Casino Jack and the United States of Money

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  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Trailer

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    1/23/10

    The trailer for Casino Jack and the United States of Money. 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 with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation's capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians' desperate need to get elected-and the millions of dollars it costs-may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy. Infuriating, yet undeniably fun to watch, Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a saga of greed and corruption with a cynical villain audiences will love to hate.moreless
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 4 - Citizens, Unite

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    1/23/10

    In a webisode promoting his film Casino Jack and the United States of Money, a documentary about disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, director Alex Gibney takes on the Supreme Court's recent decision undoing laws that restricted corporate spending on campaign advertisements -- allowing "super-sized" corporate citizens undue influence on elections. "Thanks to the Supreme Court," says the narrator, "these super-sized citizens have the same rights to political speech as your average Joe."moreless
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 5 - Meeting Jack Abramoff

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    1/23/10

    In a webisode promoting his film Casino Jack and the United States of Money, he talks about visiting super lobbyist Jack Abramof in prison.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 2: I Wanna Be A Baller

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    1/23/10

    The second webisode for Casino Jack and the United States of Money with Bob Ney talking about his prison time.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 3: A Spoonful of Sugar

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    1/23/10

    The third webisode for Casino Jack and the United States of Money which takes a look how money has corrupted politics.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Meet the Artists

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    1/23/10

    An interview with Alex Gibney, the Director of Casino Jack and the United States of Money which will premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Also, the first small bits of the film are shown.moreless
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 6: The Tea Party

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    1/23/10

    A webisode from Casino Jack and the United States of Money analyzing the tea party.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Bill Becomes Law

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    1/23/10

    A parody from Casino Jack and the United States of Money of how a Bill becomes a Law.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Clip: Fire Up the Jet

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    1/23/10

    Documentary looks at the phrase, "Fire up the jet, baby." The phrase refers to a campaign involving Indian tribes.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Clip: Opening Sequence

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    1/23/10

    Watch the opening sequence to the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money.
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money Webisode 1: Money, Money, Money

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    1/23/10

    The new ad for the KFC's "Double Down" -- a "sandwich" of two pieces of fried chicken flanking bacon, cheese and thousand island dressing -- ends with the slogan "UNTHINK!" Goldman Sachs couldn't have said it any better. Thinking about slimming down the power of the financial sector? UNTHINK! Thinking about trying to prevent another global economic heart attack? UNTHINK! On a day when President Obama is trying to encourage the investment banks to "join us" on planet Earth, Goldman and the others are busy clogging the arteries of government with their own version of "double down": massive amounts of cash to prevent any financial reform. UNTHINK! Goldman, CitiCorp, Bank of America, JP Morgan and John Mack's Morgan Stanley -- along with the Chamber of Commerce -- have all doubled down on their their bets, er, contributions to Congress and Congressional PACs in anticipation of possible legislation regarding derivatives and - gasp - consumer protections. Texas Senator John Cornyn has been camped out in New York trying to fill the coffers of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee All of this bears an eerie similarity to events described in my film, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," about Jack Abramoff, lobbying and the influence of money in Washington, D.C. With this blog, we are releasing the first in a series of "flash forward" videos on the enduring value of the Abramoff story. Though he was a piker in comparison to the lobbyists from PharMa or Wall Street, Jack's tale lives on through the growing role of money in our democracy. Want to reform Wall Street? UNTHINK!moreless
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money

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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 with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation's capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians' desperate need to get elected -- and the millions of dollars it costs -- may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy. Infuriating, yet undeniably fun to watch, CASINO JACK is a saga of greed and corruption with a cynical villain audiences will love to hate.moreless