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The Billionaire Boys Club [DVD]

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  • Actors: Judd Nelson, Raphael Sbarge, Fredric Lehne, James Karen, Brian McNamara
  • Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Aug. 2009
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002DLUKJ0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,947 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Two-part 1980s American television drama starring Judd Nelson and Ron Silver. A group of wealthy young investment partners led by Joe Hunt (Nelson) conspire to oust wealthy Beverly Hills wheeler dealer Ron Levin (Silver) and take over his dubious money-making projects. But Hunt's appetite for money and revenge leads him to go too far, and he soon finds himself hoist by his own petard.

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Although this made for tv film is over 20 years old, it is riveting to watch. The true story of Joe Hunt,an ambitious and brilliant young man with distorted values climbing the corporate ladder and convincing all those around him to knowingly cross moral boundaries, holds your interest from start to finish. The lead actor "Judd Nelson" is absolutely mesmerizing in every scene. The fact that you even feel some measure of sympathy for him is a true test of his topnotch acting. In my opinion, he should have been nominated for an emmy.
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I recall watching this TV movie in the 80s (when the suits & hair styles looked right) and I became rivetted by the quickly revealed idea of the Club. Unfortunately, this time around I already knew the entire plot and the movie couldn't possibly grip me in the same way. That said, its still a good watch. If you haven't seen the movie before you're very lucky because now you have the opportunity to transplant yourself into Club and shout advice at the TV.
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This film is based on an unique and unusual true case, which I studied a long time before acquiring a film of the crime to watch. It succeeds impressively in conveying the atmosphere of these real events, and it is fascinating to watch and reflect on how a charismatic individual can persuade others to follow him to the extent of partaking in his crimes, yet at the same time their being obliged to grapple with attendant painful inner conflicts of conscience. I found the characters convincing, and I felt as though I were inside the film in a non-detached manner experiencing their lives as though actually present. The individual episode which sticks in my mind the most vividly is when Joe Hunt and his colleagues all drive into the parking lot in their shiny executive cars in order to make their grand entrance. I keep hearing the words in my mind "It would happen only in America!" If you enjoyed Wall Street, you'll enjoy this one.
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I still own, love and watch the original video of this drama first shown on Channel 4 ( in the late 80's. Over 2 nights, which was never repeated. )
All the DVD version does, is give you the option to watch it ALL, 3 hours in total. Or to watch it in 2 parts.
Which is a shame, as it would have been nice to have a bonus feature.
Even if it was something simple as original news articles telling us what happened to the characters who were still on trial, while the film was being made.

It stars Judd Nelson (Best known for : The Breakfast Club & Bad Kids Go to Hell)
and Fredric Lehne (Best Known for : Supernatural & American Horror Stories - Asylum).

(Now the tricky bit. Review it, without spoiling the film or sounding as is if I've just quoted the box.)

The Billionaire Boys Club tells the true story of a group of affluent high school friends who are reintroduced to (Judd Nelson) Joe Hunt, who was once seen as the uncool high school "nerd".
Who has grown in to a manipulative sociopath who uses 'paradox philosophy' to assist him in his ambition to own the richest and most powerful business in the world, with its own hierarchy and social scene. Complete with 1980's hairdos and shoulder pads.
However keeping the cash flowing, can be murder.

- Wow that sounded almost professional !
The box, describes the leading character, Joe Hunt as "a modern day Charles Manson".
Which I suppose is fairly accurate. Although unlike Charles Manson, who dished out orders and was very much a background figurehead, Joe Hunt seems more "hands on".
When describing the murder to one of the group.
He says when one of the characters went to wash his hands it "demonstrative of some form of weekness.
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