Chasing Madoff

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Chasing Madoff
Chasing Madoff.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jeff Prosserman
Produced by Jeff Prosserman
Jeff Sackman
Randy Mains
Starring Bernie Madoff
Harry Markopolos
Music by David Fluery[1]
Release date
  • August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
Running time
91 min.[2]
Country United States
Language English

Chasing Madoff is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Jeff Prosserman. The film is based on the book by Harry Markopolos.


The film chronicles how Harry Markopolos and his associates spent ten years of investigation in an attempt to expose Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

The film implies that the systemic problems exposed in the movie have not changed. Indeed, it is far harder for a fraud victim to prevail. In 2009, the Supreme Court required a plaintiff to establish his claim before any disclosure is required by the defendant. Labels and conclusions" and "a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of action" will not suffice.[3] Thus, correct statements about fraud, when not supported by appropriate documentation, will lead to a dismissal of the claim. Absent supporting documentation, the culprit is presumed to be telling the truth and the victim to be lying or mistaken.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46% based on 39 reviews, and an average rating of 5.8/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6] Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ rating.[2]


  1. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (12 August 2011). "Chasing Madoff: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Gleiberman, Owen (26 August 2011). "Chasing Madoff". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007).
  4. ^ a b c d e "Cast". Choen Media (Flash Website, ergo need to search for ref). Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chasing Madoff (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Chasing Madoff Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 

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