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Casino Jack and the United States of Money


     

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This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation's capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians' desperate need to get elected—and the millions of dollars it costs—may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy. Infuriating, yet undeniably fun to watch, CASINO JACK is a saga of greed and corruption with a cynical villain audiences will love to hate.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Alex Gibney - Writer, Director, Producer

Alison Ellwood - Producer, Editor

Zena Barakat - Producer

Alexandra Johnes - Co-Producer

Sam Black - Aocciate Producer

jeff Skoll - Executive Producer

Diane Weyermann - Executive Producer

Benjamin Goldhirsh - Executive Producer

Mark Cuban - Executive Producer

Todd Wagner - Executive Producer

Bill Banowsky - Exceutive Producer

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"Astonishing, and important...Casino Jack woke my brain, and my outrage, right up."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"Shocking and highly entertaining!"
— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"Alex Gibney has defined the gold standard in nonfiction filmmaking"
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.