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Too Big to Fail (23-May-2011)

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writer: Peter Gould

Based on a book by: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Music Composed by: Marcelo Zarvos

Producer: Ezra Swerdlow

Keywords: Drama, Business

HBO documentary dramatizes the 2007-08 financial meltdown's darkest hours.

ABSTRACT
Adapted from Andrew Ross Sorkin's non-fiction literary offering of the same name, Too Big to Fail is an HBO documentary-style dramatization of the events precipitating and concerning the global financial crisis of 2007-08, placing a special emphasis on then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson's attempts to restore confidence in credit markets and the banking system.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Asner
Actor
15-Nov-1929   Lou Grant
Kathy Baker
Actor
8-Jun-1950   Picket Fences
Maria Bartiromo
Journalist
11-Sep-1967   CNBC financial correspondent
Erin Burnett
TV Personality
3-May-1976   Squawk on the Street
Amy Carlson
Actor
7-Jul-1968   Alex Taylor on Third Watch
Billy Crudup
Actor
8-Jul-1968   Almost Famous and Stage Beauty
David Faber
Journalist
10-Mar-1964   CNBC financial reporter
Paul Giamatti
Actor
6-Jun-1967   John Adams
Topher Grace
Actor
12-Jul-1978   Eric Forman in That 70's Show
Evan Handler
Actor
10-Jan-1961   Taps, Ransom
John Heard
Actor
7-Mar-1945   The Pelican Brief
Dan Hedaya
Actor
24-Jul-1940   Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
Peter Hermann
Actor
15-Aug-1967   Married to Mariska Hargitay
William Hurt
Actor
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Matthew Modine
Actor
22-Mar-1959   Joker in Full Metal Jacket
Cynthia Nixon
Actor
9-Apr-1966   Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City
Michael O'Keefe
Actor
24-Apr-1955   Caddyshack
Bill Pullman
Actor
17-Dec-1953   Independence Day
Tony Shalhoub
Actor
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Journalist
19-Feb-1977   The New York Times
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday

CAST

William Hurt   ...   Henry M. Paulson
Ed Asner   ...   Warren Buffett
Billy Crudup   ...   Timothy F. Geithner
Paul Giamatti   ...   Ben Bernanke
Topher Grace   ...   Jim Wilkinson
Matthew Modine   ...   John Thain
Cynthia Nixon   ...   Michele Davis
Michael O'Keefe   ...   Chris Flowers
Bill Pullman   ...   James Dimon
Tony Shalhoub   ...   John Mack
James Woods   ...   Richard S. Fuld, Jr.
Ayad Akhtar   ...   Neel Kashkari
Kathy Baker   ...   Wendy Paulson
Amy Carlson   ...   Erin Callan
Evan Handler   ...   Lloyd C. Blankfein
John Heard   ...   Joe Gregory
Dan Hedaya   ...   Barney Frank
Peter Hermann   ...   Christopher Cox
Chance Kelly   ...   Bart McDade
Tom Mason   ...   Robert Willumstad
Ajay Mehta   ...   Vikram Pandit
Laila Robins   ...   Christine Lagarde
Victor Slezak   ...   Greg Curl
Joey Slotnick   ...   Dan Jester
Erin Dilly   ...   Christal West
Beau Baxter   ...   Skip McGee
Ben Livingston   ...   Investment Banker
Erin Burnett   ...   Herself
Chil Kong   ...   Min Euoo Sung
Daniel K. Isaac   ...   Translator
James Saito   ...   Chinese Official
Maria Bartiromo   ...   Herself
Robert Hogan   ...   Rodgin Cohen
Chandra Thomas   ...   Assistant
David Faber   ...   Himself
Laurence Lau   ...   Greg Fleming
Josh Casaubon   ...   Mid-Level Goldman Banker
Gregory Jones   ...   Hector Sants
George Taylor   ...   Sir Callum McCarthy
Kathleen Coslett   ...   Board Secretary
Danny Darrow   ...   Mr. Akers
Rob Evans   ...   Sir Christopher
Rutanya Alda   ...   Adm. Evans
Peter Benson   ...   SEC Lawyer
Andrew Ross Sorkin   ...   Reporter
Fiona Choi   ...   Second Reporter
Tom Tammi   ...   Jeffrey R. Immelt
Steve Liesman   ...   Himself
Steve Tom   ...   Chris Dodd
Jonathan Freeman   ...   Richard Shelby
Linda Glick   ...   Nancy Pelosi
Bud Jones   ...   Harry Reid
Jennifer Van Dyck   ...   Ruth Porat
Les J. N. Mau   ...   Gao Xiqing
Jill Dalton   ...   Mack's Assistant
Beatrice Miller   ...   Buffett's Great Grandkid
Gia McKnight   ...   Buffett's Great Grandkid
Patricia Randell   ...   Sheila C. Bair
Casey Biggs   ...   Richard Kovacevich
Robert Vincent Smith   ...   Ken Lewis
Joe Kernen   ...   Himself

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