6 user 13 critic

Boom Bust Boom (2015)

1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Terry Jones guides us through the history and the nature of the economic boom-bust cycle and why people repeatedly ignore it to their sorrow.


Terry Jones (co-writer), Theo Kocken (co-writer)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox
Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

May 1917. Sixteen year old Indiana Jones joins an international trio of spies plotting against their German counterparts in the neutral city of Barcelona. After his old acquaintance Pablo ... See full summary »

Directors: Terry Jones, Robert Young
Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Tim McInnerny, Amanda Ooms
Four Horsemen (2012)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ashcroft
Stars: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar
Documentary | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Directors: Terry Jones, Elaine Shepherd
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Documentary | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

Directors: Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle


Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Jones ... Himself - Presenter
George Magnus George Magnus ... Himself - Economist & Author
Robert Shiller Robert Shiller ... Himself - Nobel Prize Winner, Economic Sciences (as Robert J. Shiller)
Zvi Bodie Zvi Bodie ... Himself - Professor of Management
John Cusack ... Himself - Actor & Writer
Andy Haldane Andy Haldane ... Himself - Chief Economist of the Bank of England
Laurie Santos Laurie Santos ... Herself - Associate Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science
Willem Buiter ... Himself - Bank of England's Monetary Police Committee
Dirk Bezemer Dirk Bezemer ... Himself - Associate Professor of Economics (as Dirk J. Bezemer)
Steve Keen Steve Keen ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Paul Mason Paul Mason ... Himself - Channel 4 News Economics Editor
James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith ... Himself - Professor of Government
Randall Wray Randall Wray ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Nathan Tankus Nathan Tankus ... Himself - Associate to Institute of New Economic Thinking
Lucy Prebble Lucy Prebble ... Herself - Author, ENRON


Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


G | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Boom Bust Boom | Official website | See more »


Netherlands | UK | USA



Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom Bust Boom Bust Boom - Your Part in Ruining the Economy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bland for economists could be fun and helpful for others.
19 April 2016 | by paulrsavoieSee all my reviews

It was an enjoyable hour but by no means was it groundbreaking. For someone who is not intimately acquainted with economics Boom Bust Boom could be an enjoyable lighthearted crash course in the 2008 recession and a few other basic economic theories/concepts. For economists and anyone studying economics, such as myself, the film is lacking any kind of in depth discussion of the finer details relating to the 2008 recession and does not really tell you anything that you do not already know about the recession and the field of economics. It relies almost entirely on quotes and discussion by some notable, and some not notable, economists and academics. I can only recall a few actual data points being used, such as the size of the government bailouts paid to failing banks. So, Boom Bust Boom should not be taken as a serious economic analysis, it gives you the quick and dirty outline of the 2008 recession and the crisis tendency of capitalism but does not go much further.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed