistant property master
Marc Connor ... scenic foreman
Joe Coppola ... key on-set prop master
Bianca Siu Davies ... art department coordinator
Lauren Doner ... scenic chargeperson
Ana Katharina Dreschsler ... set decorating buyer
Robert S. Dressel ... greens
James J. Fenton ... assistant art director
Gerard Fiore ... key construction grip
Julia Garrison ... camera scenic
Ken Goodstein ... property master
Amanda Hagy ... scenic artist
Tiffany N. Johnson ... art department production assistant
Maddy Lederman ... set decorating buyer
Francis Maiorino ... greens coordinator
Vinny Mazzarella ... property master
Matthew Mazzola ... props
Zach Selter ... assistant property master
John Seubert ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Frank Di Maulo ... sound
Frank Graziadei ... boom operator
Matthew Haasch ... foley mixer
Larry Hoff ... sound mixer
Skip Lievsay ... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Igor Nikolic ... foley editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Jac Rubenstein ... dialogue editor
Lee Salevan ... sound recordist
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects editor
John St. Denis ... adr mixer
Jason Stasium ... pro tools playback mixer
Lidia Tamplenizza ... adr editor
Caleb Townsend ... assistant sound editor
Paul Urmson ... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Lawrence Zipf ... sound designer

Special Effects by

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Tom Denier Jr. ... special effects makeup

Visual Effects by

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Peter Amante ... flame artist: Phosphene
Josh Child ... compositor
Amy Christensen ... digital compositor
Joe Craig ... visual effects producer: phosphene
Kevin Michael Jones ... digital compositor
Ruudy Xiaoyu Liu ... visual effects artist
Christian Lowe ... digital compositor
Taylor Mondshein ... visual effects coordinator
Eddie Porter ... visual effects supervisor
Jarmila Seflova ... digital compositor
Tonya Smay ... digital compositor
Scott Winston ... technical director

Stunts

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Chris Cenatiempo ... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan ... stunt coordinator: Second Unit
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Derek Johnson ... stunt double: Gary Wilmes
Mariusz Kubicki ... stunt double: Alessandro Nivola
Victor Paguia ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Haffe Acosta ... loader
Johan Heurlin Aidt ... "b" camera operator / director of photography: splinter unit
John Alcantara ... best boy electric
Rebecca Arndt ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Blankenhorn ... still photographer
Gabriel Alicto Chavez ... grip
Pedro Corcega ... first assistant "c" camera
Michael DeRario ... additional loader
Jared Dubinski ... electrician
Robbie Frank ... camera loader
John Gatland ... Dolly Grip A camera
Charlie Grubbs ... gaffer
Adam Hall ... grip
Bjorn G. Jackson ... digital imaging technician
Charles Libin ... "a" camera operator
Kevin Lowry ... key grip
Ben Noftzger ... additional second assistant camera
Christopher Patrikis ... film loader
Vincent Pierce ... bestboy grip
August Popkin ... rigging electrician
Rob Riccobono ... electrician
Patrick Shelby ... grip rigger
Pierson Silver ... libra head operator
Peter Westervelt ... additional film loader

Animation Department

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Tim Van Horn ... animator

Casting Department

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Heather Comer ... extras casting director
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Susanne Scheel ... casting associate
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yelda Gurkan Altalef ... costume pa
Kristine Bellerud ... set costumer
Lindsey C. Brush ... costume shopper
Monika Darby ... set costumer
Sandi Figueroa ... costumer: Ms. Pfeiffer
Suzie Ford ... costume pa
David Grevengoed ... lead tailor
Meghann Plummer ... costumer
Kevin Ritter ... costume supervisor
Razor Rocco Rizzotti ... wardrobe (as Razor Rizzotti)
Monica Ruiz-Ziegler ... costumer: Mr. De Niro (as Monica Ruiz Ziegler)
Michael Santulli ... costume coordinator
Richard Schurkamp ... assistant costume designer
Rose Wells ... key costumer
Richard A. Zimmer ... key costumer

Location Management

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Bill Ahern ... assistant location manager
Malcolm Alston ... assistant location manager
Andrew D. Cooke ... location manager
Cory Fliehs ... location scout
Samson Jacobson ... location scout
Jennifer Mary Mears ... locations scout
Ali A. Rashti ... location assistant
Julie Solomon ... location scout/coordinator
Jake Spongberg ... location assistant

Music Department

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Jennifer L. Dunnington ... music editor
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor (as Evyen J Klean)
Stewart Lerman ... music producer
Janet Lopez ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael A. Capotosto ... driver: transport facilities
James Fanning ... transportation captain
Joe Luizzi ... transportation

Other crew

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Joan Altman ... production accountant
Kory Banning ... production assistant
Delaney Buffett ... production assistant
Richard Cline ... production assistant
Gina Crane ... product placement coordinator (as Gina M. Crane)
Stephani DeLuca ... assistant production coordinator
Michael Dondero ... production secretary
Ben Egan ... set assistant: Mr. De Niro
Lucas Field ... production assistant
Phoebe Fisher ... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Matthew Galeon ... production assistant
Tara Grace ... production executive
Deirdre Horgan ... script supervisor
Michael Kaplan ... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Isaac Katz ... assistant: Mr. Welsh
Kim Krafsky ... animal wrangler
Alexander Mager ... production assistant
Francesca M. Mannix ... production coordinator
Niamh McKeever ... production assistant
Mike Mee ... production assistant
Jeffery Michaels ... production assistant
Samantha Miller ... assistant: Mr. Iberti
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
John Morgan ... production assistant
Maryana Nikolin ... production assistant
Nellie Norden ... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Jason Ortiz ... production assistant
Chris Patterson ... production assistant
Spencer Pesce ... key production assistant
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Kerry Roberts ... payroll: accountant
Gary Rotter ... production assistant
Sandy Rustin ... voice: Loopers Unlimited
Joe Saulino ... production assistant
Amber M. Sherman ... production assistant
Guy Sparks ... stand-in
Miriam Tielmann ... assistant: Michelle Pfeiffer
Shane Tunney ... production assistant
Katherine Wernet ... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Michael TJ Williams ... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Alexandra Winogora ... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Stephani DeLuca ... script coordinator (uncredited)
Arman Hovsepian ... clearance researcher (uncredited)
Andrea Smith ... global director of motion picture logistics: Altour Travel (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Only those you trust can truly betray you. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The Wizard of Lies - Das Lügengenie (Germany)
  • O Mago das Mentiras (Brazil)
  • Лжец, Великий и Ужасный (Russia)
  • Arcyoszust (Poland)
  • Wizard of Lies (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 133 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In order to prepare for her role, Michelle Pfeiffer spent some time with the real Ruth Madoff. See more »
Goofs When Mark Madoff's wife checks her phone the morning of his suicide, she has 4 messages from him. She opens the first two, which are dated December 11, 2010. However, the screen showing the list of text messages has all 4 of them dated 9/30/2015. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tina Fey/Alessandro Nivola/Dirty Projectors feat. DAWN (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Winter Wonderland See more »
Quotes Ruth Madoff: Fuck you, you asshole. I'm in Florida.
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