Margin Call

Margin Call

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Director: J.C. Chandor

Cast: J.C. Chandor, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons

     
 

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Investment-firm analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) uncovers sensitive information that could easily plunge the entire business into peril, inadvertently destroying the lives and careers of his colleagues in this tense thriller set during the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Over the course of the next 24 hours, Sullivan realizes

Overview

Investment-firm analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) uncovers sensitive information that could easily plunge the entire business into peril, inadvertently destroying the lives and careers of his colleagues in this tense thriller set during the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Over the course of the next 24 hours, Sullivan realizes that the decisions he makes will not only affect the employees of the firm, but the lives of everyday Americans from coast to coast as well. Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, and Paul Bettany co-star.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/20/2011
UPC:
0031398147022
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
1,026

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and producer feature commentary ; "Revolving Door": Making Margin Call ; "Missed Calls": Moments with cast and crew; "From the Deck": Photo gallery ; Deleted scenes with optional commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Sam Rogers
Paul Bettany Will Emerson
Jeremy Irons John Tuld
Zachary Quinto Peter Sullivan
Penn Badgley Seth Bregman
Simon Baker Jared Cohen
Mary McDonnell Mary Rogers
Demi Moore Sarah Robertson
Stanley Tucci Eric Dale

Technical Credits
J.C. Chandor Director,Screenwriter
Robert Ogden Barnum Producer
Pete Beaudreau Editor
Michael Benaroya Producer
Joshua Blum Executive Producer
Tiffany Little Canfield Casting
Michael Corso Executive Producer
Kirk D'Amico Executive Producer
Frank G. de Marco Cinematographer
Neal Dodson Producer
Caroline Duncan Costumes/Costume Designer
Cassian Elwes Executive Producer
Rose Ganguzza Executive Producer
Anna Gerb Co-producer
Anthony Gudas Executive Producer
Joe Jenckes Producer
Nathan Larson Score Composer
Randy Manis Executive Producer
Corey Moosa Producer
John Paino Production Designer
Zachary Quinto Producer
Laura Rister Executive Producer
Bernie Telsey Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Margin Call
1. Opening Titles [7:13]
2. Bad Luck [7:34]
3. The File [5:36]
4. Something Huge [5:44]
5. Second Opinion [5:52]
6. Under the Rug [7:08]
7. Exposed [6:45]
8. The Music Stops [9:47]
9. Sence of Comfort [6:38]
10. Sacrifice [3:46]
11. The Long Way Home [7:42]
12. Mercy Killing [7:09]
13. Facing the Music [4:59]
14. Shifting Ground [6:55]
15. Fire Sale [10:04]
16. End Credits [3:58]

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Margin Call 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GinaK More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting film about a subject and a type of business not often explored.
poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
In light of what has happened in the last three years, it seemed inevitable that Hollywood would eventually get around to making at least one movie dealing with the financial scandals of 2008 that almost pushed the worldwide economy into the abyss. "Margin Call" is the first fictional film to deal with that topic and it's a dramatic whopper. Featuring an all-star cast, "Margin Call" is also the directorial debut of J. C. Chandor and the movie freely borrows from several scandals during that time, most of which were covered brilliantly in the Oscar-winning documentary, "Inside Job". The movie takes place in a fictionalized New York investment bank. When an employee is fired, he hands over his UBS port to a young, up-and-coming Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto), who is told to "be careful". When Sullivan looks at this computer file, he discovers a horrible secret that unfolds into a potential scandal which could erupt in 36 hours. Soon, everyone is brought to the table to discuss what may happen, including John Fuld (Jeremy Irons), the CEO, who tells his employees to sell off their worthless assets before anyone finds out they are worthless. To tell you more, of course, would be telling. However, it should be mentioned that this drama doesn't play any favorites and its less-than-tidy climax leaves the viewer angry and bewildered. Chandor did a fantastic job with this story and the cast is superb. Especially Zachary Quinto, who sees the immorality in what his firm has done but seems as helpless as anyone to stop it. There are some familiar faces here, too, such as Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci, who is excellent as the fired employee. However, the best performance is by Jeremy Irons, as the chilly, ruthless CEO who tells his employees there are three ways to get ahead: be first, be smart or cheat. Irons' performance here makes you realize that he is the living embodiment of the great London stage actors, particuarly Lawrence Olivier, whom he is a strong reminder of. This is clearly a modern-day horror story but in this case, the monsters are bankers and stockbrokers and their victims are the unaware and unsuspecting public who will pay for their misdeeds. Seems that any resemblance to any slimy financial traders is purely intentional. Whether you agree with the Occupy Wall Streeters or not, this is a must-see film whose message of unbridled, reckless greed speakers louder with the passing of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago