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

Tell em I'll be there in a minute

say again!


Greenspan's wrong!

Look, I don't think you mean to do this,

but eh..

Sometimes you sound very

dismissive and superior.

It's a fact, Greenspans wrong.

I don't know how if you want your thr...

Look, Michael...

Metro capitol backed you four years ago

when you were a doctor with a

dinky wet page

and some inheritance money,

we've all done very well, look...

Why don't you just stick with stocks...

You know me...

I, I, I, I,

I look for value,

wherever it can be found.

The fact is

that these mortgage backed securities

are filled with extremely risky

sub-prime adjustable rates.

And when the majority of these

adjustable rates kick in... in '07

they will begin to fail

and if they fail above 15 percent

the whole bond is worthless.

Michael, just take a beat,

we'll talk about this later!

Lawrence please, don't patronize me,

if... it .. Is...

Mortgage backed securities,

sub-prime loans, tranches...

Is pretty confusing right?

Doesn't it make you feel bored...

Or stupid...

Well... it's supposed to.

Wall-street loves to use

confusing terms, to

make you think only they

can do what they do.

Or even better...

For you just to leave them the f*ck alone.

So... here's Margot Robbie

in a bubble-bath to explain.

Basically, Lewis

rainieri's mortgage bonds

were amazingly profitable

for the big banks.

But then they ran out of

mortgages to put in them.

After all, there are only

so many homes and so many

people with good enough

jobs to buy them... right?

So the banks started filling these

bonds with riskier and riskier mortgages

thank you Henry

that way, they can keep that

profit machine churning right?

By the way, these risky

mortgages are called: Sub-prime.

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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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