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"Margin Call" - The Trailer

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Wall Street 2 was an epic disappointment, and massive failure due to a totally mangled mishmash of a script (and how could it not be after some rather prominent, literally, bloggers were asked to provide screenplay input) for a movie that was supposed to encapsulate the Great Financial Crash of 2008 (we won't even bring up that straight to premium Lifetime fluff piece by a liberal name-dropping OpEd columnist). Yet where the sequel to the quintessential Wall Street (hence the name) movie failed, a new one may take its place: Margin Call. We have not seen the advance screening yet, but it really can not be worse than the "other" GFC movie - at least here they can afford Bloomberg terminals.

Complete just released trailer below.



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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:10 | 1647274 TruthInSunshine
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Secretary:     Mr. Cohen, Mr. Margin is on line 1.


Cohen:        Tell him I'm busy and will call him back.


Secretary:    Sir, he told me to tell you that he waits for no one.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1647332 MarketTruth
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The movie Rollover is probably far and away more realistic. Rollover has the typical oil interest, Saudi not wanting dollars for their oil and buying gold instead, currency collapse, etc.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1647370 Gully Foyle
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Acually The Other Guys was the most realistic. At least the end credits explanation. Shitty movie though.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:29 | 1647382 caerus
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trading places was the best imo

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:49 | 1647476 Careless Whisper
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@ 1;18

You're selling something that you know has no value.

So that we may survive!

If that's a reference to Timberwolf I don't think it went down quite that way.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:07 | 1647556 macholatte
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You're selling something that you know has no value.

So that we may survive!


Is that what ZH is doing now that it's advertising for a movie?

C'mon. Your better than this.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:09 | 1647568 caerus
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the story is labeled "fluff piece" afterall...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:18 | 1647609 tekhneek
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Comments like this are so gay.

Why dont you start a website so we can all read about your opinion on what articles ZH posts?

1 article in like 500 that has any form of mainstream context and you shit your pants and go all hipster on us.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:59 | 1647980 macholatte
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Advertising for hollywood is what this is and a little ZH critique has clearly caused YOU to shit YOUR pants.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 18:07 | 1648007 Sledge
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when you see Tyler do this you can always go visit reggie if you need a quick graph fix. ahhhhhhhhhh feel......much......better.....ahhhhh.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:10 | 1648236 samslaught
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Don't click on the article if your afraid of being "sold" something dimwit

It's extremely relevant to the content of this blog and welcome as far as I'm concerned.  Is a movie that much different than bringing a great article to our attention?  I pray this blog has some decent revenue steams because as far as I'm concerned it's one of the smartest on the web.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:28 | 1647653 HedgeAccordingly
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LOL that cracked me up.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:39 | 1647692 rosiescenario
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.......more accurate than most others....

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:55 | 1647757 max2205
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SEC - The Call Girls....somebodies going down


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:41 | 1647428 tmosley
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I love how everyone is judging how realistic or good the movie is based on a trailer.

But yes, Rollover was very good.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:58 | 1647764 Freddie
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Does Demi Moore play the aging prostitute and former trading desk harlot?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:11 | 1647280 SaveTheGreenback
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Friggin' Hollywood leftie loons...

This has potential to be a lot worse than Wall Street 2.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647296 trav7777
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looks stupid as fuck

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:16 | 1647325 spiral_eyes
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Traders don't make movies (unless experimenting with Final Cut Pro is "making movies"). They make trades. Movies about traders will always be some dumb humanistic left-wing blackwashing. That's hollywood.

Dumb as a sack of rocks. 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:24 | 1647632 tekhneek
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Almost like movies about "hackers" who are, for the most part, just script kiddies. Besides anyone in that knows anything knows crackers are the real people behind hacks.

My co-workers and I always laugh -- they portray it like you're swimming through a videogame and you just have to push the Big Red "Hack" button to get the "Garbage" file and then click "DECRYPT" on the weird-ass out of imaginary land computer operating system that they always seem to have built specifically for that day of "hacking"

Don't even get me started on the 1 "super kid" in the group of criminals who has his tiny smackbook that can hack entire FBI mainframes in seconds with his "bruteforce algorithm"

Shit cracks me up every time... or how about that scene in like every movie where the "undercover" agent sits at the big evil bosses computer and guesses his network password in 3 tries.

