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
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write ten... twelve cheques

before telling them they're overdrawing.

And this creep...

Is making billions off

screwing over people this way.

And I'm getting madder and madder,

and I ask him.

I look him in the face and I say:

How can you sleep at night, knowing...

That you're ripping off working people.

And know what he did...

He left!

He just walks out of the lunch,

doesn't say a word.

What the f*ck is that?

Who's fucked up in that scenario?

Am I?

Or is this douche-bag?

Who leaves me hanging...

Is he the fucked up one?

Trying to make me feel bad about myself!

We have talk about this numerous times

f*ck him! -You can't come in late

and hijack the entire session!

What do you mean, I didn't

hijack the meeting.

Did I hijack this session?


what do you do?

I'm in commodities.

Good luck with that!


I know you've suffered a terrible loss,

do you want to talk about that?

I don't talk about that.

Hold on...

Hold on..

Shit.. Let's take this, sorry!


I don't care Porter...

This guy's whole business is build upon

ripping people off, how long can that last?

Bye everybody!


That's 30 days late, that's 60 days late.

Pay on time.

These fico-scores

they're caught up with their pants...

30 days late...

Loan to value... maybe 5

maybe 90

60 days late, jeez!

I've never heard of that.

30 days late

he hasn't move all day.

He does this every few days.

Hasn't spoken to me since he hired me.

Michael, how are you guy?!

I've put out something

really interesting...

Great Michael, whenever you find something

interesting, we all sit to make money.

What stock are you vowing?

No, no, no no.. I wanna,

I wanna short the housing market.


But the housing market is rock-solid!

Green span just said:

"Bubbles are regional, defaults are rare!"

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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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