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Release Date: August 21, 2009Running Time: 89 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $50,876.00
Genre: Documentary

Leslie Cockburn
Leslie Cockburn
Andrew Cockburn
Tao Ruspoli

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Investigative reporters Leslie and Andrew Cockburn take on the biggest economic crisis of our lifetime: the sub-prime mortgage meltdown that has caused more than a million Americans to lose their homes. They interview Wall Street wizards who are as nervous about revealing their identity as any mobster in the witness protection program. They put a human face on the victims of bankers who targeted minority communities with no income verification loans, adjustable rates and complex language that even the pros can't fathom. Out of this mess, the filmmakers build a case against those who used government deregulation to make a fortune for the few and create havoc for the many.