Always thought bernie madoff was an amoral sleazeball. Wednesday and thursday, he was an amoral narcissist whose one trick was cashing in what he cynically saw as the greed of others. For example my husband and his coworkers worked at a oppenheimer funds which had a hedge fund heavily invested in madoff. Academy awardwinning actor richard dreyfuss stars as bernie madoff, with emmy and tony awardwinning actress blythe danner as his wife. Dreyfuss is perfect as amoral, slimy ponzi schemer in abc. Hes currently in the federal pen and eligible for parole in 2039, shortly after he turns 100. Abc has unveiled the first trailer from madoff, which examines how madoff lured so many investors, the downfall of his madoff securities and the impact that it had on his family.
Abc has signed richard dreyfuss to play bernie madoff in a miniseries coming to the network later this year. It not only shows what people of madoffs enterprise inside were thinkingdoing, but also the people who invested all of their money, the investigators, and the observers worldwide were thinkingdoing. The wizard of lies isnt the first dramatization of madoff s story. Abcs madoff miniseries misses the true drama behind this american saga, which is an opportunity lost. The wizard of lies trailer 2017 bernie madoff movie. Ponzi super nova, an episode of the podcast radiolab released february 10, 2017, in which madoff is interviewed over prison phone. That thing you do band will reunite for a livestream party of the hit 1996 movie as a fundraiser for musicares. Madoff, abcs dutiful but not terribly daring fourhour miniseries airing in two parts wednesday and thursday, stars richard dreyfuss as the nefariously dishonest bernard madoff, the. Its hard to imagine the kind of world that bernard madoff and his wife ruth lived inat least, if youre like most people. Richard dreyfuss as bernie madoff in the abc miniseries madoff.
Now, the man who wrote the book, the madoff chronicles, abc s brian ross. Madoff, a miniseries by abc starring richard dreyfuss and blythe danner as bernard and ruth madoff, aired on february 3 and 4, 2016. Bernard lawrence bernie madoff april 29, 1938 is an american. Bernard madoff was a wall street legend who ran an investment business for nearly 50 years. Get exclusive videos, blogs, photos, cast bios, free episodes and more. Get a look into the mind of the man who pulled off one of the biggest cons in american history in the abc original event madoff, airing feb 3, 2016 at 87c. But as portrayed by richard dreyfuss in the abc movie. The story of bernie madoff s colossal confidence scam and how it both reflected and contributed to the 2008 economic crash. Tonight, bernard madoff is in this federal prison in butner, north carolina. Richard dreyfuss stars in this fourhour abc miniseries is told from the perspective of bernard l. Read bernie madoffs complaints about abcs absurd madoff mini.
Bernard madoffs former controller avoided a prison sentence tuesday by cooperating with federal authorities. Madoff cast new miniseries madoff takes us into the ponzi scheme developed by the infamous bernie madoff. And its not the only television project about madoff. The madoff investment scandal was a major case of stock and securities fraud discovered in late 2008. Dwayne the rock johnson announces his disney movie jungle cruise has. The official madoff site on abc offers a deeper look at the hit tv series with exclusive content and show information. Bernie madoff smirks through 150year prison sentence in. Actor richard dreyfuss will play bernie madoff in an abc movie about the convicted. Richard dreyfuss portrays bernard madoff in abc miniseries. Abc news fingerprints are all over madoff, a fourhour miniseries chronicling bernie madoffs financial high crimes. He was best known for operating historys largest ponzi scheme, a financial swindle in which early investors are repaid with money. Disgraced financier bernard madoff said abcs new movie about his life is factually inaccurate. The madoff investment scandal was a fraud scheme perpetrated by bernie madoff, a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. The movie, as does the media, focuses only on madoff and his investors and not all the businesses that got ruined because of investments.
