Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

Director: Penelope Spheeris, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth, Christian Kane

Cast: Penelope Spheeris, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth, Christian Kane

     
 
Based on Brian Cruver's first-person book, Anatomy of Greed, this strident TV movie chronicles the rise and fall of the notorious Houston-based Enron Corporation in the early years of the 21st century. The film is related from the perspective of Cruver himself (played by Christian Kane), here depicted as a brilliant but naïve young trader who, after being hired

Overview

Based on Brian Cruver's first-person book, Anatomy of Greed, this strident TV movie chronicles the rise and fall of the notorious Houston-based Enron Corporation in the early years of the 21st century. The film is related from the perspective of Cruver himself (played by Christian Kane), here depicted as a brilliant but naïve young trader who, after being hired by Enron, was dazzled and seduced by the company's "get rich quick by whatever means necessary" credo. The obscenely extravagant "Enron Culture" (represented by endless office parties and nubile young ladies) was built upon the backs of the company's stockholders and lower-echelon employees -- and, when everything inevitably crashed and burned in the spring of 2002, it was the "little people" who suffered the most. Although several real-life personalities are portrayed in the film, among them Enron CEO Ken Lay (played Mike Farrell), executive Jeff Skilling (Jon Ted Wynne), and conscience-stricken whistleblower Sherron Watkins (Jan Skene), many of the characters are composites, chief among them the mysterious, sinister Enron higher-up "Mister Blue" (Brian Dennehy), whose primary function is to spout blatantly mercenary exposition. Due to budget restraints, The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron was filmed not in Houston but in Canada; and thanks to copyright restrictions, the company's famous "slanted E" logo is considerably altered onscreen. The film made its CBS debut on January 5, 2003.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2007
UPC:
0096009411091
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Echo Bridge
Time:
1:24:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Dennehy Mr. Blue
Shannon Elizabeth Courtney Cruver
Christian Kane Brian Kruver
Cameron Bancroft Jim Duffy
Nancy Sakovich Liz Perry
Mike Farrell Ken Lay
Jonas Chernick Bernie Bickers
Jon Ted Wynne Jeff Skilling
Jan Skene Sherron Watkins
Paul Christie Andrew Tillman
Larissa Gomes Anna-Marie
Aleks Paunovic Lazarri
Rick Skene Ranch Foreman
Edgar Governo Enron Employee

Technical Credits
Penelope Spheeris Director
Brad Chiet Score Composer
Robert Greenwald Executive Producer
Peter Jamison Production Designer
Wendy Kurtzman Casting
Stephen Mazur Teleplay
Robert F. Phillips Producer
Deanne Rohde Art Director
Robert Seaman Cinematographer
Alys Shanti Executive Producer
Deborah Zeitman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Unshredded Truth About Enron
1. No Rules [5:07]
2. Welcome to Enron [6:36]
3. Make Some Money [6:17]
4. No Limits [4:50]
5. Highly Qualified [5:11]
6. Full Disclosure [6:21]
7. Earnings Report [6:19]
8. Skilling Resigns [4:18]
9. Everybody Wins [5:58]
10. Fastow's Fast Fall [6:36]
11. Time Apart [4:21]
12. The Bad Guys [7:17]
13. Making Changes [5:08]
14. One Less Victim [4:40]
15. The Last Time [5:40]

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