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Equity (2016)

R | | Drama | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption.

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Meera Menon

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Sarah Megan Thomas (story by), Alysia Reiner (story by) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Gunn ... Naomi Bishop
James Purefoy ... Michael Connor
Sarah Megan Thomas ... Erin Manning
Alysia Reiner ... Samantha Ryan
Samuel Roukin ... Ed
Craig Bierko ... Benji Akers
Nate Corddry ... Cory
Nick Gehlfuss ... Gabe
Carrie Preston ... Compliance Officer Abby
Tracie Thoms ... Melanie
Lee Tergesen ... Randall
James Naughton ... John
Roe Hartrampf Roe Hartrampf ... Teddy
Kyle Beltran ... Bill
David Alan Basche ... Ian
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Storyline

Naomi Bishop is an investment banker determined to overcome a previous stain to her professional reputation, which is a challenge in the male dominated financial sector she works in. As Naomi in that spirit makes her move managing a burgeoning new tech IPO, she has to endure not only the condescension of her colleagues, but also her imperious client even as troubling new developments cloud the venture's future. Against that, the probing of a college friend turned Federal investment law prosecutor and the conniving of her double-dealing boyfriend seem to be manageable complications, until a betrayal by a trusted colleague threatens to ruin everything. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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On Wall Street, all players are not created equal

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Trivia

All scenes shot with Bloomberg TV reporters were shot at Bloomberg, using real Bloomberg anchors, producers, directors and crew. All of those scenes were the first scenes shot for the movie even though those news scenes span the entire film. See more »

Goofs

Set in San Francisco and Silicon Valley California, coffee cups from Dunkin Donuts and Utz potato chip bags are seen. These products are available east of the Mississippi and reflect the movie's filming location of Philadelphia PA. See more »

Quotes

Michael Connor: You know what's weird about the whole privacy thing?
Naomi Bishop: What?
Michael Connor: Half the world is paranoid and the other half's password is "password."
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Connections

References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Greatest Unknown
Written by Marchelle Bradanini
Performed by Pony Boy
Courtesy of Cosmic Thing Records
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This was pitiful
4 December 2016 | by eurofreemanSee all my reviews

Not sure why this movie was so bad. Perhaps the slow pace and the enforced slow dialogue. Perhaps the bad acting. In either or both cases this movie should be given a wide berth. I loved Anna Gunn in Breaking bad, in fact she was instrumental in it's popularity but I watched a different actress here. Her interpretation in this 'Wall St' type movie was simply awful. Totally unbelievable. I always turn off movies when the leading lady has either Botoxed lips or stupidly unreal white teeth, for some reason I can't take it serious from that point on. So many women in the industry feel the need to wreck their natural looks. Anyhow, back to the movie, I dare anyone to watch Gunn's on-screen divorced husband acting out a serious scene and avoid breaking out into laughter at his facial expressions. Again terrible acting. This movie could have been interesting but the casting director had lost his marbles. The writing was drawn out and laboured with far too many close up 'still life' moments. Take heed, it's valuable time you are wasting if you labour through this stuff.


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Language:

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Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,434, 31 July 2016

Gross USA:

$1,605,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,672,306
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