Anyone tried to guess their OWN goddamn password that you forgot? Much less a password you have no idea where to even start on... Shit's not that easy.

It still makes me laugh to this day though.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:56 | 1647758 chunga
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At one time I had 250 insurance loafers on a network in two small offices. Anyone above account manager couldn't remember their username much less their password.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:26 | 1647849 Freddie
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Anyone who even saw the movie was looking at Angelina's hoots but she had a LOT of plastic surgery after that flick. Poor Jonny Lee Miller married the biotch.  He was good in Trainspotting.  

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:59 | 1647519 RemiG2010
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Hey! H**ker legs at 1:30! Then that must be a true story. I hope they did not forget about coke and repo 105. But but but ... to paraphrase the Bernank from today.... the "original" movie was much better!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:30 | 1647660 Rick64
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The problem is that ZH readers are so educated on this subject that whatever hollywood puts out will fall short of our expectations. The general public not so much.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:55 | 1647754 RemiG2010
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Well, as poets say: Life is a!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:45 | 1647920 NumberNone
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The general public has no idea what a 'margin call' is and the movie was given the title deliberately to keep people away.  I can envision the asshole that wrote this movie thinking he was putting something together that was going to stick it to the 'banksters' only to see the plot watered down, cast like a made-for-tv movie, and given a title that makes the average citizen yawn.  I'm betting the original title was "Fuck the Masses...How Wall Street Really Works" only to be given 'Margin Call"...yawn.   

Plot? - Look for one evil ne'er do well and everyone else to have a heart of gold honestly trying to do God's work.  Look for the ne'er do well to be white christian revealed to us when the scoundrel goes to church (preferrably Catholic Church) to pray with all the good people all the while planning to steal their money...and given just 'hint' of Republican ideology to be revealed when he places business above people's well-being.  Is he carrying a concealed gun for protection...even better!!

How long before on Netflix?  It probably took you longer to read this than this movie will be in the theaters. 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:33 | 1648449 o2sd
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The problem is that ZH readers are so educated on this subject 


Oh really? I doubt more than one in a hundred know anything about the subject, given some of the clueless drivel that is posted here.

The general public not so much.

The great LIE of banking is that banking is complex and mysterious. The truth is, not so much.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:07 | 1648681 Rick64
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Oh really? I doubt more than one in a hundred know anything about the subject, given some of the clueless drivel that is posted here.

 Well I would disagree. I have been reading ZH and the comments for 2 yrs. and whatever the ratio is I am sure ZH readers are higher than the general public.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 20:29 | 1653031 PuppetRepubl1c
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Oh really? I doubt more than one in a hundred know anything about the subject, given some of the clueless drivel that is posted here.


well i love this blog but the truth about ZH commenters is that they have a natural tendency to form contrarian fractal patterns.  Hundreds of users will jump into a thread trying to one up/out contrary the commenter before them like an ever expanding clusterfuck-fractal pattern.




Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:20 | 1653993 o2sd
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LOL. Nice1.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:01 | 1647773 Freddie
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Will Paul Bethany slice anyone up (literally) on the trading desk.  He play really good psychos.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 00:12 | 1649570 chindit13
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Wall Street I does have the classic line.  No, not "greed is good", but rather perhaps one of the worst and most poorly delivered lines in the history of moviedom. 

It was when Darryl Hannah says, "watch out for Gordon, Bud; he'll crush you".

