Barbarians at the Gate (1992) DVD - Widescreen - Dolby Surround 2.0 Retail

Barbarians at the Gate (1992) DVD - Widescreen - Dolby Surround 2.0 Retail
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The ultimate Wall Street feeding frenzy of the go-go '80s is humorously rendered in this dramatization of the infamous leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco.

F. Ross Johnson heads a group that makes a $17.6 billion bid to buy his own company, Nabisco.

He personally stands to earn millions of dollars if the deal goes through. Henry Kravis, of the investment firm Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., gets wind of the bid and makes a counter offer of $20 billion. The resulting charade of appalling greed and high-finance shenanigans was at the expense of workers and taxpayers. It is an amazing and sad commentary on American big business and the trendy corporate takeovers that defined the 1980s.

The true story of R.J.R. Nabisco CEO F. Ross Johnson's attempted leveraged buyout of the company. Johnson and Henry Kravis, lbo master, lock horns in this capitalist battle royalle.
Larry Gelbart was the head writer for the television series "M*A*S*H."

RJR Nabisco was eventually sold for $25 billion.

F. Ross Johnson, who lost his bid for Nabisco and therefore his job, earned $23 million (after taxes) from selling his stock in the company!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Comedies, Comedy, Mercenaries, Spoof, True Story, Big Business
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Starring: Joanna Cassidy, James Garner, John Mansfield, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert
  • Directed By: Glenn Jordan
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Hbo Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: March 20, 1993
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Production Company: Hbo Studios
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Surround 2.0)
  • French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • Cast and Director Biographies
  • Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus
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