No one would listen shows how deeply enchanted the world was with bernard madoff and his net of lies. Madoff, a miniseries by abc starring richard dreyfuss and blythe danner as bernard and ruth madoff, aired on february 3 and 4. In february 2016, abc aired madoff, a fourepisode miniseries starring richard dreyfuss as madoff and blythe danner as ruth. Madoff is a 2016 american television miniseries written by ben robbins, inspired by brian ross book the madoff chronicles, about the madoff investment scandal.
In madoff, what he was thinking the new york times. Bernie madoff was born on april 29, 1938 in queens, new york city, new york, usa as bernard lawrence madoff. In december of that year, bernie madoff, the former nasdaq chairman and founder of the wall street firm bernard l. Read bernie madoffs complaints about abcs absurd madoff miniseries. Hbo invests in its own cinematic take on bernie madoff, but it still. Abcs madoff miniseries delivers marginal returns variety. Bernie madoff reveals to barbara walters he is happier in prison abc news. The madoff investment scandal was a fraud scheme perpetrated by bernie. Bernie madoff smirks through 150year prison sentence in abcs madoff.
Abctv pulled a rather bizarre scheduling trick when they decided to run each part of their new tvmovie madoff dealing with financier bernard l. Get the station info, what channel to watch, when and what time its on, etc. No movie could capture the crazy details of bernie madoffs story. Madoff tv miniseries 2016 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Hbos madoff movie is a powerful character study new york post. Bernie madoff the scamming of america full documentary. Bernard lawrence madoff was born on april 29, 1938, in queens, new york, to parents ralph and sylvia madoff. Madoff investment securities llc, admitted that the wealth management arm of his business was an elaborate multibilliondollar ponzi scheme. Madoff, the mastermind behind americas greatest ponzi scheme.
After her husbands arrest for his fraud, she and her husband attempted suicide in 2008. I went into it thinking that this would be just another cheesy made for tv movie. Madoff abc movie event starting wednesday feb 3 87c. The movie has renewed speculation about ruth madoff s involvement in her husbands crimes. Bernie madoff is an inscrutable, diabolical figure whose ponzi scheme. Richard dreyfuss miniseries misses big picture deadline. Ralph, the child of polish immigrants, worked for many years as a plumber. Watch trailer for abcs bernie madoff miniseries rolling. The miniseries aired over two nights, february 3 and 4, 2016, on abc. Now, the man who wrote the book, the madoff chronicles, abcs brian ross. Bernie madoff, in full bernard lawrence madoff, born april 29, 1938, queens, new york, u. Get exclusive videos, blogs, photos, cast bios, free episodes. The madoff investment scandal is getting the hollywood treatment.
Get exclusive videos, blogs, photos, cast bios, free episodes visit the official madoff online at abc. Abcs movie about bernard madoff depicts the wall street rogue as a master manipulator without a conscience who built his business on trust and used it against his unwitting investors. But the tale of the man behind the largest ponzi scheme in u. Makers of an upcoming hbo movie on bernard madoff initially wanted to make a feature film for theaters but quickly realized that todays movie industry had little interest in an intricate tale. Bernie madoff reveals to barbara walters he is happier in. Oscar winners take on scammer madoff in two tv films. Brian ross got an inside look to the wild world of insane wealth that the madoffs enjoyed prior to the 2008 break. No movie could capture the crazy details of bernie madoff. He has been married to ruth madoff since november 28, 1959. It not only shows what people of madoff s enterprise inside were thinkingdoing, but also the people who invested all of their money, the investigators, and the observers worldwide were thinkingdoing. Ross appears in recordings of real news coverage of madoffs crimes and he will coanchor the thursday abc news special, which will feature archival footage of. Actor richard dreyfuss is bringing former stockbroker and fraudster bernard madoff to life in madoff, an abc twonight movie. Abcs madoff miniseries is not the payback you were. Abcs madoff miniseries is not the payback you were hoping for.287 796 703 823 694 741 798 899 499 1422 1176 1213 42 128 600 738 989 1369 723 596 485 1046 700 1506 1467 729 1135 1242 612 529 1139 1360 646 45 1235 676 558 906 1064 475 1262 706 18