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Barbarians at the Gate [DVD] [1993]

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  • Release Date: 04/30/2013
  • Rating: R

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    Barbarians at the Gate
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • James Garner
      James Garner - F. Ross Johnson
    • Jonathan Pryce
      Jonathan Pryce - Henry Kravis
    • Peter Riegert
      Peter Riegert - Peter Cohen
    • Joanna Cassidy
      Joanna Cassidy - Linda Robinson
    • Jeffrey DeMunn
      Jeffrey DeMunn - Greeniaus

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      An excellent accounting of the M & A World

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      An unusual explanation of the inner workings of the M & A World using big business as a model. Fueled by geed and deceit.

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