Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Last Days of Lehman Brothers

CNBC will air "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers" this coming Friday.

Indeed, they'll be running it all evening, in accord with the cable imperative that anything worth broadcasting at all is worth broadcasting a thousand times.

The movie was first aired on BBC last September, a year after the dramatic events portrayed. Here's a YouTube clip, portraying Hank Paulson in a philosophical mood.

I love the viewers' comments beneath that clip, too. What a combined reflection of the Zeitgeist they are.

Cast? Glad you asked.

Corey Johnson plays Dick Fuld, chairman and CEO of Lehman.

James Cromwell plays Hank Paulson, whom you saw in the YouTube clip, talking about the fall of Rome, or the European empires, and now of "us."

Michael Landes plays a fictional character, Zach, an aid to Fuld who also delivers the voiceover narration.

It isn't an A-list cast, but a respectable one. Landes is best known for having played Jimmy Olson in "Lois and Clark" in the early 1990s.

Anyway: Happy viewing.


Anonymous said...

So...who were the rest of the cast?
Particularly who played John Thain and Ken Lewis and Lloyd Blankfein and John Mack?

Christopher said...

Full cast list is here: