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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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:

Anyone who can get out, get out right now. 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

Jodie Foster was originally supposed to play opposite George Clooney in The Peacemaker (1997). See more »

Goofs

At about 23:00, when Kyle puts the gun to Lee's head, the trigger is pulled all the way back, but the hammer has not dropped. The safety is not engaged (the safety switch is horizontal, not slightly up-angled into the slide catch notch). I suspect this is a modified "prop" gun. Still.....if it is supposed to be a real gun, the scene is factually incorrect. But, I am open to correction. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.6 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Da Da Da
Written by Dan Nakamura (as Daniel Nakamura) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Performed by Got a Girl (as Got A Girl)
Courtesy of Bulk Recordings
Under license from Atlas Music Publishing
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A great film that says allot about society
27 May 2016 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

I have wanted to see this film ever since I saw the trailer and I got my chance today and I really do think this is a great film. The premise sees a host of a financial expert show get held by gunpoint by an investor with a grudge. George clooney plays the host lee gates and does a great job in this film. He is his usual charismatic self in this film but there is also depth to him in this film as he tries to live and tries to truly find out what is going on. Julia Roberts plays the director in his ear who is trying to calm the situation down and she does a great job too because you learn allot about her character from this situation that she has been put in and her chemistry with clooney is really good especially since they don't actually share allot of screen time. Jack o connell plays kyle the antagonist in the film and he is probably the most surprising performance because he is fantastic in this film. You see the anger pouring out of him because of one bad decision he made but you feel sorry for him because he is human and everybody makes mistakes and even though he is probably doing the wrong thing you kind of understand why he is doing it. All the other supporting characters do a decent but unspectacular job in their roles. The story of the conflict between clooney and o connell really drives this film and you feel the intensity of the situation just build and build as the film grows. However, the film spends a decent amount of its time focused on events outside the tense situation and it just doesn't feel as important or thrilling especially as the characters just aren't as interesting. The script has great dramatic moments and dialogue involved in it which sells it as this intense thriller. It also has some fun humour in the film that surprisingly works for the film. The style of the main story is great with the right amount of intensity mixed with humour and character development. However, the pacing is a little off with the other plot lines where you end up not caring about a quarter of the movie. Overall this is a great film that if your a fan of thrillers you owe yourself to see.


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