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The Great Hack (2019)

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Brittany Kaiser ... Self - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica
David Carroll ... Self - Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
Paul-Olivier Dehaye ... Self - Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Ravi Naik ... Self - Data Rights Solicitor
Julian Wheatland ... Self - Former COO / CFO, Cambridge Analytica / SCL
Carole Cadwalladr ... Self - Investigative Journalist for The Guardian
Paul Hilder ... Self - Writer / Political Technologist
Christopher Wylie ... Self - Former Cambridge Analytica Employee and Whistleblower
Emma Graham-Harrison ... Self - International Affairs Correspondent, The Observer
Gill Phillips ... Self - Legal Counsel, The Guardian
Sarah Donaldson ... Self - Arts Editor, The Observer
Roger McNamee ... Self - Early Facebook Investor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asad Baig Asad Baig
Steve Bannon ... Self - Former Chief Executive, Trump Campaign (archive footage)
Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett ... Self (archive footage)


The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

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They Took Your Data. Then They Took Control.


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At the time of the release of this documentary, the 'case' of the main aggrieved party featured, Caroll, to find out the 'data' held on him, was - initially - successful (i.e. in Jan. 2019): so he - through his shown onscreen lawyer, Naik- actually 'won': but Caroll wanted more: viz. the source AND the basis of that revealed data held on him, that was used ('harvested') to create the behavioral predictions made (formatted) on him; plus the details of any parties with which that data had been shared - i.e. the curiosity to know how a "mass sentiment" change (as noted in the documentary) might be effected - but which failed (read, was frustrated) when Cambridge Analytica went into voluntary liquidation (administration), which curtails the case with no further defendant. See more »


Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica: [in front of committee of inquiry] I have been offered introductions to clients that I refused to meet with before, such as the Alternative for Germany and Marine Le Pen's campaign. I refused to even get on the phone call with them.
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Written by Arthur Baker (as Arthur Henry Baker), Rasmus Olle Hagg, Dan Lissvik (as Dan Anders Lissvk), Sebastian Maschat, Erlend Øye (as Erlend Otre Oeye), Marcin Tadeusz Oez, Brian Wilson (as Brian Douglas WIlson), Jamie XX (as James Thomas Smith), John Robie
Performed by Jamie XX (as Jamie xx)
By arrangement with Universal Music Publishing / Downtown Music Publishing
Courtesy of The Young Turks / Beggars Group
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Great show, many reviewers missed the point
27 July 2019 | by niallspillaneSee all my reviews

This film isn't about who won, it's how they won, it's not about who is using yiur data, it's the fact that they are. It's about data rights, not the right, not the left.....come on folks of IMDb you are cleverer than this. It's an important movie so watch it again.

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Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA See more »

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