R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
During the end of the Las Vegas trip, the transition scene ends overlooking a highway with a giant billboard of Martin Short. It is literally a "big Short."
Jared? It's chaos down here! Where are we at?
Jared Vennett: "And Caesar wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer."
Jared Vennett: Shane? SHANE?
Jared Vennett: Well, nobody's buying CDOs and mortgage bonds anymore, and everybody wants swaps. Swaps are now the hottest thing on the street.
In a scene set on January 11, 2007, people walk around New York City dressed in only suits and dresses, with no jackets, hats, or other cold weather gear. Later the same day, someone crosses the street wearing only shorts and a tee shirt. January 2007 was unseasonably warm in New York; the high temperature on January 7th was 72 degrees (22 Celsius).
$10,531,026 (USA) (23 December 2015)
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