In 2005, eccentric San Jose-based money manager and heavy-metal music enthusiast MICHAEL BURRY (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds and makes a startling discovery: The financial products are loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years. While Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to “short” the booming housing market — much to the dismay of his hedge fund’s owners and investors. When slick young Wall Street banker JARED VENNETT (Ryan Gosling) catches wind of Burry’s strategy, he uses a tower of tumbling Jenga blocks to persuade hot-tempered hedge-fund manager MARK BAUM (Steve Carell) that he too should invest millions in credit default swaps. Initially skeptical, Baum and his contentious team of wise-cracking young analysts (Jeremy Strong, Hamish Linklater and Rafe Spall) undertake their own investigation. Researching the housing market in Florida, they interview glib mortgage brokers who routinely obtain loans for grossly under-qualified home buyers and a strip-club dancer who’s made zero-down-payment purchases of multiple properties. Meanwhile, 20-something money managers JAMIE SHIPLEY (Finn Wittrock) and CHARLIE GELLER (John Magaro) also stumble upon the housing-market bubble. Hoping to break into the financial big leagues, they’re distressed to find their $30 million fund falls almost $1.5 billion short of the requirements needed for a seat at the grownups’ table. So they enlist banker-turned-environmental-doomsayer BEN RICKERT (Brad Pitt), who uses his connections to help them make their own bet against Wall Street. By the time the market finally crashes in 2008, these contrarian investors will make billions yet will be forever changed by their experience. But while the financial institutions whose reckless behavior caused the problem are bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, millions of Americans lose their homes, their jobs and their retirement savings in an economic catastrophe whose effects are still being felt today.

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The Big Short (2015)

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Drama/Comedy · 2h 10m · 12/23/2015

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In 2005, eccentric San Jose-based money manager and heavy-metal music enthusiast MICHAEL BURRY (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds and makes a startling discovery: The financial products are loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years. While Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to “short” the booming housing market — much to the dismay of his hedge fund’s owners and investors. When slick young Wall Street banker JARED VENNETT (Ryan Gosling) catches wind of Burry’s strategy, he uses a tower of tumbling Jenga blocks to persuade hot-tempered hedge-fund manager MARK BAUM (Steve Carell) that he too should invest millions in credit default swaps. Initially skeptical, Baum and his contentious team of wise-cracking young analysts (Jeremy Strong, Hamish Linklater and Rafe Spall) undertake their own investigation. Researching the housing market in Florida, they interview glib mortgage brokers who routinely obtain loans for grossly under-qualified home buyers and a strip-club dancer who’s made zero-down-payment purchases of multiple properties. Meanwhile, 20-something money managers JAMIE SHIPLEY (Finn Wittrock) and CHARLIE GELLER (John Magaro) also stumble upon the housing-market bubble. Hoping to break into the financial big leagues, they’re distressed to find their $30 million fund falls almost $1.5 billion short of the requirements needed for a seat at the grownups’ table. So they enlist banker-turned-environmental-doomsayer BEN RICKERT (Brad Pitt), who uses his connections to help them make their own bet against Wall Street. By the time the market finally crashes in 2008, these contrarian investors will make billions yet will be forever changed by their experience. But while the financial institutions whose reckless behavior caused the problem are bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, millions of Americans lose their homes, their jobs and their retirement savings in an economic catastrophe whose effects are still being felt today.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises

Budget

$28,000,000

Revenue

$131,459,870
Part Of
Cast
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Brad Pitt

Ben Rickert
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Christian Bale

Michael Burry
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Ryan Gosling

Jared Vennett
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Marisa Tomei

Cynthia Baum
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Steve Carell

Mark Baum
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Mychael Bates

Man Stealing Cab
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Rajeev Jacob

Goldman Sachs Quant (Deeb)
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Jay Potter

Deutsche Sales Rep
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Garrett Hines

Deutsche Sales Rep
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Joel Diggs

Cab Driver
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Michael J. Stein

Banker 1979
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Logan Crawford

News Reporter
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Tim Wilson

Lehman Employee
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Colin Lawless

Nicolas Burry
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Cayden Arthur Miscally

