Barbarians at the Gate Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Barbarians at the Gate the Movie

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In the "greed is good" financial climate of the '80s, this movie chronicles the $25 billion battle in 1988 for RJR Nabisco, which at the time was working on developing a "smokeless cigarette." Garner is CEO F. Ross Johnson, who is confident that their "smokeless cigarette" will boost the stock's value--until he gets the test-marketing results. Unwilling to risk the product's failure, Johnson decides to buy the company and is challenged by master dealer Kravis (Pryce). Fascinating social commentary on the nastiest mega-deal in history. Based on the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Corporate Shenanigans, Ethics & Morals, Yuppie Nightmares
Larry Gelbart
James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leilani Sarelle Ferrer, Matt Clark, Jeffrey DeMunn
Thomas Del Ruth, Nicholas D. Knowland
Glenn Jordan
Richard Gibbs
Ray Stark, Thomas M. Hammel, HBO Pictures, Rastar Productions, HBO Video

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