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Margin Call

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Margin Call


Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, "Margin Call" is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan 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. Expanding the parameters of genre, "Margin Call" is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.
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10/20/2011
Gary Thompson: "Margin Call" solves the problem by staying focused on a single day in the life of a Wall Street investment firm on the eve of the crisis - when the firm realized that its giant inventory of mortgage-backed securities is essentially worthless, and needs to be dumped before the rest of the world wakes up. » Read more
Video: Trailer: Margin Call
10/20/2011
Steven Rea: 'So, what's your package going to be like?" one just-axed risk management exec asks another. She doesn't know, but she's been assured that her severance is going to be generous. And this after she has just presided over the immolation of her firm. » Read more
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City Paper Grade: C
10/18/2011
On the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, one Wall Street firm comes to grips with the toxic mess it's gotten itself into. » Read more

10/20/2011
Gary Thompson: "Margin Call" solves the problem by staying focused on a single day in the life of a Wall Street investment firm on the eve of the crisis - when the firm realized that its giant inventory of mortgage-backed securities is essentially worthless, and needs to be dumped before the rest of the world wakes up. » Read more
Video: Trailer: Margin Call
10/20/2011
Steven Rea: 'So, what's your package going to be like?" one just-axed risk management exec asks another. She doesn't know, but she's been assured that her severance is going to be generous. And this after she has just presided over the immolation of her firm. » Read more
Video: Trailer: Margin Call
City Paper Grade: C
10/18/2011
On the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, one Wall Street firm comes to grips with the toxic mess it's gotten itself into. » Read more

10/20/2011
Gary Thompson: "Margin Call" solves the problem by staying focused on a single day in the life of a Wall Street investment firm on the eve of the crisis - when the firm realized that its giant inventory of mortgage-backed securities is essentially worthless, and needs to be dumped before the rest of the world wakes up. » Read more
Video: Trailer: Margin Call
10/20/2011
Steven Rea: 'So, what's your package going to be like?" one just-axed risk management exec asks another. She doesn't know, but she's been assured that her severance is going to be generous. And this after she has just presided over the immolation of her firm. » Read more
Video: Trailer: Margin Call
City Paper Grade: C
10/18/2011
On the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, one Wall Street firm comes to grips with the toxic mess it's gotten itself into. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for language
Cast:
Zachary Quinto; Simon Baker; Mary McDonnell; Demi Moore; Paul Bettany; Kevin Spacey; Jeremy Irons; Penn Badgley
Directed by:
J.C. Chandor
On the web:
 
Margin Call Official Site
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:49
Release date:
2011
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