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Money Monster (2016)

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Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lee Gates
... Patty Fenn
... Kyle Budwell
... Walt Camby
... Diane Lester
... Captain Powell
... Ron Sprecher
... Lenny (The Cameraman)
... Lt. Nelson
... Avery Goodloe CFO
... Molly
... Bree (The Assistant)
... Won Joon
Carsey Walker Jr. ... Tech Sam
... Tech Dave
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In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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On the air. Out of time. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence. | See all certifications »

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13 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El maestro del dinero  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,788,157, 15 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,012,075, 4 August 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,766,958, 4 August 2016
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For scheduling reasons, Julia Roberts and George Clooney didn't work together a lot in the movie. Roberts shot all of her scenes with green screen on the monitors her character constantly watches. See more »

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According to the dialogue, Kyle's hijacking of Lee's show happens four weeks after Friday, March 6, which would have to be 2015 because 3/6/16 is a Sunday. Thus, the main events of the film happen on Friday, April 3, 2015, but the stamp on Walt's passport has a date of March 31, 2016. See more »

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Lee Gates: Okay, here we go. Are you listening? Are you paying attention out there? Good. Because it's about to get complicated, so I'm gonna start out slow and make it nice and simple for you. You don't have a *clue* where your money is. See, once upon a time, you could walk into your bank, and they'd open a vault and point to a gold brick. Not anymore. Your money - that thing that you bust your ass for - it's nothing more than a few photons of energy traveling through a massive network of ...
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Brother Bones & His Shadows
Courtesy of Acrobat Licensing Limited
Trademark courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.
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Poor All Over
27 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

The movie sounded good upon description and even began in an enticing, if somewhat smart-mouthed, way. But it soon deteriorated. Mr. Clooney's acting was extremely uneven, ranging from cavalier to scared senseless to domineering--all in relatively short order and all unbelievable. Miss Roberts was one dimensional. Mr. O'Connell emoted a bit too much. Yet, the actors' shortcomings seemed primarily the result of Miss Jodie Foster's absent direction. She apparently let these big name stars do what they wanted to do. (They must have been signed for a small fortune.) Even Miss Foster may be partially forgiven as the script was terrible. Character actions and motivations were often just outright implausible. The whole movie gave a sense of a cheap, quickly done production more suited to the TV screen than to the theater.


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