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647285 Ancona
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I want a blood and guts Wall Street movie, with traders jumping out of windows after dousing themselves with gasoline and igniting it. I want to see Bernanke lynched by the Norwegian grandmothers who got fucked out of their retirement money. I want to see Hank the Shank Paulson hit by the D train after falling over drunk off the platform.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647299 Nascent_Variable
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Guillotine:  The Wall Street Story

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:41 | 1647427 IAmNotMark
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A documentary.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:50 | 1647477 Buckaroo Banzai
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D Train? I'd rather see him fall off the G Train platform. A train I'm pretty confident that he's never been on before in his life.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:13 | 1647590 RemiG2010
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I'd like to see this one. Based on true story "GS EVIL ALGO 666" -  or this one "Algo gone wild" the trailer

I'm sure "the margin call" is a nice whitewash of what really happened in 08!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:37 | 1647685 tekhneek
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:52 | 1647742 RemiG2010
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I bet it was number one hit at Guantanamo base!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1647313 Reptil
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make it good and they'll come

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:17 | 1647327 TruthInSunshine
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Jump, You Fuckers [No, really - Jump]

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:14 | 1648134 TomJoad
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I'm flattered.

And everyone knows "Amercian Psycho" was the best (and by far the most accurate) Wall St. movie ever.



Jump! You Fuckers!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:36 | 1647406 bob_dabolina
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Tell us how you really feel.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:42 | 1647439 chunga
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I wouldn't even wait for the DVD. Sallie Krawcheck played by Amanda Knox. Casey Anthony as Mary Erdoes.

Imagine the interactive video game!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:47 | 1647443 WSP
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This really would not be difficult to do at all----making a move about the truth and what the consequences should be is really not at all difficult----requires very little creativity to "tell the story".  The problem is money, not the script.  The script has been written, the problem is the kleptocracy has a vested interest in not seeing this happen, and thus, it shall not be.   

The only way you would ever see a movie with truth and consequences would be if a billionaire got kicked out of the "boyz club" and was mad enough to make the movie.  Then, the "boyz" would say he just had sour grapes and buy off the New York Times and other corrupt media outlets to give it bad press.

Bottom line is good movies can rarely be made in kleptocracies----only stupid movies void of any realism.  In all Wall Street movies the bad guys always go to jail.  As we know, this NEVER happens.

Speaking of movies, the move "Idiocracy" is appropriate since that is ultimately what our nation has become.  We may not worship gatorade due to the "electrolytes" yet----oh wait, actually, the sheeple are much worse than that since they worship "hope", "religion", "sports center", handheld "electronic devices" and ridiculous ideologies that have nothing to do with our real problems---THE BANKERS!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:57 | 1647510 sullymandias
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American Psycho

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:01 | 1647530 RemiG2010
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+1 Ancona

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:42 | 1647703 rosiescenario
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......I want to see a cut to the SEC enforcers glued to their computers as midget porn is know, some realism.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:34 | 1826810 Quadlet
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J. Clifford Baxter kills himself in "The Smartest Guys in the Room"

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:12 | 1647288 caerus
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they should wait a couple years and make a movie about what the fucks going on right now

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:43 | 1647706 rosiescenario
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Good idea, but who would be able to finance it then?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:55 | 1647753 caerus
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:12 | 1647290 Roy Bush
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what?  a hollywood movie and none of the tribe involved?  where's the bernank, fuld, dimon, summers, and blanfein?  give credit where credit is due....are they in the credits?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:14 | 1647306 trav7777
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no, it will be WASPs who are the perpetrators of evil and the blacks will save the world and be supersmart, real, deep, calm, and introspective.

I mean, exactly like real life n'shit

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:17 | 1647330 tmosley
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Boo-hoo, my name is Trav and I hate black people and I need to express that in every comment, boo-hoo!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:36 | 1647407 trav7777
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We all know you wish you were me

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:41 | 1647432 tmosley
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I could be you if I wanted to.  All I would have to do is lose all hope and blame the blacks and jews.  It's not as hard as you think.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:58 | 1647513 Hephasteus
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All I would have to do is lose all hope and blame the blacks and jews who WEREN'T even involved.


There fixed that one for ya.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 18:26 | 1648068 Sledge
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:51 | 1647479 Blano
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Yep, just like the last couple DHS/TSA terrorist videos.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:45 | 1647714 rosiescenario
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1647315 SeverinSlade
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I heard they're actually in post-production of that movie right now.  It's called, "Conspiracy theory."

