Casino Jack and the United States of Money

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Casino Jack and the United States of Money
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Directed byAlex Gibney
Produced byBill Banowsky
Mark Cuban
Benjamin Goldhirsh
Jeff Skoll
Todd Wagner
Diane Weyermann
Written byAlex Gibney
Music byDavid Robbins
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byAlison Ellwood
Jigsaw Productions
Participant Media
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • January 2010 (2010-01) (Sundance)
  • May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) (United States)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$176,865

Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a 2010 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney.


The film focuses on the career of Washington, D.C. lobbyist, businessman, and con man[1] Jack Abramoff, who was involved in a massive corruption scandal that led to the conviction of himself, two Bush White House officials, Rep. Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and congressional staffers. Abramoff was convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion in 2006[2] and of trading expensive gifts, meals and sports trips in exchange for political favors.[3] As of December 2010 Abramoff has completed his prison sentence.[4]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 65 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Casino Jack's subject matter is enraging, but in the hands of director Alex Gibney, it's also well-presented and briskly entertaining."[5]


  1. ^ Kojo Nnamdi, Alex Gibney, Bob Ney, Neil Volz "Casino Jack" WAMU-FM April 29, 2010
  2. ^ Forsythe, Michael (2006-01-03). "Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Will Help in Corruption Probe (Update4)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ "Americas | US lobbyist jailed for corruption". BBC News. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. ^ "After prison, the next step". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ "Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 16, 2018.

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