The Big Short (2016)

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When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell

Crew: Adam McKay (Director), Barry Ackroyd (Director of Photography), Nicholas Britell (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 07 Jan 2016 (Malaysia), 21 Jan 2016 (Singapore)

Tagline: This is a true story

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Did you know? This film cast includes four Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Melissa Leo', Marisa Tomei' and Brad Pitt; and two Oscar nominees: Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. Read More
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as Ben Rickert
as Michael Burry
as Jared Vennett
as Mark Baum
as Margot Robbie
Special Appearance
as Kathy Tao
as 11-year-old Michael Burry
as Dan Detone
as Bank of America Executive
as Shirtless Guy
as Clothing Boutique Clerk
as Burry's Analyst
as Banking Professional
as Office Worker
as Anthony Bourdain
as Convention Banker
as Therapy Businessman #1
as Coach
as Mortgage Broker #2
as Real Estate Agent #2
as Second Bear Rep
as Bond Trader
as Burry's Dad
as Mr. Chau
as Investor
as Mark's Mom
as Tattooed Man's Son
as Lewis Bond Trader #1
as Businessman
as B of A Lobby Security
as Nicolas Burry
as Kisser
as Crying Lehmann Bros employee
as Analyst
as Burry's Assistant - Lewis
as Guy in Game Jersey
as Analysts
as Pub Goer #1
as Rabbi
as Hotel Guest / Business Professional
as Barclays Bank professional
as Casino Hig Roller Gambler
as Montage Lehman Rep
as Banker
as Journalist
as Jamie Shipley
as Deutsche Sales Rep #2
as Bond Trader
as Porter Collins
as Lewis Bond Trader #2
as Dancer
as Cocktail Waitress
as Analyst
as Noah
as Lawrence Fields' Assistant
as Lehman Executive
as Casino Patron
as Michael Burry's Wife
as Casino Patron
as Fields' Lawyer
as Fired Employee
as Casino Patron
as Montage Goldman Sachs Rep
as Matt Wright
as Bond Trader
as Deutsche Sales Rep #1
as Wall Street Journal Reporter
as Chris
as Journalist
as Vinny Daniel
as Mortgage Broker
as Cab Driver
as Merrill Lynch Trader
as Charlie Geller
as Seminar Leader
as Casino Patron
as Banker at Goldman Sachs
as Lawyer
as Club Dancer
as Front Point Receptionist
as Evie
as Real Estate Agent #1
as Front Point Receptionist
as Host
as Therapist
as Attractive Manhattan Professional
as News Reporter
as Casey
as Diner Waitress
as Merrill Lynch Trader
as Exotic Dancer
as Cynthia Baum
as Journalist
as Mortgage Broker #1
as Georgia Hale
as Businessman at Casino
as Angry Guy on the Phone
as Banker 1979
as 35 to 1 Guy
as Banker in Deutsche Auditorium
as Analyst / Investment Banker
as Analyst
as Investor
as Woman at Party
as Tattooed Renter
as Banker
as Lehman Brothers Banker
as Pub Goer #2
as Paul Baum
as Danny Moses
as Goldman Sachs Quant
as Richard Thaler
as Spin Class Instructor
as Realtor
as Investor
as Sales Manager
as Pilot / Analyst
as Trader at Night Club
as Caesar's Palace Pool Girl
as Hedge Fund Manager
as Swimmer
as Deutsche Sales Rep in VIP
as Woman at Casino
as Michael Burry's Mom
as Goldman Sachs Executive
as Sound Guy
as Therapy Businessman #2
as Woman in Glasses
as Seminar Greeter
as Ted Jiang
as Dancer
as Swimmer
as Lehman Employee
as Analyst
as Bruce Miller the Bull
as Lawrence Fields
as Doug from Goldman Sachs
as Goldman Sachs Sales Rep
as Martin Blaine


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Executive Producer
Production Supervisor
Unit Production Manager
Production Assistant
Production Coordinator
Assistant Production Coordinator


Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor
Comic Book Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Key Grip
Camera Operator


Music Director
Music Editor


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Sound Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Art Director
Set Decorator
Prop Master
Assistant Art Director
Assistant Props Master


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer
Costume Assistant


First Assistant Editor


Location Manager

Marketing and Public Relations

Graphic Designer

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist


Transportation Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
ARRICAM Lite (LT), Canon EOS-C500, Panaflex Millenium XL2, Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
This is a true story
Factual Mistake
In the Las Vegas scene, the conference is taking place in January. Characters are seen at the outdoor pool at Caesars, however Las Vegas pools are not open in January. They typically open in the beginning of May

Factual Mistake
On the ticker tape RAD (Rite Aid) is shown trading 1.00, up 1.01 on the day, which is impossible

Errors in Geography
The interior of the Black Horse pub (supposedly in England) has Newcastle Brown Ale available as a draft beer. Newcastle Brown is not sold on draft in England, suspect the interiors were shot in America, although the exterior shots look authentically English

When Burry finishes brushing his teeth, he has water spots on his shirt. When he sits down to continue his phone conversation, the water spots are gone

The new promo picture of cast members sitting around table in conference has them sitting in the iconic award winning Herman Miller Sayl chair which was not introduced until 3 years after the 2008 financial crisis the movie is based on

When in Vegas, there is a man walking in the background holding a Bud Light Platinum, which was not released until 2012

In the scene with Selena Gomez, in the background you will see a man in a Golden State Warriors jersey. The jersey is in a style that was released in 2014, though the movie is set in 2007 at this point. Also, the jersey is #11, who is Klay Thompson. Kay would have been 16/17 at this point in time, thus still in high school

Various scenes for 2005 through 2008 showed "Empire Gold" variations of the New York State license plate. Empire Gold plates were not issued until 2010; The standard at that time was blue and white

At the Las Vegas conference, the new logo of 'EY' is shown in the background amongst the stalls in the meeting hall. This wasn't introduced till 2013

Steve Carell's character was wearing Rolex watch model 116610 which wasn't introduced until 2010

When Mark talks to his wife on the phone, we can see a bus stop ad for the television show "Stitchers", which wasn't created till 2015

Errors in Geography
While the guys are exploring one of the abandoned homes in Miami, a Ralphs Grocery Store circular is visible in the pile of junk mail. Ralphs are only found in Southern California.

Factual Mistake
In the flashback scene of Burry playing football as a child, the officials are wearing the black pants which weren't commonplace until the mid-2000s. This scene is supposed to have taken place in the late 1980s.
Author Michael Lewis revealed in an interview that Paramount, the studio distributing the film, allowed director and screen writer Adam McKay to make this film only if he agreed to make a sequel to Anchorman.

First film directed by Adam McKay not starring Will Ferrell.

This will be Adam McKay's first time directing a drama

Second collaboration between Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei & Steve Carell. The three first starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011).

This film cast includes four Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Melissa Leo', Marisa Tomei' and Brad Pitt; and two Oscar nominees: Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Gosling's first appearance in a film after announcing his "break" from acting in March of 2013.

An assistant counsel for the Department of Financial Services played one of the extras in the scene.

The production crew recreated the offices of failed investment firm Lehman Brothers in the lobby of the New York State Department of Financial Services in Manhattan.

This will be the second Plan B project starring _Jeremy Strong. The first project was Selma (2014).

Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez have a cameo in the movie.

There is a cameo of the real Michael Burry in the office scene
Filming Start Date:
18 Mar 2015