Bernanke, Paulson, Dimon, Summers, etc. don't exist.  If you say they exist you're a conspiracy theorist.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:23 | 1647356 john39
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or a filthy anti-semite. 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647291 Nascent_Variable
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Appearing transitorily at a theater near you...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647294 Xibalba
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Whaddya get when you take DANCING WITH THE STARS and try to make it a Wall St. thriller? 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:18 | 1647333 disabledvet
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Untied shoe laces...with a heavy dose of banana peels on the floor and the requisite amount of garden utensils to smash us in the face as we attempt to stunmble around in a our rage.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647295 redpill
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Are you sure this is really a movie and not an SNL skit?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1647297 Reptil
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No explosions? ;-)

Some good actors in that. Funny that they make a movie about something that's not over yet.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:14 | 1647303 SeverinSlade
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I saw the title of the article and got excited hoping it was about the CME group and how they manipulate the COMEX.

Guess Blythe wouldn't be too happy about that kind of movie coming out.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:14 | 1647305 centerline
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I was hoping for a musical.  Oh well.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:50 | 1647737 rosiescenario
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:14 | 1647307 disabledvet
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How good can it be without us in it?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1647314 GeneMarchbanks
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Kevin Spacey peaked a while ago, as for the movie, um, well, if Hollywood still imagines it is an art then we are all too dumbed down.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1647317 tmosley
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Sylar is a Wall Street banker?

Now it all makes sense.

But seriously, this looks like a great movie.  Hopefully some of those who aren't currently invested in physical gold and silver will be able to afford a ticket to see it.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1647318 Cognitive Dissonance
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"Well, we were wrong."

"No, you were wrong."

Don't you love it when the sharks snuggle?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:16 | 1647319 TruthInSunshine
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I'm waiting for 'Midget Porn & Gerbil Debuachery; An SEC Love Story,' with a scheduled release in December.

Does anyone know who's starring in it?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1647367 Bay of Pigs
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Richard Gere?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1647369 SeverinSlade
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You beat me to it you SOB.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:33 | 1647396 caerus
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:52 | 1647745 rosiescenario
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1647368 SeverinSlade
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I heard Richard Gere is up for the lead.  His resume indicates that he's quite comfortable around Gerbils.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:40 | 1647424 InMisesITrust
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Lemmiwinks better get the gerbil part.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:25 | 1647331 Mercury
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It's plenty exciting in real life but movies about dudes staring at screens of numbers saying "Oh my God!" don't really translate a sense of drama very well to normal people.....but maybe.

Wall St./finance flicks tend to do better as comedies....and we just aren't there yet.

 Even Wall Street was more of a cult hit than a commercial success.  I only watched it years after it came out so I could understand the constant back-slapping references on the desk.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:31 | 1647389 Gully Foyle
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Funny but naked chicks staring at screens of numbers while saying 'Oh God',sounds rather exciting.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:37 | 1647412 Mercury
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We're not there yet either.

That short lived drama (The Street?) that was on just as the dot-com bubble was bursting  around 2000 had it's moments though...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:19 | 1647339 Racer
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And thinking of margin call, what has happened to the 'market'? Are they flooding it with orders to keep it stuck so no margin calls will be called and no long stops triggered?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:22 | 1647347 JupiterAndBeyond
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Good music, good actors, weak plot = shit.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:24 | 1647841 raki_d
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movie released already >?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:39 | 1647893 unky
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hehe sorry, no, this was just garbage i found on the internet

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:56 | 1647967 raki_d
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Tungsten named as Gold ?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:38 | 1648485 o2sd
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Your avatar is resposible for several fingerprints on my screen ... :/


