7.2/10
1,949
13 user 42 critic

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 July 2017 (UK)
Trailer
1:40 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director:

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Strong Island (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, ... See full summary »

Director: Yance Ford
Stars: Yance Ford, Harvey Walker, Kevin Myers
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen
Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud
Edith+Eddie (2017)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Director: Laura Checkoway
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A brilliant but tortured 56-year-old artist channels her depression and anxiety into her work.

Director: Frank Stiefel
Stars: Tom Wudl
Knife Skills (2017)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Lennon
Heroin(e) II (2017)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three women fight to break the cycle one life at a time.

Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Stars: Jan Rader, Patricia Keller, Necia Freeman
Icarus I (2017)
Documentary | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel
Stars: Thomas Bach, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel
Garden Party (2017)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, and 4 more credits »
Faces Places (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda
Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.

Directors: Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
Stars: Albert Birney
Traffic Stop (2017)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Traffic Stop tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalated into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Reed Van Dyk
Stars: Shinelle Azoroh, John Brockus, Michael Brown
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Neil Barofsky ... Himself
Ti-Hua Chang ... Herself
... Herself
Justin Deas ... Himself
Jiayang Fan ... Himself
Roman Fuzaylov ... Himself
Polly Greenberg ... Herself - Chief, D.A.'s Major Economic Crimes Bureau
Linda Hall ... Herself
Don Lee ... Himself
David Lindorff ... Himself
Kevin Puvalowski ... Himself
Megan Rork ... Himself
Mindy Shi ... Himself
Chanterelle Sung ... Herself
Heather Sung ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 2017 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Abacus: Pequeno o Bastante Para Condenar  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,528, 19 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,621, 14 July 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve James' first Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, following notable omissions like "Hoop Dreams" and "Life, Itself". See more »

Quotes

Himself - Founder, Abacus Federal Savings Bank: Abacus, you know, is the Chinese calculator. China Regards abacus as a national treasure. So we say we'll name the bank Abacus.
See more »

Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very well done, must watch.
12 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

UNBELIEVABLE! I have never written a review but feel compelled to by the emotional response and anger this documentary has stirred. It is a well-done documentary, and I guess I am just shocked by its content.

I have studied the 2008 financial crisis extensively. I had no idea this happened. The US government and the New York DA's office should be absolutely ashamed. The fact that this happened makes me disappointed in my government. Part of me is holding some hope that the documentary is extremely biased and one sided (though I do not believe this is true). It makes me physically ill to think that the large financial institutions such as Citi Group, Bank of America, JP Morgan, etc., got away with what they did in causing the financial crisis and our government spent its resources persecuting this small family run community bank. Unbelievable.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial