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The Wizard of Lies (2017)

TV-MA | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 20 May 2017
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.

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Diana Henriques ...
Diana B. Henriques (as Diana B. Henriques)
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Peter Madoff
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Eleanor Squillari
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Martin Flumenbaum
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Agent Cacioppi
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Agent Kang
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SEC Investigator
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Ike Sorkin (as Mark LaMura)
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Dan Horwitz (as Michael Goorjian)
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Nicole De Bello
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.

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Only those you trust can truly betray you.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Kristen Connelly and Nathan Darrow appeared on House of Cards (2013). See more »

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There is a scene where Frank DiPascali desperately tries to empty the Recycle Bin on his PC before the FBI enter the office. Restoring files from an empty recycle bin is very easy to do and would be known by someone running the computer operation. See more »

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Bernie Madoff: [repeated line during his court hearing] Guilty.
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Features Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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House of the Rising Sun
Written by Alan Price
Performed by The Animals
Licensed courtesy of Abkco Music & Records, Inc. and Warner Music UK Ltd.
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I wanted more

I wanted more, more of how Bernie Madoff became the man we meet in this film. When we meet him he is already rotten. He is mere months away from his arrest. There is in Robert DiNiro's portrayal title or nothing to like or empathize with. Or care about. What we have is a true sociopath who is found out early in the film, which forces us to see nothing but the devastation left in his wake. This is my way of saying there is no story arc. There are no surprises. What flashbacks there are show Madoff in his personal life but always at his worst. Michelle Pheiffer as Madoff's wife has a small rand unconvincing role. And like her husband, I couldn't care less about her fate. As for the Madoff sons, to some degree this is more their story than anyone else's. And to the degree that I learned quite a bit about them, the film deserves credit. But that is not enough.


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