The Big Short

Synopsis: Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the f
Director(s): Adam McKay
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 79 nominations.
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130 min

you were playing saying great son,

even heard the coach say it!

Can we just go home?

All social interf.. Actions

are awkward for me and for the... person

even when I try to compliment...

It somehow... it comes out wrong...

You have a very nice haircut,

you do it yourself?

Huh, what?

No, I eh...

I'm sorry... please...


I'm going on and on.

My wife told me I need to share more.

That seems healthy.

So .. I get the job?

I really think I could help you fund.


Yeah... sure!

You're David!...

David... great!

I guess I'll go find a desk. Is there

anything you want me to work on for start?

Eh... yeah.

You could let me know later!

s D... d... d... did ya... did you/s

think it was strange when...


The tech-bubble burst in 2001

and the housing market in San-Jose.

Tech-capitol of the world...

Went up...

It's strange...

No, no!

It's housing...

Housing is always stable... low-risk.

That's the idea... yeah.

I want you to get me...

The... eh... Top-20 selling mortgage bonds

so, you want to know

what the top-20 selling mortgage bonds are?

No, no, no, I want to know

what mortgages are in each one

- what.. Wait...

- Aren't those mortgages made up of

wait... aren't those bonds made up of

thousands and thousands of mortgages?


Right away, Dr. Burris.

Nice guy... all day long.

Hmm.. Ask anyone... Hmm,

pleasure to work with.

The second my son screws up,


You'll hang it to him...

Just like my dad did to me.

You hear the words that are

coming out of my mouth.

Sorry I'm late, no cabs!


so get this...

I met with this retail banker yesterday..

I'm supposed to be getting

him to invest in a fund,

instead, I start drilling him

about overdraft analysis

and how his bank will let customers

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Charles Randolph

Charles Randolph is an American screenwriter and producer for film and television. Randolph was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a cultural studies and philosophy professor. At age 33, Randolph spent a weekend in Los Angeles giving lectures at the University of Southern California. From a chance meeting with someone who worked for the Farrelly brothers, Randolph was inspired to attempt screenwriting.Randolph is married to Israeli actress Mili Avital, with whom he has two children. more…

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