Margin Call

Synopsis: A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): J.C. Chandor
Production: Roadside Attractions
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

I was working on something,

but they wouldn't let me finish it.

So, take a look at it.

Be careful.

We're sorry.

The telephone you are calling from

is not in service at this time.


Sarah Robertson.


You shut off my phone?

Eric, I didn't do anything.

F*ck you.

Well, that was fucking hideous.

It's gonna get worse before it gets better.

You think?


You got any Nicorettes?

I'm out of Nicorettes.

Which means in about 10 minutes

I'm going to kill someone.

You all right, Sam?

My dog is dying.

I'm sorry.

Just got off the phone with the vet.

Fucking tumor on her liver.

I was spending, like, $1,000 a day

already just trying to keep her alive.


I don't have a fucking clue

what to do about it.

Well, they're all gone.


How many do we have left?

About 33.

Well, make sure they're all out there.

I've gotta say something.

Yeah, no, they're ready.

They're ready for you.

All right, let's hear it.

You're all still here for a reason.

was just sent home, forever.

We spent the last hour

saying our goodbyes.

They were good people

and they were good at their jobs,

but you were better.

Now they're gone,

they're not to be thought of again.

This is your opportunity.

On every floor of this building

and in every office,

from Hong Kong to London,

the same thing is happening.

By the time we're done,

three of every seven guys who were

standing between you and your boss' job

are gone.

That is your opportunity.

I've been with this place for 34 years,

and I can tell you this is not the last

time that you're gonna go through this.

But you are all survivors.

And that is how this firm, over 107 years,

has continued to grow stronger.

So keep your heads high. Get back to work.

Let's hear it.

Everyone's going out, man.

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