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ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room


     

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DVD Release Date: 1/17/2006


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Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the inside story of one of history’s greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America’s 7th largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. Based on the best-selling book The Smartest Guys in the Room by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and featuring insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes, Gibney reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy. The film comes to a harrowing dénouement as we hear Enron traders’ own voices as they wring hundreds of millions of dollars in profits out of the California energy crisis. As a result, we come to understand how the avarice of Enron’s traders and their bosses had a shocking and profound domino effect that may shape the face of our economy for years to come.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Written and directed by: Alex Gibney
Executive Producers: Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner, Joana Vicente
Producers: Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Susan Motamed
Director of Photography: Maryse Alberti
Editor/co-producer: Alison Ellwood
Original score by: Matt Hauser
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Additional Camera: John Else, Greg Andracke
Graphics: Ben Fine
Associate Producers: Jenny Amias/NY, Kate McMahon/Portland, Christine O'Malley/L.A.
Research Coordinator: Elissa Birke
Research: Christine Whelan
Executive in charge of Production: Getchen McGowan
Production Coordinators: Agnes Chu, Ali Wasserstein
Assistant Editor: Aljernon Tunsil
Additional Cinematography: Greg Andracke, Dan Blust, Jon Else, Anton Floquet, Lyle Morgan
Assistant Camera: Ben Bloodwell

CAST

Featuring appearances by:
Kenneth Lay
Jeffrey Skilling
Andy Fastow

 

"A nimble investigative workout that leaves you with the exhilarated sensation of understanding the defining financial scandal of the virtual era." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"**** SPELLBINDING! As real life stories go, this is as riveting and revealing about the dark side of American business as they come." - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor






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