American Casino (film)

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American Casino
American Casino.jpg
Directed by Leslie Cockburn
Produced by Andrew Cockburn
Leslie Cockburn
Tao Ruspoli
Written by Andrew Cockburn
Leslie Cockburn
Music by Amotion
B. Dazzle
Kojo Hotflow
Edited by Peter Eliscu
Table Rock Films
Distributed by Argot Pictures
Release date
  • May 2, 2009 (2009-05-02) (Tribeca)
  • August 14, 2009 (2009-08-14) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $46,514

American Casino is a 2009 documentary film about the American subprime mortgage crisis. It is directed and produced by Leslie Cockburn with Andrew Cockburn as co-producer.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on May 2, 2009, and opened at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on August 21 and at the Film Forum in New York City on September 2. The film features Phil Gramm, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke, Henry Waxman, Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon, and financial writer Mark Pittman. As of September 29, 2009 the film has grossed $23,974.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Variety called the documentary a "searing expose"[2] and Slant magazine described it as "revelatory."[3]


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