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August (2008)

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August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Austin Chick

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Hartnett ... Tom Sterling
Naomie Harris ... Sarrah
Adam Scott ... Joshua Sterling
Robin Tunney ... Melanie Hanson
Andre Royo ... Dylan Gottschalk
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Morela Sterling
Laila Robins ... Ottmar Peevo
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Nancy Sterling
Alan Cox ... Barton
David Bowie ... Cyrus Ogilvie
Rip Torn ... David Sterling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremy Bobb ... Suit #3 (Mason Neuberger)
Jason Calacanis Jason Calacanis ... Himself
Joie Chen Joie Chen ... Newscaster (voice)
Athena Currey Athena Currey ... Girl in Bathroom
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Storyline

Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It's gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side. It's August, 2001, less than a month before they can sell their shares and, perhaps, make lots of money. But the company is running out of cash, its main client is stalling, and share values are falling. For Tom to maintain the firm's appearance, he must find cash: investors could rescue him, but at a high cost of his potential wealth and company control. Tom goes to his brother for a loan. At the same time, an old flame, Sarrah, comes back to the city. Can Tom hold things together, bravura and all? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Excess breeds success. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2009 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

August See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,092, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$12,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,636
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in August 2001. See more »

Connections

Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Warren Fischer, Casey Spooner
Performed by Fischerspooner (as Fisherspooner)
Courtesy of Fischerspooner
Under exclusive license to Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Excellent Movie Deserves More Praise
29 September 2008 | by I-Sense-A-PlotSee all my reviews

Watched this movie online on Netflix last night. Strange, the movie was released theatrically July 11,2008 but is not only already on DVD but can be watched instantly on Netflix.

So not only are movies straight to video but straight to instant viewing. Fine by me. Terrific movie. Critically panned though. Neither critics or fans understood the product this imploding .com company was selling or the fact that the product didn't matter. The plot in August is beset by ominious news stories preceeding "fall".

I thought the movie was terrific. I got it. The scene with David Bowie was SUPERB. I can't tell you enough about his character and the "nose bleed" he gives the protagonist - which comes down to the whole point of the movie and what's important in life. Also important is... the people you crush when rise to the top, you'll see on the way down when you fall. Or however the expression goes. In other words, PLAY NICE.

Analysis: Recommend


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