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:23 | 1647351 rufusbird
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The movie is important, if for no other reason, just to give the public an insight into concepts that many have no awareness of. Thanks, nice link. I will sent it to others.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:25 | 1647353 lieutenantjohnchard
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back in the day when i was a retail broker pup i made many margin calls for the ops desk. like in the movie trailer if the client couldn't meet the call the position was sold at market, regardless of float just to clear the position. last in first out. tons of fun --- not.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:24 | 1647357 Smiddywesson
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Does anyone in Hollywood know how our society really works, how TPTB pull all the strings, and how central banking is the tool by which they make their marionette nations dance?  I doubt it.  They seem focused on the big power lobbies, health care, or the military industrial complex to name a few.  Hollywood is obsessed with the relationship between the power lobbies and politicians.  They don't realize that these groups merely feed off the crumbs that the real multi national power leaves behind, and that the congressmen involved with any particular lobby are powerless to change anything.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:24 | 1647359 caerus
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my margin calls end with the closing of my account

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1647362 jdelano
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if market ends down more than 100, does that mean that the PPT is an urban myth or that the black box has run out of fake money?  

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:57 | 1647762 rosiescenario
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They wanted it down today so after Obumma's little talk tonight, when it goes up tomorrow, it will appear that whatever it is he proposes is met with enthusiasm...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1647364 EternalVigilance
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Be First  Be Smarter....  or Cheat.      Has it come to this or is this just a piece of fiction?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:28 | 1647375 bob_dabolina
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I hope this is better than WS2 that movie sucked balls. 

What's more interesting is a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:28 | 1647378 reader2010
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Rotten to the core.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:29 | 1647380 DeweyLeon
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What, no Matt Fuckin Damon.  That asshole's as ubiquitous to modern film as CGI and the abscence of any attempt at storytelling.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:30 | 1647383 nah
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does anyone go to prison

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:09 | 1647799 Freddie
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Only in fairy tales does this scum go to prison.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:37 | 1647887 jmcadg
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If anyone goes to prison, you know it's a bullshit story, completely fictional.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:31 | 1647388 carbonmutant
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 The FBI is on line 1, the DA is on line 2, and CBS is on line 3...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:33 | 1647393 bbq on whitehou...
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I dont see anything in this trailer that is profound.

A great truth.

A great love.

A great human moment.

Conan was profound.

What is the secret of steel?

Without greatness you dont have a story.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:33 | 1647395 jdelano
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No Shia?  But he was so convincing as a investment banking-prop desk trader-private equity-mergers and arbs guy! how could they diss him after a performance like that? 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:34 | 1647400 JW n FL
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Contained herein is the Past and the Future.. All in one.

Nothing has changed.. but everything is going to change!

The amount of information being made available to the public about the Sins Committed..

The amount of Preasure being placed on those who are well beyond a breaking point, already..

the out come is plain to see..

the question I have is why are all of you.. who are smart enough to see what is going on ignoring it? talking about other things, polite things??

how long until the hungry over run civility?

starving the most well armed Country in the History of mankind?? ends how?

but lets talk about movies.. until the fires start.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:40 | 1647423 JW n FL
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Margin Call Cast Interview

Uploaded by on Jan 30, 2011

Sundance Channel HQ

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:44 | 1647447 bbq on whitehou...
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If you know not the questions, how can you find the answers?

If you blame yourself how can you blame another?

If what you have been doing works why would you change?

Some paths only reveal themself's when traveled on.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:53 | 1647490 anony
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If you're in FL aren't you supposed to be out on the bay, jacking it up on your Ski-doo, kite-surfin' and boogie boarding, having lotsa fun?

There will not be any hungry people for those that want to eat.  The food is free. Just go down to your local welfare center and they will have the use of Social Security money to give to you, for doing nothing. You can buy food, clothing, shelter, health care, and now free (to you) cell phones and a 1,000 free (to you) minutes.

And at least until March nothing will happen in the way of fires because NATIONAL LEAGUE FOOTBALL Season starts tonight, in Green Bay, and anyone who would be given to terrism, will be occupied -----with some of the most repetitive, mindnumbing, boring athletic activity performed by an elite bunch of black and white multimillionaires who work for multibillionaires---- to care about anything but their fave team's chances in the Playoffs.

