Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Adaptation, Documentary, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Coyote Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Alex Gibney Director n/a 2 2000001
Alex Gibney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jason Kliot Producer n/a 3 3000002
Susan Motamed Producer n/a 3 3000003
Mark Cuban Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Todd Wagner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Joana Vicente Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Alison Ellwood Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Jennie Amias Associate Producer (New York) 171 3000008
Kate McMahon Associate Producer (Portland) 171 3000009
Christine O'Malley Associate Producer (Los Angeles) 171 3000010
Alex Gibney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bethany McLean Source Material (from book "The Smartest Guys In The Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron") 120786 4000002
Peter Elkind Source Material (from book "The Smartest Guys In The Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron") 120786 4000003
Steve Holmgren Production Manager Office Manager(HDNet Films) 305 5000001
Agnes Chu Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000002
Ali Wasserstein Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000003
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Gregory Andracke Cinematographer Additional Cinematography 402 6000002
Dan Blust Cinematographer Additional Cinematography 402 6000003
Jon Else Cinematographer Additional Cinematography 402 6000004
Anton Floquet Cinematographer Additional Cinematography 402 6000005
Lyle Morgan Cinematographer Additional Cinematography 402 6000006
Jon Else Camera Additional Camera 120798 6000007
Gregory Andracke Camera Additional Camera 120798 6000008
Ben Bloodwell Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000009
Alison Ellwood Editor n/a 172 7000001
Aljernon Tunsil Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Matthew Hauser Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Ben Fine Graphics Coordinator Graphics 121089 9000001
Gretchen McGowan Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Elissa Birke Research Research Coordinator 458 12000001
Crystal Whelan Research n/a 458 12000002
Synopsis
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 denouement 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.