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Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Come See Where your Democracy Went
(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"This portrait of Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah, confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue involving Indian casinos, spies, sweatshops, and a mob-style killings, this is a story of the way money corrupts our political process"--Container.
Title: Casino Jack and the United States of money
come see where your democracy went
[videorecording]
Published: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary with directory Alex Gibney ; deleted scenes ; extended interviews ; New York film premiere Q&A with Alex Gibney, Bob Ney, Neil Volz and Adam Kidan ; a conversation with Alex Gibney ; webisodes ; "I'm just a bill" ; Lobbying 101.
Summary: "This portrait of Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah, confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue involving Indian casinos, spies, sweatshops, and a mob-style killings, this is a story of the way money corrupts our political process"--Container.
Local Note: 2
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1323 CAS
Statement of Responsibility: an Alex Gibney Film ; Magnolia Pictures presents, in association with Participant Media & Good, and Jigsaw Productions ; produced by Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood, Zena Barakat ; written and directed by Alex Gibney
Credits: Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; editor, Alison Ellwood ; music, David Robbins.
Performers: Jack Abramoff, William Branner, Tom DeLay, Donn Dunlop, Kevin Henderson.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC, region 1.
Other Language: English dialogue, optional Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Political corruption United States Video recordings. Lobbyists Washington (D.C.) Video recordings. Ney, Robert Video recordings. DeLay, Tom D., 1947- Video recordings. Abramoff, Jack Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Political corruption
Lobbyists
Publisher No: 10313
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Mar 26, 2014
  • retiring_rep rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a remarkable film better than the fictional Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey. Try watching both films back to back to see the difference.

Mar 22, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

And the Seattle connection? (Was a lobbyist in D.C. representing the local Gates law firm. Now why does that name sound so familiar?)

Is this the movie with Kevin Spacey?

Jul 16, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mind blowing! And then after all the intricate scheming, they openly send emails about their shenanagans and wonder why they got caught! Of course, except for Nay, the rest of the Congressional Bride-Takers got off scott free. Which is why this will continue ad naueum.

Aug 08, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Interesting documentary about how greed and money messed up the democracy process.

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Documentary of the infamous Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, now the subject of a film featuring Kevin Spacey.

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