Relax.  We're good until at least the end of basketball season 2012.  Enjoy.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:34 | 1647401 SaveTheGreenback
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Margin calls?  Haven't they heard of Proshares?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:35 | 1647404 SkySavage
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Does this mean the bottom is in?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:36 | 1647410 monopoly
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You guys notice on days like today "the brilliant ones" are nowhere to be found. Guess they are picking on some other group. Usually the ones that bitch the most have done little or nothing to protect whatever savings or wealth they have. Glad we are Here!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:38 | 1647411 plocequ1
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Where in the hell is Beeks?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:39 | 1647421 buzzsaw99
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if i want to watch fiction i can turn on cnbc or bloomberg financial "market" analysis.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:40 | 1647425 The Deleuzian
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Blue Horseshoe loves movies like this!!!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:42 | 1647431 nestle
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throw in some jews, soros and rothschild and ppl will be interested in it!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:26 | 1647649 Hephasteus
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Too expensive. Sean Bean will let you kill him on film for 100 bucks.

So in the sequel he can play one of the bankers who's standing around a deserted planet filled with stinking nuclear rotted bodies wondering why everybody left him to this music.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:39 | 1647693 JW n FL
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you deserve more than 1 up arrow..

how about a trillion oz's of Gold instead!! Thanks for the Great Music.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:45 | 1647435 anony
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There are without any doubt, hundreds of first rate scripts already written that would be every bit as exciting, box-office gold as Titanic, Avatar, or Pirates....

But the movies  will never be made because 90% of the perpeTRAITORs are jews.  And to make a movie in Hollywood, or get it distributed--- if not made elsewhere--- would prove impossible since jews control all the distribution of movies throughout the world.

With all those jewish names banging about in the scripts of what actually did happen and naming who is responsible for it happening, and having those same ones in charge of "fixing it", and further, what is happening now would make progroms look attractive again.

That can never be allowed to be in a feature fim.

 The truth must die.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:57 | 1647760 JW n FL
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*** "The truth must die." ***

Obama's War on Whistle-Blowers Intensifies.

The Obama administration's war on whistleblowers -- whose disclosures are one of the very few remaining avenues for learning what our government actually does -- continues to intensify.


UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld deserves statue on Wall Street, not prison sentence BY JUAN GONZALEZ - NEWS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Barack Obama, who entered the White House promising all this change, should be hailing Bradley Birkenfeld as a modern-day hero.

He should erect a statue on Wall Street for this former banker for Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in U.S. history.


For a Whistle-Blower, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished By JESSE EISINGER, ProPublica

Recently, I caught up with David Maris, a one-time star pharmaceutical analyst for Bank of America who became embroiled in one of the most notorious bull/bear battles of the last decade. His story encapsulates just how broken Wall Street culture is.


Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich and famous to WikiLeaks

He will disclose the details of 'massive potential tax evasion' before he flies home to stand trial over his actions

The offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion – will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organisation in London tomorrow by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland.



Austrian Tax Evasion Whistleblower’ Dies in Swiss Jail

Something is fishy in Switzerland. What was this whistleblower doing in jail? How did he die? If he had taken his own life, or died of natural causes, would the authorities refuse to give out any further information on the incident. Maybe someone slipped by calling this an incident…

An Austrian tax evasion whistleblower has been found dead in his prison cell, a local newspaper has claimed.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:43 | 1647445 GrinandBearit
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Ah, Demi Moore... she's still very phuckable.

Maybe I'll see it at the AM matinee for $6.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:46 | 1647454 Triple A
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"look at all these people wandering around with absolutely no clue to what is about to happen." i think that to myself quite often as well.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:47 | 1647456 lilmac929
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Although the movie looks to be nothing more than a bad joke, I thought there was a good line in the trailer...

"Look at these people.  Wandering around with absolutely no idea what's about to happen."

Sounds like my inner dialogue every time I leave the house these days.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:34 | 1647674 SeverinSlade
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Same here.

I try to explain to people what's going on but am always met with blank stares like I'm speaking a foreign language.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 01:15 | 1649649 chindit13
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Let me lecture you by telling you straight up nobody likes to be lectured to.

The Socratic Method has stood the test of time for a reason.  If you want to make a point, couch it as a question. 

Example:  Doesn't it seem to YOU that the Fed is just looking out for the interests of the elite?

