Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate

James Garner
Director: Glenn Jordan Cast: James Garner
James Garner
, Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
, Peter Riegert
Peter Riegert
Glenn Jordan


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This TV movie recounts the true-life story of a corporate takeover in the greed-driven 1980s. James Garner is F. Ross Johnson, CEO of RJR-Nabisco. Having just been burned by an expensive failure of a smokeless cigarette product, Johnson doesn't wish to incur the wrath of the stockholders. He begins drawing up plans to buy RJR-Nabisco outright so he'll have no one to answer to but himself. Unfortunately for Johnson, his company is also being coveted by sharkish "buyout king" Henry Kravis (Jonathan Pryce), who turns out to have $25 billion at his beck and call. Barbarians at the Gate was adapted by Larry Gelbart from the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. Advertised as a "docucomedy," the film premiered March 20, 1993, over the HBO cable service.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2013
UPC: 0883316791479
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Archives
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 21,093

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner F. Ross Johnson
Jonathan Pryce Henry Kravis
Peter Riegert Peter Cohen
Joanna Cassidy Linda Robinson
Jeffrey DeMunn Greeniaus
Leilani Sarelle Laurie Johnson
Matt Clark Ed Horrigan
Fred Dalton Thompson Jim Robinson
David Rasche Ted Forstmann
Tom Aldredge Hugel
Graham Beckel Don Kelly
Peter Dvorsky George Roberts
Peter Frechette Robert Allegro
Bruce Beatty Anthony the Pizza Man
Raye Birk Travis Gaines
Ron Canada Vernon Jordan
Ann Cooper Shearson Woman
Bruce French Golfer Jay
Mary Hale Cipollone Newscaster
Mark Harelik Peter Atkins
Dale Harimoto Helicopter Reporter
Rosanna Huffman Juanita Kreps
John Mansfield Buffalo Bill
Jeanne Mori Elizabeth Arden Waxer
Dean Norris 1st Scientist
F. William Parker Ira Harris
Eric Poppick 2nd Scientist
Roger Rook RJR Pilot
Nancy Stephens Kravis' Maid
Sally Stewart Homeless Woman
Scott Stevens Air Traffic Controller
Timothy Stickney Taxi Driver
Paul Vincent New York Limo Driver
Kent Williams Tom Hill
Rita Wilson Carolyne Roehm
Dick Cavett Himself
Kathe E. Mazur RJR Secretary
Philip O'Brien Harry the Tailor
Susan Ware Secretary Marge
Steven M. Gagnon Milken Newscaster

Technical Credits
Glenn Jordan Director
Michael Armani Production Designer
Linda Palermo Donahue Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Gelbart Screenwriter
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Nick Knowland Cinematographer
Linda Pearl Production Designer
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer
Ray Stark Producer

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