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Con Man (2018)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 2 March 2018 (USA)
The story of Barry Minkow, a young charismatic business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top.

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Bruce Caulk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Jack Saxon
Justin Baldoni ... Barry Minkow
Talia Shire ... Carol Minkow
Mark Hamill ... Robert Minkow
Gianni Russo ... Derek Lewis
Elisabeth Röhm ... Lisa Minkow (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Michael Nouri ... Uncle Joe
Barry Minkow Barry Minkow ... Barry Minkow
Ving Rhames ... Peanut
James Caan ... Agent Gamble
Michael O'Hearn ... Mr. Green
Blake Berris ... Young Mike (as Blake Barris)
Kelly Noonan ... Reporter #1
Ragan Wallake ... Aida
Gavin Houston ... Hulking Jock
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The story of Barry Minkow, a young charismatic business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top.

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Talia Shire and Gianni Russo played husband and wife Connie and Carlo in The Godfather (1972) with James Caan as Sonny Corleone. See more »

Goofs

There are grammatical and spellings errors throughout the newspaper articles shown during the montage that begins 9 minutes in. See more »

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Stepping Out
written by Sharynlee Van De Bovenkamp
performed by SharynLee Van De Bovenkamp
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Not being gritty ruins the film
25 March 2018 | by Sober-FriendSee all my reviews

This film subject is a great film to explore but the film fails on many levels! One thing is the fact the fact the real life subject plays himself. (Never a good idea). Also the film also is "Too Bright". The colors or over saturated. The is a crime story. Also the screenplay doesn't cover what happened to many of the people that helped Barry create his con.

In case you don't know the story Con Man is the real life story of Barry Jay Minkow, a son, businessman, fraud buster, actor, pastor... and felon. Born in 1967, Barry Minkow went on to set up a highly successful carpet cleaning company but was imprisoned in 1988 for one of the world's largest investment and accounting frauds through a Ponzi scheme..

This case is so interesting that I am positive another film will get made. I am sure it will be better than this attempt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Insomnia Media Group See more »
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