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.
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
Continuity 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
Miscellaneous 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
Miscellaneous When in Vegas, there is a man walking in the background holding a Bud Light Platinum, which was not released until 2012
Miscellaneous 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
Miscellaneous 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
Miscellaneous 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
Miscellaneous Steve Carell's character was wearing Rolex watch model 116610 which wasn't introduced until 2010
Miscellaneous 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
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