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Erin Callan (CFO, Lehman Brothers)

Released: 23 May 2011 (USA)
DVD Release:12 June 2012

Biography, Drama History, News

JC Studios, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
New York City, New York, USA

Henry Paulson (William Hurt), Richard Fuld (James Woods), Joe Gregory (John Heard), Jim Wilkinson (Topher Grace), Michele Davis (Cynthia Nixon), Neel Kashkari (Ayad Akhtar), Wendy Paulson (Kathy Baker), Warren Buffett (Edward Asner), Ben Bernanke (Paul Giamatti)

Curtis Hanson
Peter Gould, Andrew Ross Sorkin (Book)

About the Movie:

Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big To Fail offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.


A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008:
we follow Richard Fuld’s benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman’s; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend.