Margin Call


Margin Call

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Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.



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Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Writer/director J.C. Chandor's enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future. -- (C) Roadside Attractions

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