Rogue Trader

Rogue Trader

Director: James Dearden Cast: Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel, Yves Beneyton

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A futures trader who dreams of making millions in the stock market gets in trouble when he bucks the system in favor of making a quick buck in this release from Disney/Buena Vista. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and featuring a closed captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack, this release will have Wall Street traders screaming for more.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/1999
UPC: 0717951004369
Original Release: 1998
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:41:00

Special Features

Widescreen [1.85:1] - enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor Nick Leeson
Anna Friel Lisa Leeson
Yves Beneyton Pierre Bonnefoy
Betsy Brantley Brenda Granger
Caroline Langrishe Ash Lewis
Nigel Lindsay Ron Baker
Tim McInnerny Tony Hawes
Irene Ng Bonnie Lee
Lee Ross Danny Argyropoulos
Simon Shepherd Peter Norris
John Standing Peter Baring
Pip Torrens Simon Jones
Tom Wu George Seow
Daniel York Henry Tan

Technical Credits
James Dearden Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Chris J. Ball Executive Producer
Claire Chapman Executive Producer
Catherine Creed Editor
Pippa Cross Executive Producer
Janette Day Producer
Rachael Fleming Costumes/Costume Designer
Celestia Fox Casting
David Frost Executive Producer
Jim Greenhorn Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Max Keene Asst. Director
Alan Macdonald Production Designer
Paul Raphael Producer
Jean-François Robin Cinematographer
William Tyrer Executive Producer

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Rogue Trader 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is based on the book of the same title and the actual events that occurred to collapse the Barings Bank. I was most impressed by the pace and direction that the director took with this movie. It had some high energy points, especially when you Ewan McGregor begins to literally lose it as the option selling losses mount. You also see his duplicitous nature in his personal life and his professional life. There is nothing stop the train wreck coming. A couple of things I didn't like was the misaccurate representation of this being like the stockmarket. The Singapore International Monetary Exchange is a futures and spot market for currency exchange. There were more intense elements that could have been brought in. This is an international scandal where are the Singapore regulators etc. every antagonist needs a solid protagonist and there wasn't one. I have been involved with futures and options trading for the past 11 years. I know how intense it is to watch the screen as money ticks away from you. This just wasn't easy to convey in the film Overall it is good insight into a world few will ever know. I think Nick Leeson did a terrible thing, but I my overall verdict is I'm not sure if it deserves a movie. Maybe that's why Singapore banned it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good movie in terms of giving a very top level explanation of what brought Barings to its knees. Progress of the movie was excellent and full credit to Ewan McGregor. However, I would have liked an in-depth explanation of how Leeson used his options trading strategy through straddles and his cross-trade techniques, these technical aspects are the key to understand Leeson's actions. ''The Societe General wankers''.. hehehe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The film was excellently directed and Ewan McGregor had a fantastic performance in the movie. A must-see for all traders and anyone interested in Asia financial and stock markets.