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Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

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Alex Gibney

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Alex Gibney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Abramoff ... Himself - Lobbyist (archive footage)
Melanie Sloan Melanie Sloan ... Herself - Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Nina Easton ... Herself - Author, Gang of Four
Dana Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher ... Himself - Representative, California
Thomas Frank ... Himself - Author, The Wrecking Crew
J. Michael Waller J. Michael Waller ... Himself - Director, Institute of World Politics
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Himself - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Grover Norquist ... Himself - Republican Activist (archive footage)
Jonas Savimbi Jonas Savimbi ... Himself - UNITA Rebel Leader, Angola (archive footage)
Lewis E. Lehrman Lewis E. Lehrman ... Himself - Financier, The Democratic International (archive footage) (as Lewis Lehrman)
Neil Volz Neil Volz ... Himself - Former Chief of Staff to Rep. Bob Ney
Bob Ney Bob Ney ... Himself - Representative, Ohio
Susan Schmidt Susan Schmidt ... Herself - Former Reporter, The Washington Post
Robert G. Kaiser Robert G. Kaiser ... Himself - Author, So Damn Much Money
Peter Fitzgerald Peter Fitzgerald ... Himself - Senator, Illinois
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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

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Come See Where Your Democracy Went See more »

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casino Jack & the United States of Money See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,234, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$176,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,865
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Who was part of the filming crew who is related to Nicky Scarfo Jr, but goes by a different name? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Abramoff: [in an e-mail message to Alex Gibney] Why would you want to make a documentary? No one watches documentaries. You should make an action film!
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Features Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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I Smell a Rat
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eye-opening exhaustive doc on corrupt politics
18 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In Fort Lauderdale 2001, Greek tycoon Gus Boulis, who runs SunCruz casino ships, is gunned down. This is the beginning of the end for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He has built a career coning native groups, corrupted politics, and backslapping all the way to the highest level of Republican officials.

This is an exhaustive look at one of the reasons why American politics is so corrupt and how it has ingrained into the system. It is also a fascinating look at Abramoff's personality. Without a doubt, this is definitely ignored or panned by the political right. The big question for this two hour long documentary is whether the story is understandable and compelling. This is a simple to understand story. The story is eye-opening. It is compelling for anybody who wants to know what is going on.


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