American Casino (2009)

American Casino
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords investigation, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Leslie Cockburn Director n/a 2 2000001
Leslie Cockburn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andrew Cockburn Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tao Ruspoli Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Leslie Cockburn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Andrew Cockburn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Phil Geyelin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Gregory Andracke Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Bill Cassara Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Bob Goldsborough Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Sam Painter Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Peter Eliscu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bruce Springsteen Music n/a 120781 8000002
Herbie Hancock Music n/a 120781 8000003
Blossom Dearie Music n/a 120781 8000004
Ronnie Earl Music n/a 120781 8000005
Daniel Brooks Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tom Craca Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Michael Karas Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Erik Knox Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Charlie Macarone Sound n/a 120816 14000005
Lupe Mejia Sound n/a 120816 14000006
David Mitlyng Sound n/a 120816 14000007
Everett Wong Sound n/a 120816 14000008
Synopsis
Investigative reporters Leslie and Andrew Cockburn take on the biggest economic crisis of our lifetime: the sub-prime mortgage meltdown that has caused more than a million Americans to lose their homes. They interview Wall Street wizards who are as nervous about revealing their identity as any mobster in the witness protection program. They put a human face on the victims of bankers who targeted minority communities with no income verification loans, adjustable rates and complex language that even the pros can't fathom. Out of this mess, the filmmakers build a case against those who used government deregulation to make a fortune for the few and create havoc for the many.