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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

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

While Naomi meets with her boss and he announces he is retiring, he plays with a Jenga tower. The blocks on the Jenga tower change configurations several times. 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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Mad Man Blues
Written by Erick Jordan
Performed by The Rosewood Thieves
Courtesy of The Rosewood Thieves
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Pedestrian
8 December 2016 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

As though intended to fulfill a quota this film comes out and delivers a reasonable facsimile of a financial drama, yet the reason it falters so obviously is it lacks any sense of purpose, other than to offer women in the roles.

The product is a dull walk-through of corporate and financial egomaniacs who bluster without menace. It's all been seen before. Financial films are an oddity; like sports movies, they are all much more boring than the real thing. Read the financial media and the daily news is more exciting and riskier than anything served up on the screen.

The real fault of this film is that it conveys a sense of worthiness: to address a deficit in female portraits in finance and the result is a stewed bland boiled pudding. If the intention was polemical, a monograph might have been better. The story-line of the cop who uses a honey-trap to gain information is risible and quite terrible screen writing. The attempts at ruthless wit are limp and even if the overall story is stale, a rewrite by a writer who wrote attacking, sharp dialog would have covered up the other terrible blemishes in the script.

The editing and directing doesn't hand this any favors either: clunk, clunk it goes, until the very end.


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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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