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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.

Director:

Meera Menon

Writers:

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

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Cast

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 ... 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

Genres:

Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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This is the first female-driven Wall Street film. See more »

Goofs

Right before the IPO, there is a scene where Erin Manning is looking in the mirror at her pregnant belly and conceals it with a long, loose-fitting top. However, in all subsequent scenes, she's wearing tailor fitted blouses and shows no signs of being pregnant. 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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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Mad Man Blues
Written by Erick Jordan
Performed by The Rosewood Thieves
Courtesy of The Rosewood Thieves
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It's a men's club or women's, but jobs are done in the same way.
14 December 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

It's a woman oriented financial film drama directed by a woman filmmaker. That makes it empowered by women. On the perspective it was my first experience, so I think it could be the only of its kind. It is not as bad as it looks, those who liked financial related films like 'Margin Call', 'The Big Short', 'Glengarry Glen Ross' et cetera would enjoy it as well. This film stayed true to its title, so that's what you are going to expect, but nothing a bit more than that.

There are unexpected turns in the narration. Particularly the characters, that too the females. It is about the commitment and trust in the colleagues. No matter what you do, the company always judges you by your result. The pace might look slow, but it gets better in the latter half. The film turned into kind of thriller and ended with a little drag, though satisfying.

Anna Gunn was so good and looks like we have here another talented woman director Meera Menon. This film did not get as popular as its counterpart on the same theme, I mean men's Wall Street thriller. But somewhat I liked it and seems a sequel is not a bad idea, after how this story had ended. Finally, this is for the selected viewers, so those who are from the outside of its bandwidth won't end watching it happy, hence the film will lose its rating, but not the quality.

6/10


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Country:

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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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