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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.

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writers:

Jamie Linden (screenplay), Alan DiFiore (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Lee Gates
Julia Roberts ... Patty Fenn
Jack O'Connell ... Kyle Budwell
Dominic West ... Walt Camby
Caitriona Balfe ... Diane Lester
Giancarlo Esposito ... Captain Powell
Christopher Denham ... Ron Sprecher
Lenny Venito ... Lenny (The Cameraman)
Chris Bauer ... Lt. Nelson
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Avery Goodloe CFO
Emily Meade ... Molly
Condola Rashad ... Bree (The Assistant)
Aaron Yoo ... Won Joon
Carsey Walker Jr. Carsey Walker Jr. ... Tech Sam
Grant Rosenmeyer ... 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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Taglines:

#FollowTheMoney See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean | Icelandic

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El maestro del dinero See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Patty is in the van with the computer tech, they try to figure out what "Mambo" might mean. While searching online, the tech suggests "Mambo Italiano", a song by George Clooney's aunt, Rosemary Clooney. See more »

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It's unlikely that the commissioner would have been on sight throughout the whole time. The commissioners are supposed to run the day-to-day work at the station. Not to be involved on the field. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Features Just Cause 3 (2015) See more »

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What Makes The World Go Round? (MONEY!)
Written by Dan Nakamura (as Daniel Nakamura) and Del (as Teren Delvon Jones)
Produced by Dan Nakamura (as Dan The Automator)
Performed by Dan Nakamura (as Dan The Automator) featuring Del (as Del The Funky Homosapien)
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Worst movie that George Clooney was ever part of.
28 August 2016 | by Sudarshan RaoSee all my reviews

This movie is about Wall Street. The ostentatious hedge fund guys wearing 1000$ suits, traveling in their G-5s and at the same time fooling the public and robbing their money by employing "High Frequency Trading".

The premise of this story is entirely laughable. There is a "Black Swan" event in the financial markets. People lose a lot of their money and one disgruntled nincompoop, amateur investor goes bonkers and takes financial studio hostage. Stitching together complicated terms such as High Frequency Trading, Dark pools, mathematical anomalies etc. this film gives an entirely inaccurate view of how money is lost in the stock markets, I'm no expert myself but this isn't how that works.

The story line is just full of holes, plain banal and just regurgitates popular sentiment about how Wall Street or hedge funds dupe money out of investors.

The acting is sadly isn't that great. Would've expected more out of Clooney and Roberts. On top of it the story line doesn't help their case as well. I actually am writing this review with the movie playing in the background. I just want to get it over with, my earphones are on and am simultaneously writing this scathing review. The only thing worth watching in this movie is - Caitriona Balfe. Real pretty and easy on the eyes. Nothing much apart from her.

I highly recommend that you don't watch this bullshit and save yourself the trouble.


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