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Rogue Trader

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Rogue Trader

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Rogue Trader Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel (1999, Miramax, 97 mins., R) How one man’s hubris could singlehandedly destroy one of the world’s oldest banks was hard to comprehend when Barings Bank collapsed in 1995, making a wanted man out of futures trader Nick Leeson. And it’s not any easier to understand here in writer-director James Dearden’s jargon-heavy, straight-to-cable chronicle of Leeson (appropriately played with naive ambition by the always-smooth McGregor) and his meteoric rise from plasterer’s son to billion-dollar-trading, then -losing, broker. Vid renters without business degrees should stick to Wall Street. Reel Goodies (1:18) In a dream, Leeson owns up to his staggering losses, making his superiors literally sick. The Last Detail Dearden wrote Fatal Attraction. C+

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