The target audience then has three alternatives.  Say "no".  Ask you a question about something they don't understand.  Agree with you but because it was your question and their answer, it is their opinion.  Then in their mind they have convinced you.

Give it a shot.  Also, accept the possibility that you are wrong.  Nobody gets everything correct.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:48 | 1648559 o2sd
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Have you ever stood and stared at it, marvelled at it's beauty, it's genius?

Billions of people, living out their lives, oblivious.


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:47 | 1647463 lilmac929
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Sorry Triple A...guess you beat me to it.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:54 | 1647493 gkm
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Rollover rip off updated for historical and prequel events.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:05 | 1647542 SheepDog-One
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'Look at all these people, walking around with no idea whats about to happen'...LOL has to be the most relevant line in the movie.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:07 | 1647557 ComeAndTakeIt
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I can't think of anything good coming out of Hollywood in a long time. I have a feeling that those PC fags found a way to make this movie suck.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:10 | 1647571 Joy on Maui
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While I do understand some of the critique leveled here, I would like to suggest that, no matter how poorly done (by your standards), any major production movie that brings home the point that WS is mostly gambling and thus needs to be regulated is a good move, period.   People have largely gone back to sleep since 2009 not realizing that they merely hit the snooze button and the next wake up call will be a great deal more rude than the previous.

It seems we should remember that the average ZH aficionado is NOT who this movie seeks to target and enlighten.  And every little bit helps.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:19 | 1647612 Tim Knight from...
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Simon Baker=Jamie Dimon. The resemblance is breathtaking.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:37 | 1647686 The Proletariat
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That trailor and/or the movie is missing, bend Demi over the desk footage....

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:45 | 1647713 Chip
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:48 | 1647727 Atlantis Consigliore
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Borring:    someone get someone hotter than Dummy with the bolt ons on the screen, for HEAT.




it was better,  something anything...


tell her to increase the boobage and cut the her voice,


Butch is OUT. this year.  lisping is in.  like the FED Chair.....



Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:37 | 1647886 radch3vik
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Looks bullish for banks.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:47 | 1647925 Use of Weapons
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This is akin to making a movie about the sack of Jerusalem in AD70 and showing it to the departing Jews of Western Europe in 1933-1941.


Ancient history, just to explain why you're getting royally fucked now.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 18:28 | 1648075 moonblue
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the trailer was out a month ago 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 18:42 | 1648125 Use of Weapons
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..but a month ago we were still talking about groupon & zynga IPOs.


Timing is everything. And Hollywood is inevitably late.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:09 | 1648227 Cheyenne
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Curious. IMDB puts the budget at $4MM. If that's right, the star-studded cast took hefty pay cuts to be in a film about the financial crisis. I wonder why.

The movie appears to be about the collapse of Lehman, which happens to be the only thing TPTB got right. I wonder if, like Inside Job, the demise of Lehman and the $600B hole in its balance sheet will be lamented.

Also unclear is who plays Bankruptcy Examiner Valukas.

I guess we'll have to wait 'til October to find out--unless someone here caught it at Sundance 8 months ago.

Anyone? Anyone?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:31 | 1648424 bid the soldier...
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A Margin Call Girl.

A Well Endowed Trader.

They Sucked the Money right out of your Matress

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:53 | 1648940 jonjon831983
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I'm more inclined to watch this in hopes that it will be better than Wall Street 2.  I wanted to cry after watching WS2.


Was thinking the dude was handing over Stuxnet on the USB key.  Alas, twas not so and the computers did not flame out from HD's and fans burning out.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:34 | 1649139 Anonymouse
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I think the problem with Wall Street 2 is that it starred the no-talent Shia LaBeouf.


Besides Charlie Sheen would have been so much more fun.  "Ben Bernanke, I would eat your hands off your frikkin' arms"

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 00:46 | 1649628 TwoShortPlanks
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Blue Horseshoe loves Abacus.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 02:11 | 1649703 bruinjoe93
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If you think these criminals that work on Wall St go to a Catholic church then you are a fool. 

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