Margin Call

R 2011 | 107 mins | Drama
At the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, a large Wall Street investment bank mass fires a number of their employees, including the head of risk management. In 36 hours, the remaining employees discover that their company is in serious financial decline, and do what they can to stop it from escalating any further.

Trailers + Extras

  • This Is It Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) questions his boss, CEO John...
  • History of Capitalism CEO John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) must face the unavoidable...
  • Come Back Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) urges his coworker Seth...
  • For A Reason Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) speaks to his remaining...
  • Hear This Jared Cohen (Simon Baker), Sarah Robertson (Demi Moore),...
  • Sell CEO John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) questions Sam Rogers (Kevin...
  • Bridge Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) talks with his coworker Eric...
  • Elevator Sarah Robertson (Demi Moore) rides in the elevator with...
  • Hookers Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) gives his coworkers a...
  • Margin Call Trailer 1 In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, a Wall Street...


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Top 10 Fun Facts

  1. Long gestation, quick birth: writer/director J.C. Chandor wrote the script in just four days, after carrying the story around in his head for a year and a half.
  2. Casting conundrums: Ben Kingsley, Billy Crudup and Tim Robbins were all interested in roles, but couldn't make their schedules work.
  3. Pinch hitter: Demi Moore stepped in at the last minute to play Sarah Robertson, after Carla Gugino had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict.
  4. Meryl Streep's daughter Grace Gummer was cast as Zachary Quinto's ex-girlfriend, but her scene was cut from the film.
  5. Ooh, sneaky: Jeremy Irons' character is named Tuld, which rhymes with the name of Lehman Brothers CEO Richard S. Fuld.
  6. Prime real estate: most of the film was shot on the 42nd floor of One Penn Plaza, which had been most recently occupied by a trading firm.
  7. Snowy red carpet: the movie made its premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
  8. Ursine accolades: the film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
  9. From frat parties to film premieres: Zachary Quinto produced the film through his company Before the Door Pictures, founded with his Carnegie Mellon classmates Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa.
  10. Woody strikes again: the film was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, but lost out to Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
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