The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron

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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron is a television movie aired by CBS in January 2003, which was based on the book Anatomy of Greed by Brian Cruver.Hart, Hugh. "." San Francisco Chronicle. Saturday January 4, 2003. Retrieved on July 23, 2011. The film, which stars Brian Dennehy, Christian Kane and Mike Farrell, and was directed by Penelope Spheeris, was a ratings hit for the network.McDaniel, Mike and Clifford Pugh. "." Houston Chronicle. January 7, 2003. Retrieved on July 23, 2011.

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Based on the first-person book by Brian Cruver, Anatomy of Greed, The Crooked E television movie chronicles the rise and fall of the Houston-based Enron Corporation. The film offers the perspective of Cruver, played by Christian Kane, depicted as a brilliant but naïve young energy trader who was seduced by the company's "get rich quick" mantra. The extravagant company culture is shown through scenes of extreme office parties, over-the-top expense accounts, and sexy female employees. When the company inevitably crashes in the fall of 2001, the film shows how shareholders and employees suffered the most. Real-life executives are portrayed in the film, including Enron Chairman Ken Lay played by Mike Farrell, CEO Jeff Skilling played by Jon Ted Wynne, and whistleblower Sherron Watkins played by Jan Skene, while other characters are re-named (presumably to...
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