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The Wizard of Lies (2017)

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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 20 nominations. See more awards »
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Diana Henriques ...
Diana B. Henriques (as Diana B. Henriques)
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Peter Madoff
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Eleanor Squillari
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Martin Flumenbaum
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Agent Cacioppi
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Agent Kang
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SEC Investigator
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Ike Sorkin (as Mark LaMura)
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Dan Horwitz (as Michael Goorjian)
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Nicole De Bello
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

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Only those you trust can truly betray you.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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20 May 2017 (USA)  »

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Arcyoszust  »

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-The film's premiere drew 1.5 million viewers, making it HBO's largest premiere viewership for an HBO film in four years; additional replays and viewings through the network's streaming service brought the film's total viewers to 2.4 million for its premiere weekend. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene where Frank DiPascali desperately tries to empty the Recycle Bin on his PC before the FBI enter the office. Restoring files from an empty recycle bin is very easy to do and would be known by someone running the computer operation. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Madoff: [to his 8-year granddaughter] Shut up and eat your food!
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Soundtracks

Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordie Jr.), Janie Bradford
Performed by Barrett Strong
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Portrait of a Sociopath
20 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Richard Dreyfuss claims first portrayal of this monster, but he made Bernard out to be somewhat approachable, as he talked through the fourth wall and joked about the art of selling a scam. He was good but too likable. DeNiro is one of our great acting treasures and his take is nothing nice at all. In fact, it is impossible to like this man. He is evil here, and while one can have some sympathy for Ruth and her sons, the entire tragedy, almost out of Shakespeare, is well done. It bounces around a bit to the past and present, but easy to follow and under the direction of Barry Levinson, moves smartly. But don't watch this if you want a positive evening - hard film indeed. Shot of whiskey portrayal of a monster.


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