Maxed Out (2007)

Maxed Out
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords money
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
United States Air Force Band Song Performer ("Hail To The Chief") 120788 8000009
Tony Chang Consultant Technical Consultant 120784 12000001
Steve Lawrence Song Performer ("Volare") 120788 8000008
Coldplay Song Performer ("Trouble") 120788 8000007
Jan Berry Song Performer ("Surfin Safan") 120788 8000006
Joe Miller Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Pierre Messier Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000002
David Sparrgrove Titles Titles and Graphics 120825 23000001
Martin Marier Assistant (to Composer) 120820 25000001
Dane Thomsen Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000005
Johnny Massena Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000004
Manuel Marie Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000003
David Bowie Song Performer ("Under Pressure") 120788 8000005
Barrett Strong Song Performer ("Money (That's What I Want)") 120788 8000004
Lee Thompson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
James Scurlock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alexis Spraic Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
James Scurlock Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Scurlock Director n/a 2 2000001
Lee Thompson Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Jon Aaron Aaseng Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Benoit Charest Original Music Music 120838 8000002
Dean Torrence Song ("Surfin Safan") 120859 8000003
Yolanda Ferraloro Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Bill Beltran On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000002
Alexis Spraic Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chris Barrett Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Synopsis
A chronicle that slices into the American financial landscape, revealing alarming statistics and heart-rending testimonies. In a journey through the deep south, an investigative journalist explains why the world's largest banks are trolling the backwoods for profits. At universities, large credit card issuers pay millions for students' personal information, setting the kids up for ruin. Meanwhile, the collection business has become like the Wild West where young men make fortunes off of the misfortune of others. All it takes is a high-speed Internet connection, a telephone and a competitive spirit. Nine out of ten credit reports contain negative errors, but it's not in the industry's interest to correct them. Nor is it likely the politicians will take action. The credit industry's lobbyists now not only write legislation but have succeeded in eliminating fundamental rights. Equal parts exposé and call to arms, Maxed Out crisscrosses the country unearthing the stories behind the credit cards and revealing the shocking secrets of the modern financial industry.
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