"Margin Call" is a movie set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry that is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during the first 24-hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Writer/director J.C. Chandor's enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future.

The cast includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell. With Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci.

"Margin Call" is a Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions and Benaroya Pictures presentation of a Before the Door production. The movie is written and directed by J.C. Chandor. The behind-the-scenes team includes costume designer Caroline Duncan, production designer John Paino, editor Pete Beaudreau and director of photography Frank DeMarco. Original music is by Nathan Larson. Casting is by Bernard Telsey and Tiffany Little Canfield. The line producer is Susan Leber, the co-producer is Anna Gerb, and the executive producers are Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister, Jason Blum, Kirk D'Amico, Randy Manis, Anthony Gudas, Michael Corso and Rose Ganguzza. Producers are Joe Jenckes, Robert Ogden Barnum, Corey Moosa, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson and Zachary Quinto.


Genre: Drama
Runtime: 107 mins.
Release Date: October 21, 2011
Tagline: Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Production Companies:
Benaroya Pictures
Before the Door

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