TV Movie | TV-MA | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.
Robert De Niro and Alessandro Nivola appeared in American Hustle (2013).
I don't understand!
Bernie Madoff: Are you a fucking idiot? Are you a fucking idiot? Answer me.
Mark Madoff: I don't understand!
Bernie Madoff: No, you don't understand! You don't have to fucking understand! You're asking me about taking advisory but couldn't follow a simple instruction and ...
In a montage in which Bernie is calling Ruth from prison, he leaves her multiple voicemail messages. This is technically impossible to do, as all phone calls placed from federal penitentiaries must be accepted by the person the prisoner is calling. This is to prevent people from receiving unwanted phone calls and voicemail messages from prisoners.
The entire premise of the montage is unrealistic. If prisoners could call whomever they want whenever they want, all kinds of people would receive unwanted and threatening messages, including victims of the prisoners' crimes.