“We found a breach. These terrorists have already hacked the New York Stock Exchange backup.” “There is a potential for this attack to have global implications.” In ‘The Crash’ in the not so distant future, the U.S. government secretly enlists a white-collar crook from Chicago named Guy Clifton (Frank Grillo), a financial genius on his way to jail for hacking the stock market, to put together a team of hackers and analysts who can stop an imminent computer attack on the stock market that could bankrupt the United States of America. “Guy Clifton the guy who pulled Chicago out of bankruptcy is now facing multiple charges is the only one who can do this.”
The hackers will save the world. The fate of the world is in their hands. “Your money is not safe in the banks. I can put a team on the ground ready to attack in a matter of moments.” Set in the future when the US economy is on the brink of yet another massive financial crisis, our ‘richer than God’ protagonist is charged with assembling a team capable of running the government’s top-secret ‘shadow stock exchange’ in an attempt to keep the markets from mass panic in the event the cyber-hijack is successful. Having only ever been fueled by his love of money, Guy fully intends to use his insider knowledge of this world catastrophe for personal gain until he unearths the organization behind the attack and discovers its motives.
“The banks are behind the attack. We’re being sabotaged. This isn’t a theory, it’s a fact.” For the first time in his life, Guy is challenged to make decisions not only for himself, but also for the good of his country – decisions that are rooted in morality rather than dollar.
Written and directed by Aram Rappaport, described as a “fast-paced, save-the-world thriller,” the film stars Minnie Driver, Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, AnnaSophia Robb, Maggie Q, Mary McCormack, Ed Westwick, Christopher McDonald, and John Leguizamo. ‘The Crash’ was released in limited theaters and is available through video on demand on January 13, 2017.
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