Tattooed Man's Son
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David Zalkind

Rabbi
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Vanessa Cloke

Goldman Sachs Sales Rep (Lucy)
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Ingrid Steed

Lawrence Fields' Assistant
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Rudy Eisenzopf

Lewis Ranieri
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Casey Groves

Fund Manager
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Charlie Talbert

Lewis Bond Trader
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Harold Gervais

Lewis Bond Trader
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Maria Frangos

Exotic Dancer
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Wayne Pére

Martin Blaine (as Wayne Pere)
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Hunter Burke

Analyst
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Shauna Rappold

Michael Burry's Mom
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Brandon Stacy

Michael Burry's Dad
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Aiden Flowers

Young Michael Burry
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Peter Epstein

Paul Baum
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Anthony Marble

Therapy Businessman
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Silas Cooper

Therapy Businessman
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Leslie Castay

Therapist
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Andrew Farrier

Burry's Analyst
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Dave Davis

Burry's Assistant
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Oscar Gale

Tattooed Renter
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Nazeema Bartek

Analyst / Silicon Valley Manager / International Traveller (uncredited)
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Jae Suh Park

Michael Burry's Wife
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Tyler Kunkle

Doug from Goldman Sachs
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Billy Slaughter

Real Estate Agent
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Elliott Grey

Montage Lehman Rep
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Byron Mann

Mr. Chau
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Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler
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Sophie Lee

Woman in Glasses
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Michael Aaron Santos

Businessman at Casino
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David Kallaway

Guy in Game Jersey
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Sharon Landry

Woman at Casino
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James Yeargain

Fields' Lawyer
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Lyle Brocato

Casey
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Kelly Lind

Front Point Receptionist
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Lyndsay Kimball

Diner Waitress
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Robyn Wholey

Spin Class Instructor
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David Wyman

Pub Goer
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Peter Anderson

Pub Goer
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Max Greenfield

Mortgage Broker
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Lara Grice

Deutsche Auditorium Host
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Tony Bentley

Bruce Miller
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Michael Kives

Banker in Deutsche Auditorium
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Jack Millard

Lehman Executive
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Marcus Lyle Brown

Merrill Lynch Rep
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Karen Gillan

Evie
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Al Sapienza

Option One CEO
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Blaine Kern III

Second Bear Rep (as Blaine Kern)
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Tracy Letts

Lawrence Fields
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Ryan Broussard

Trader at Night Club
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Rafe Spall

Danny Moses
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Hamish Linklater

Porter Collins
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Jeremy Strong

Vinny Daniel
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Jeffry Griffin

Jared's Assistant (Chris)
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Heighlen Boyd

Florida Strip Club Dancer
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Ilan Muallem

Noah (as Ilan Srulovicz)
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Melissa Leo

Georgia Hale
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Jay Jablonski

Rich Bear Rep (Matt)
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Joey Brooks

Banker at Goldman Sachs (as Joseph Brooks)
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Michael Brooks

Angry Guy on the Phone
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Jason Bayle

Montage Goldman Sachs Rep
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Christopher Terrell Brown

Restaurant Diner (New Orleans) / Banker (uncredited)
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John Neisler

Seminar Leader
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Michael Joseph Varino

35 to 1 Guy
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Stanley Wong

Ted Jiang
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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain
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John Magaro

Charlie Geller
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Carrie Lazar

Mark Baum's Mom
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Finn Wittrock

Jamie Shipley
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Colette Divine

B of A Lobby Security
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Adepero Oduye

Kathy Tao
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Bernard Hocke

Coach
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Kate Blumberg

Real Estate Agent
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Billy Magnussen

Mortgage Broker
Crew
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Adam McKay

Director
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Adam McKay

Writer
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Charles Randolph

Writer
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Michael Lewis

Writer
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Dede Gardner

Producer
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Jeremy Kleiner

Producer
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Arnon Milchan

Producer
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Brad Pitt

Producer
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Barry Ackroyd

Cinematograpy
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Hank Corwin

Editor
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Nicholas Britell

Music
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The Big Short

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/15/2016

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The Big Short

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/15/2016

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The Big Short

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The Big Short

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