Billions (2016– )
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U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is tipped to a case of insider trading with links to billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, setting off a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and intensely personal.

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Neil Burger
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis ... Bobby Axelrod
Maggie Siff ... Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman ... Lara Axelrod
Toby Leonard Moore ... Bryan Connerty
David Costabile ... Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Condola Rashad ... Kate Sacker
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Chuck Rhoades, Sr.
Terry Kinney ... Hall
Glenn Fleshler ... Orrin Bach
Stephen Kunken ... Ari Spyros
Nathan Darrow ... Mick Danzig
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Bruno Capparelo (as Arthur Nascarella)
Deborah Rush ... Ellen Rhoades
Melissa Errico ... June Raichlein
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Chuck Rhoades, a powerful U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is tipped to a case of insider trading with links to billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. While it could be a career-defining case for Chuck, he must tread carefully, because his wife, Wendy, is the in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and Axe's key confidante. But a costly purchase by Axe gives Chuck the opening he needs, setting off a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and intensely personal. Written by SHOWTIME

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1 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) says to Bobby Axlerod, "There's a saying in baseball: towns fire managers. Owners just give them the bad news." Paul Giamatti's father, Angelo Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti, was commissioner of Major League Baseball from April 1989 until his death in September 1989. Although his tenure as commissioner was brief, he was commissioner during the most famous dismissal of a manager in baseball history: the decision to render Pete Rose as "permanently ineligible" from baseball because he was found to have bet on Major League games. In 2018, Paul Giamatti told the New York Times that, unlike his father, he actually doesn't care that much about baseball: "I'm not a big sports fan, but I like sports movies." See more »

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Bobby Axelrod: ...it's like Highlander. There can be only one.
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References Push (2009) See more »

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Fight to the finish between a proficient and killer US attorney and a 'Robinhood ,man of the masses' type wall street billionaire.
15 January 2016 | by shriyansh-tiwari99See all my reviews

Billions has a great cast with actors who appeared before in great TV shows like Band Of Brothers, John Adams, Sons Of Anarchy etc. The first episode itself has engaging plots,twists and turns and the show definitely has a new genre of Wall Street-Insider Trading-Stock Market- Law Enforcement type of a thing . The pilot looks very promising and is different from all those crime solving shows which solve new cases every episode and the storyline of its main character moves very slowly in the background.This show is about one side against the other where who is protagonist and who is antagonist would be tough to determine thus making it difficult for the viewers to decide to root for which side. The performance of actors is awesome as the show has star studded star cast and so is the screenplay and the writing. All in all definitely an interesting and different option for viewers this winter and i think its a must watch show at least for this opening season


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