6.6/10
432
5 user 4 critic

Hank: 5 Years from the Brink (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, News | September 2013 (USA)
For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood the financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Berlinger

Writer:

Joe Berlinger

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Stars: Robert Reich, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Sage Bonnie Humphrey, Steven Kronick, Anthony Robbins
Crude (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS is a docuseries that focuses on the crime that shocked the nation - the 1959 brutal murder of four members of the Clutter family. The crime, ... See full summary »

Stars: Beth Tedrow, Larry Welch, Kevin Bascue
Killing Richard Glossip (TV Series 2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An Oklahoma man convicted of Murder for Hire, sits on death row. Already granted a stay of execution THREE times, Glossip continues to proclaim innocence. This documentary follows Glossip's... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Troy, Paul Grace, Joseph le Compte
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer
Wrong Man (TV Series 2018)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A six-part docu-series investigates the criminal convictions of three people who claim their innocence.

Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Documents the murder of Jessica Chambers, talks to friends and family of both Jessica and Quentin Tellis (man accused of killing her) discusses the evidence there is (or isn't) and has parts of the court trial(s) that have taken place

Stars: Beth Karas, Katie J.M. Baker, Therese Apel
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacob Kornbluth, Sari Gilman
Stars: Robert Reich
Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Henry Paulson ... Himself - Former Secretary of the Treasury (as Hank Paulson)
Wendy Paulson Wendy Paulson ... Herself - Hank's Wife
Edit

Storyline

For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood the financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. In Hank: Five Years from the Brink, Paulson tells the complete story of how he persuaded banks, Congress and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts - even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally reprehensible. Directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost Trilogy, Some Kind of Monster), the film features Paulson, and his wife of 40 years, Wendy. it's a riveting portrait of leadership under unimaginable pressure - and a marriage under unfathomable circumstances. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paulson: Five Years from the Brink See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Money never sleeps
10 April 2014 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

Even as we are slowly creeping out of the great recession, close to a depression I don't really understand the dynamics of what happen. I also wonder why no one ever took the blame or went to jail. The big guys got bailed out and the little guy got holding the back. In this fascinating documentary, Hank, Five Years From the Brink, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson under the Bush administration takes you an insider's account of what actually happen. It follows pretty much the way his own memoir reads. This movie also points to the way that our leaders pretty much muddle through our problems. This market was falling, the economy was in the tank, and the government just pumped money in to hold up the failing institutions. You don't need a degree in political science to follow the story, just sit back and listen to this man who was there. I saw this film as part of the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival.


4 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed