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Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Directed by Alex Gibney
Produced by Bill Banowsky
Mark Cuban
Benjamin Goldhirsh
Jeff Skoll
Todd Wagner
Diane Weyermann
Written by Alex Gibney
Music by David Robbins
Cinematography Maryse Alberti
Edited by Alison Ellwood
Production
company
Jigsaw Productions
Participant Media
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 2010 (2010-01) (Sundance)
  • May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) (United States)
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $176,865

Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a 2010 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney.

Synopsis

The film focuses on the career of Washington, D.C. lobbyist, businessman, and con man[1] Jack Abramoff, who was involved in a massive corruption scandal that led to the conviction of himself, two Bush White House officials, Rep. Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and congressional staffers. Abramoff was convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion in 2006[2] and of trading expensive gifts, meals and sports trips in exchange for political favors.[3] As of December 2010 Abramoff has completed his prison sentence.[4]

Contributors

References

  1. ^ Kojo Nnamdi, Alex Gibney, Bob Ney, Neil Volz "Casino Jack" WAMU-FM April 29, 2010
  2. ^ Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Will Help in Corruption Probe
  3. ^ US lobbyist jailed for corruption
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/15/AR2010121506963.html

External links

  • Official website
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money at the Internet Movie Database
  • , June 13, 2010Casino Jack and the United States of Money interview with Alex Gibney about Q&AC-SPAN
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