Inside Job – The Documentary that Cost $20,000,000,000,000 to Produce

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.


INSIDE JOB Official Trailer


This film attempts to provide a comprehensive portrayal of an extremely important and timely subject: the worst financial crisis since the Depression, which continues to haunt us via Europe’s debt problems and global financial instability. It was a completely avoidable crisis; indeed for 40 years after the reforms following the Great Depression, the United States did not have a single financial crisis. However, the progressive deregulation of the financial sector since the 1980s gave rise to an increasingly criminal industry, whose “innovations” have produced a succession of financial crises. Each crisis has been worse than the last; and yet, due to the industry’s increasing wealth and power, each crisis has seen few people go to prison. In the case of this crisis, nobody has gone to prison, despite fraud that caused trillions of dollars in losses. I hope that the film, in less than two hours, will enable everyone to understand the fundamental nature and causes of this problem. It is also my hope that, whatever political opinions individual viewers may have, that after seeing this film we can all agree on the importance of restoring honesty and stability to our financial system, and of holding accountable those to destroyed it.

Charles Ferguson, the founder of Representational Pictures and the director of Inside Job, is a filmmaker, writer, and political scientist. A native of San Francisco, California, Ferguson obtained a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and a Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T. in 1989. Following his Ph.D., Ferguson was a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. for three years, focusing on interactions between high technology, globalization, and government policy, and frequently consulting to U.S. government agencies including the White House staff, the Defense Department, and the U.S. Trade Representative. Then from 1992 to 1994 Ferguson was an independent consultant to high technology companies including Apple, Xerox, Motorola, Intel, and Texas Instruments. In 1994 Ferguson founded Vermeer Technologies, a software company which developed FrontPage, the first end-user Web site development tool, which he sold to Microsoft in 1996. Subsequently he spent several years as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a visiting scholar at M.I.T. and U.C., Berkeley.

In mid-2005, Ferguson formed Representational Pictures and began production of his first film, No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq, which premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2007. No End In Sight won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, the Best Documentary prizes of the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics circles, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Ferguson has authored several books including High Stakes, No Prisoners: A Winner’s Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars, and Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World (co-authored with Charles Morris).

How Deregulation and the Evolution of Wall Street Culture Led to the Financial Crisis
A chronological re-ordering of the events and arguments of INSIDE JOB… Scroll down to page 16 in press kit below.



Inside Job – The Documentary that Cost $20,000,000,000,000 to Produce
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7 Responses to “Inside Job – The Documentary that Cost $20,000,000,000,000 to Produce”
  1. This sounds very interesting, but how come almost no one has been prosecuted for these crimes? Are the prosecutors too busy or are they just looking the other way?

    If the United States is a government of, by and for the people, why do we have to beg a prosecutor to prosecute crimes committed against us? Could it be that the powers provided for the people to hold government accountable have been usurped and that even the knowledge of these powers has been censored?

    The Constitution provided us with the means to control the government, but the two most powerful means for holding the government accountable have been stolen. If you want to know what those two means of controlling our government are and how those in government get away with violating our rights and ignoring our wishes, see Why Does the Government Ignore Our Wishes? at and don’t miss my short speech.

    If you take a look, you’ll learn why those in power get away with violating our rights, abusing their power, and committing horrible crimes. My article on torture includes a link to the U.S. Supreme Court case which explains how one of our stolen rights makes the difference between justice and injustice, between freedom and slavery.

  2. foreseeyer says:

    Finally, the root origins of your foreclosure is being revealed.


    Hire a competant, qualified foreclosure defense attorney and seek DISCOVERY! Play to win, not just postpone.

  3. jerry jurden says:


    I have been living this Hell now for a long long time. Stop and go back to our documented history and find
    in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence our founding fathers brought forth a Government for the people, and by the people were protected by these drafted documents. Since the New Era deal our Constitution with those laws have become a evolving Constitution one of what ever the Courts want to change they just change .Politics as usual the end justifies the means . Money speaks and the people like sheep follow to slaughter.

    Help wake us up should be our prayers and “Remember a government was formed for the people, by the people and that Government when it needs to be done away with it is up to the people to provide that service by removing it ” Jerry Jurden I love my country I would die for it . Now ask what you can do for your country and agree to do it .

  4. This needs to be a MANDATORY MUST SEE for ALL in the JUDICIAL BRANCH!!!

  5. smallz says:

    Awwwwww Sheeeyaaaat. I hope he put MERS in there.

  6. Anderw says:

    This is gonna scare the wits out of the masses.

    I hope some will be awakened by this.

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