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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 18 March 2019 (USA)
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The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

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Alex Gibney

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Alex Gibney
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Gibney ... Self - Interviewer (voice)
Elizabeth Holmes ... Self - CEO and Founder of Theranos (archive footage)
Dan Ariely ... Self - Behavioral Economist
Roger Parloff ... Self - Fortune
Ken Auletta ... Self - The New Yorker
Erika Cheung ... Self - Lab Associate
Cheryl Gafner ... Self - Receptionist
Dave Philippides ... Self (as Dave Philippide)
Douglas Matje ... Self - Biochemist
Ryan Wistort ... Self - Research & Development
Tony Nugent ... Self - Vice President, Product Development
Phyllis Gardner ... Self - Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Channing Robertson ... Self - Theranos Advisor
Don Lucas ... Self - Investor
Tim Draper ... Self - Investor
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The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

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The film's producer met with Elizabeth Holmes early in development, before criminal charges were filed, to determine whether she could be interviewed for the film. Ultimately the director decided he wanted to portray how Holmes carefully crafted Theranos and her own image to be seen by the public, up until the story unraveled. Accordingly, aside from brief footage from her deposition, all footage of Holmes seen in the film is from archival material from before she was charged, most of it her own commissioned promotional video for Theranos. Alex Gibney remarked "She made the documentary she wanted me to invest in and I used it to a different purpose." See more »

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U Can't Touch This
Written by M.C. Hammer (as Stanley Kirk Burrell), Rick James & Alonzo Miller
Performed by M.C. Hammer
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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NOT SO MUCH AN INVENTOR BUT A BENDER OF TRUTH...!
15 April 2019 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

Currently airing on HBO, this film by master documentarian Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie/Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the pervasive 'fake it till you make it' ethos which much of the dotcom enterprises have undertaken in order to gain funding for their big idea even though sometimes, as in this doc's case, there is no product delivered at the end of the day. Elizabeth Holmes wanted to create a revolutionary device which by using a person's blood (from a finger prick) could examine & determine any maladies or characteristics for medical use at a fraction of what the big labs charge today. Not having any successfully manufactured tangible device to use, the results of the initial tests performed on patients were skewed & problematic even though Walgreen's had bought into their new tech setting up wellness centers in Arizona before rolling them out nationwide. Aligning herself w/big money & hopeful investors, Holmes, along w/her partner & significant other, continued to ratchet up the success of their non-existent product to the public much to the chagrin of employees who knew the truth all along & eventually whistleblowed the entire scheme to the press. A worthy case of believing in the product rather than the producer is made when we see avarice & arrogance go hand in hand to a potentially devastating result.


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