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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 U.S. history.



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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bernie Madoff
Diana Henriques ... Diana B. Henriques (as Diana B. Henriques)
... Andrew Madoff
... Mark Madoff
... Peter Madoff
... Eleanor Squillari
... Ruth Madoff
... Martin London
... Martin Flumenbaum
... Agent Cacioppi
... Agent Kang
... SEC Investigator
... Ike Sorkin (as Mark LaMura)
... Dan Horwitz (as Michael Goorjian)
... Nicole De Bello


The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

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Only those you trust can truly betray you.


Biography | Crime | Drama


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20 May 2017 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is one of two films focusing on Bernie Madoff. The other is Madoff (2016). Both films are television productions. See more »


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 »


Bernie Madoff: [to his 8-year granddaughter] Shut up and eat your food!
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Written by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith), Felix Bernard
Performed by Mitch Miller
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Super Disappointed
30 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am fascinated by the Madoff story and couldn't wait to see the movie based on DeNiro and Pfeiffer being cast in the staring roles. This movie was so bad that I started painting my nails within the first 20 minutes. This is one of those films that you keep on watching HOPING that it will get better. It didn't. The casting was all wrong and the movie lacked an identity. Flashbacks/Old Lifetime movie/Documentary with a strange drug trip thrown into the mix - the script never made up it's mind about how it was presenting the information. The language, drug trip, and P conversation was completely unnecessary. It's as though the writer was trying to copy Wolf of Wall Street (which was horrible too). HBO needs to get back to quality. DeNiro will win an Emmy because he is DeNiro but he didn't fit the part at all. There were two scenes that reminded me exactly of his performance in Casino. He brought nothing new to the party. It feels like he took this part for the check.

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