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Money Monster (2016)

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Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writers:

Jamie Linden (screenplay), Alan DiFiore (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Lee Gates
Julia Roberts ... Patty Fenn
Jack O'Connell ... Kyle Budwell
Dominic West ... Walt Camby
Caitriona Balfe ... Diane Lester
Giancarlo Esposito ... Captain Powell
Christopher Denham ... Ron Sprecher
Lenny Venito ... Lenny (The Cameraman)
Chris Bauer ... Lt. Nelson
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Avery Goodloe CFO
Emily Meade ... Molly
Condola Rashad ... Bree (The Assistant)
Aaron Yoo ... Won Joon
Carsey Walker Jr. Carsey Walker Jr. ... Tech Sam
Grant Rosenmeyer ... Tech Dave
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Storyline

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Taglines:

#FollowTheMoney See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean | Icelandic | Russian

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El maestro del dinero See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,788,157, 15 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,012,075, 4 August 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,766,958, 4 August 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jodie Foster was considered for Julia Roberts' roles in Pretty Woman (1990) and Conspiracy Theory (1997). Conspiracy Theory would have reunited her with Mel Gibson and Richard Donner, whom she worked with on Maverick (1994). See more »

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A company does not make money when its stock goes down; the stockholders, in fact, lose value. Walt Camby loses money if the stock price of his company goes down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lee Gates: Okay, here we go. Are you listening? Are you paying attention out there? Good. Because it's about to get complicated, so I'm gonna start out slow and make it nice and simple for you. You don't have a *clue* where your money is. See, once upon a time, you could walk into your bank, and they'd open a vault and point to a gold brick. Not anymore. Your money - that thing that you bust your ass for - it's nothing more than a few photons of energy traveling through a massive network of ...
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Money Monster/The Darkness (2016) See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Brother Bones & His Shadows
Courtesy of Acrobat Licensing Limited
Trademark courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.
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the actors
12 October 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I admit, I saw this film for its actors. And that was the motif to be not real critic about a plot too predictable and too familiar and almost pathetic. Like every manifesto about a phenomenon so familiar. But the performances are the good reason for see the film. Not because it is saved by them but for the nuances and the effort. Sure, I am subjective in profound sense. But it is the fair way for give a chance to a drama about Wall Street when it has not something to real tell.


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