The China Hustle – An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.
Director: Jed Rothstein
Writer: Jed Rothstein
Stars: Carson Block, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert | See full cast & crew »
Carson Block – Himself
Dan David – Himself
Matthew Wiechert – Himself
An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.
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Release Date: 23 March 2018 (USA) See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $25,791, 1 April 2018, Limited Release
Gross USA: $46,511, 8 April 2018
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Production Co: 2929 Productions, Jigsaw Productions, Kennedy/Marshall Company, The See more »
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Runtime: 82 min
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Jed Rothstein does a bang-up job in bringing to cinematic life a recent but underreported massive fraud perpetrated on U.S. stock investors by unscrupulous Chinese companies and equally shady American brokers, auditors and lawyers.
It is a timely documentary in this era where Republican domination of the federal government, and there absurd anti-regulation crusade merely encourage more such fleecing of the public.
Principal whistleblower here is a Pennsylvanian by way of Flint, Michigan (famed as the home of veteran movie muckraker Michael Moore) named Dan David, who declares at the outset of the show that there are no good guys depicted, himself included.
He headed up an investment firm that helped push several new Chinese companies on the Big Board, only later to discover that their profits and vast growth were fictional.The China Hustle
The gimmick started with Reverse Mergers, whereby a company would merge into an SEC registered company of old that was inactive, say a 19th Century mining corporation.
That trick circumvented the due diligence necessary for a new company to gain a stock listing, and creepy folks here in the U.S. took it from there.The China Hustle
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