- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 16, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - English, French - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/17/2005
"[The script] is crammed with insider jargon that makes the business side of the movie sound both credible and mystifying."
Producer Harvey Kahn (ROW YOUR BOAT) takes a turn at directing in this star-powered thriller set in the near future. A war in the Middle East has made gas prices skyrocket, and investment banker Tom Hanson (Christian Slater, VERY BAD THINGS) is approached to investigate a deal to take over a huge Russian oil company. As it becomes increasingly clear that there are some shady dealings going on--though obfuscation on exactly what may stem from writer and former Goldman-Sachs employee Ruth Epstein's familiarity with overly-technical matters--Tom succeeds in hiring a new recruit, the ecologically-minded Abby (Selma Blair, HELLBOY). Love blossoms, but is interrupted by the appearance of femme fatale Anna (Angie Harmon, LAW & ORDER), who seduces him. Ultimately, however, Tom begins to realize both the implications of the deal with which he is enmeshed, as well as the true intentions of his new paramour.