Con Man

Synopsis: The story of Barry Minkow, a young charismatic business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Bruce Caulk
Production: Insomnia Media Group
100 min

Get him! Get him!


You're going down.

Set. Hike.


Did that hurt?

Get up, you ain't no

carpet king, you're a queen.

Get up!


Get up, man.

I think his nose is broke.

You can get him for me.

Finish this thing off.

You gonna finish the game.

Next touchdown wins, we

got the ball, so you man up.

I'm a little banged up here.

You know why you got

25 years?

Yeah, because I refused

to testify

against anybody whose

last name ended in a vowel.

No, you got 25 years

because you're a quitter.

When things get tough, you

look for shortcuts. You quit.

You quit on your family,

you quit on your friends,

you quit on God.

And that's because

you ain't got no heart.

Yeah, that's right,

I called you a quitter.

What you gonna do about it?

If that don't sit well

with you, prove me wrong.

Barry Minkow, for once in your

life, don't take a shortcut.

Take the pain and help

this team win.

Well, you know, I think we're

all born with certain genes.

I think

Barry was missing one.

It's got to be something

deep-seated in Barry.

Barry did what he did. I mean,

nobody really put him up to it.

Barry could convince

anybody of anything,

and he was very,

very good at it.

From the moment

he shook my hand...

He's a sociopath.

I thought this was

the entrepreneur of the year.

He was almost incapable

of not lying.

And, you know,

I give him credit for this

tremendous scam

that he pulled at that time.

He had so much charisma...

I've never seen anybody

like Barry.

...that you believed

everything. Everything.

He could sell ice to Eskimos.

Barry reinvented himself.

You know, for a young guy, it was

pretty amazing what he pulled off.

He didn't want

his lights turned off.

He didn't want to be his dad.

- Hey, pally boy.

- Hey, Pop.

How'd you do today?

Ah, not bad.

Outfitted the YMCA down the street

with a half a dozen gym fans.

Half a dozen?

Good thing it gets hot

in the Valley, huh?

That's pretty good, right?

Let me give you

some advice, kiddo.

Never work for somebody else

if you can help it.

Now get in the house

and wash up.



Go away.

My commission check

is gonna be larger this week.

Enough to pay

the gas bill?

It'll be fine.

Mom said no MTV.


Knock it off!

Shut up.

What are you talking

about? I'm doing the best I can.

They do this every night.

When is this going to stop?

When someone in this family figures

outhow to earn some real money.

That was it. He wanted

to make money and that was it.

He wanted millions.

That's what drove him.

He wanted the girls.

He wanted people

to love and adore him.

And the girls only wanted

you if you had a red Ferrari.

Hi, Mindy.



I'm telling you, man,

I'm making things change.

That so, big guy?

Yeah, that's so.

Check it out.

When'd that happen?

That's five days a week

for three months at the gym.

See, look, I might not have

Matt Maple's money.

I can't throw a football

like Bobby Biddelo.

No. But I can look like Lou Ferrigno.

I'm going after

the three Ps, Mikey.

What are the three Ps?

Position plus possession

equals popularity.

I'm gonna build a new Barry.

Well, how's all this

supposed to happen?

I'm gonna start a business,

I'm gonna keep working out,

I'm gonna make a ton of money

and then I'm gonna have

everything that I want.

He wanted to be a star.

It could have been

a fabulous story.

Barry! Get to it!

See, the way it goes is you

work off your membership fee

by working off

your membership fee.

Hi, Mom.

Excuse me, could you just

hold on for one second.

I'll be right back with you.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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