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Too Big To Fail DVD

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Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big To Fail offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.
A searing account of the 2008 Financial Crisis, Too Big to Fail, based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's bestselling book, provides an in-depth look at the intersection of Wall Street and Washington and how their decisions impact Main Street. Oscar« winning director Curtis Hanson creates an explosive drama capturing how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 98 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Brazilian
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Cast: William Hurt , James Woods , Paul Giamatti , Kathy Baker , Edward Asner , Cynthia Nixon , Ayad Akhtar , Amy Carlson , Erin Dilly , John Heard , Beau Baxter , Bill Pullman , Evan Handler , Matthew Modine , Tony Shalhoub , Dan Hedaya
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Timeline of a Crisis - And In-Depth Look at Pivotal Events That Impacted the Economic Crisis
  • Release Date: 2011

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6 Reviews
5.0

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HBOToo Big To Fail DVD
 
5.0

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  • Informative (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent look of the people involved

By Pam Coonhound Rescue

from Nineveh, In

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        Comments about this product:

        This will be a historical event that left global economies in tatters. I had read the book and found it quite interesting. This is a condensed version of those days leading to the 2008 finacial collapse but very well done.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best economic overview

        By gina

        from OH

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Informative

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          • Classroom

          Comments about this product:

          I watched this primarily for the amazing cast and I wanted to learn a bit more about the '08 crises. I have lost count how many times I've watched this movie. This movie provides a nice base for learning about banks the Federal Reserve and the housing market.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the best

          By Jim

          from Washington State

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Informative

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • In the classroom

          Comments about this product:

          I teach accounting at a community college. I plan on showing this film for every one of my classes. Although the movie is more about economics rather than accounting it shows how big business can affect the entire nation.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wish it was available now

          By Stacy B

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Informative
          • Unbiased

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            • Everyone should watch it
            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about this product:

            this film at the same time disgusted me, scared me, entertained me and informed me - the creative storytelling and unbiased view of what happened behind the scenes during a peak in the economic crisis of the USA was powerful! What struck me was how short-sighted all those involved were, making decisions that seem to be for quick wins versus root cause/long-term fixes. I hope politicians and financial gurus we rely on in the country watched this and learned what not to do. This is something everyone should watch to be better informed, to be able to ask better questions and hold our leaders accountable. I am a Republican and I thought it was unbiased and informative - unfortunately, it was what was happening and hopefully a learning experience NOT to be repeated. Thank you HBO for the insight and to the actors who portrayed the roles honestly!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Extremely well done!

            By Southern Lady Lawyer

            from NC

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Could feel their pain
            • Hurt was outstanding

            Cons

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              • Business gift

              Comments about this product:

              Once released, I intend to order a number of copies to give as gifts to business clients. This movie was entertaining, but its impact was because it really happened. You could feel the tension and the desire to avoid collapse. I greatly appreciated the movie pretty much slamming all the politicians and not blaming just one party. It made clear that the TARP funds were absolutely necessary to avoid a much worse disaster than was suffered.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mesmerizing! A "must" see.

              By Camilla

              from Salisbury, NC

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Pros

              • Absorbing
              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Historically Accurate
              • Informative
              • Original
              • Well cast

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                • Perfect Gift
                • Teens and older
                • Watch it with friends

                Comments about this product:

                This is totally absorbing. You will want to watch it more than once. It is all true and details the actual happenings of the economic crisis which has affected us all. It is like being a fly on the wall. You are given the inside scoop on how all the negotiations went down and you see how the power brokers we heard about in the news day after day reacted to the problems and what people like Paulson and Bernanke really had to deal with. I was amazed by this film. Andrew Ross Sorkin did an unbelievable job of capturing what actually happened during this turbulent time.

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