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The Deal (2005)

The Deal

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

June 17, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

107 min.

Studio

Myriad Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Harvey Kahn

Producer

Harvey Kahn, Ruth Epstein, Chris Dorr, Robert Lee

Screenwriter

Ruth Epstein

Starring

Story


In the near future, as war rages in the Middle East and U.S. gas prices top six dollars a gallon, ambitious investment banker Tom Hanson (Christian Slater) finds himself at the center of a $20 billion takeover bid for a Russian oil company. It's a deal some people would kill for - literally, as it turns out. As Tom and an idealistic young associate (Selma Blair) each separately uncover the truth about the transaction, they soon realize that there's far more at stake than money and fossil fuel.

The Deal is a contemporary tale of greed and conscience set in the all-too-real world of corporate corruption, political dirty tricks and multinational crime syndicates. While the action takes place mostly in the executive suites and glittering nightspots of lower Manhattan, the story's tentacles reach around the globe and into the seats of wealth and power from Washington to Moscow to the oil fields of the Persian Gulf.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..winds up being another predictable political thriller whose various twists and turns will hardly come as surprises..”
by Peter Sobczynski [eFilmCritic]
“..comes off as a remarkably dull economics lecture posing as a corporate thriller..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..a big-budget thriller shoved into an indie-sized film..”
by Keith Phipps [The Onion A.V. Club]