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Arbitrage (2012)

  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 11,531 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 14 September 2012 (India)
  • Runtime: 107 min
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  • IMDb page: Arbitrage (2012)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 11,531 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 14 September 2012 (India)
  • Runtime: 107 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Gross: $7,890,701(USA)(16 December 2012)
  • Director: Nicholas Jarecki
  • Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Cliff Martinez   
  • Soundtrack: My Foolish Heart
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Business Deal | New York City | Blackmail | Destroying Evidence | Car Crash

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Nicholas Jarecki  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Richard Gere replaced Al Pacino.
  • Eva Green was originally cast as Julie but dropped out to a scheduling conflict with Dark Shadows. Laetitia Casta was cast in her place.
  • Nate Parker replaced Drake shortly before filming commenced.
  • Nate Parker won Best Supporting Actor from the 2012 African-American Film Critics’ Association awards.

Goofs: Continuity: In the courthouse scene, Jimmy explicitly undoes his tie and pulls his collar out in exasperation, but his tie and collar are in place when he is on the bench.

Plot: A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Full summary »  »

Story: Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert's personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved.Written by napierslogs  


Synopsis: Sixty-year-old multi-billionaire Robert Miller manages a hedge fund with his daughter (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for a handsome profit. However, unbeknownst to his daughter and most of his other employees, he has cooked his company’s books in order to cover an investment loss and avoid being arrested for fraud. One night, while driving with his mistress (Laetitia Casta), he begins to doze off and has an accident in which she is killed. Miller leaves the scene and decides to cover up his involvement to prevent the public, the prospective buyer James Mayfield (Graydon Carter) and his wife (Susan Sarandon), from discovering the truth.

Miller calls Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a twenty-three year old from Harlem with a criminal record whom he helped get off the street in the past. After being driven home by Grant, Miller drags his injured body into bed at 4:30 am, arousing suspicion in his wife. The next day, he is questioned by police detective Bryer (Tim Roth). Bryer is keen on arresting a billionaire for murder and begins to put the pieces together. While all this is going on, Miller’s daughter discovers the financial irregularities and realizes that she could be implicated and confronts her father.

Jimmy is arrested and placed before a grand jury but still refuses to admit to helping Miller. Miller once again contemplates turning himself in. Even though Jimmy is about to go to prison, Miller tells Jimmy that investors are depending on him and that waiting for the sale to close before coming forward would serve the greater good. Eventually the sale is closed but Miller finds a way to avoid being charged. He proves that Detective Bryer fabricated evidence. The case against Jimmy is dismissed and the detective is ordered not to go near him. Miller’s wife, thinking the police investigation is still on-going, tries to blackmail him with a separation agreement getting rid of his wealth. When Robert Miller refuses to sign, his wife says that she will tell the police that he got into bed at 4:30 am, bruised and bloody. In the final scene, Miller addresses a banquet honoring him for his successful business either because of his wife or in spite of her.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Mohammed Al Turki known as executive producer
  • Maria Teresa Arida known as executive producer
  • Michael Bederman known as co-producer
  • Laura Bickford known as producer
  • Ron Curtis known as executive producer
  • Marek Gabryjelski known as co-producer
  • Mike Heller known as co-producer
  • Justin Nappi known as producer
  • Anna Rozalska known as co-producer
  • Robert Salerno known as producer
  • Kevin Turen known as producer
  • Stanislaw Tyczynski known as executive producer
  • Robert Velo known as executive producer
  • Lauren Versel known as executive producer
  • Brian Young known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Richard Gere known as Robert Miller
  • Susan Sarandon known as Ellen Miller
  • Tim Roth known as Det. Michael Bryer
  • Brit Marling known as Brooke Miller
  • Laetitia Casta known as Julie Côte
  • Nate Parker known as Jimmy Grant
  • Stuart Margolin known as Syd Felder
  • Chris Eigeman known as Gavin Briar
  • Graydon Carter known as James Mayfield
  • Bruce Altman known as Chris Vogler
  • Larry Pine known as Jeffrey Greenberg
  • Curtiss Cook known as Det. Mills
  • Reg E. Cathey known as Earl Monroe
  • Felix Solis known as A.D.A. Deferlito
  • Tibor Feldman known as Judge Rittenband
  • Austin Lysy known as Peter Miller
  • Monica Raymund known as Reina
  • Gabrielle Lazure known as Sandrine Côte
  • Shawn Elliott known as Flores
  • Sophie Curtis known as Ava Stanton
  • Ted Neustadt known as Ben
  • Maria Bartiromo known as Maria Bartiromo
  • David Faber known as CNBC Newscaster
  • Josh Pais known as John Aimes
  • Paul Fitzgerald known as Paul Barnes
  • Julian Niccolini known as Four Seasons Maitre'd
  • Evelina Turen known as Julie's Assistant (as Evelina Oboza)
  • Alyssa Sutherland known as Jeffrey's Receptionist
  • Paula Devicq known as Cindy
  • Io Bottoms known as Mae
  • Zack Robidas known as Tom
  • Betsy Aidem known as Vogler's Secretary
  • Sam Kitchin known as Brent
  • Glen Lee known as Robert's Houseman
  • Jennifer Lee Crowl known as Receptionist
  • Quinn Friedman known as Grandchild #1
  • Olivia Salerno known as Grandchild #2
  • Tyler Turen known as Grandchild #3
  • Michael Leif O'Brien known as Painter
  • Angel Picard-Ami known as Woman in Gallery
  • Jamie Johnson known as Julie's Suitor
  • Jennifer Butler known as Trader (uncredited)
  • Fabrizia Dal Farra known as Event coordinator (uncredited)
  • Marshall Factora known as Funeral Director (uncredited)
  • James Farley known as Gala Guest (uncredited)
  • Pete Fasanelli known as Bartender (uncredited)
  • William Friedkin known as (uncredited)
  • Darryl Reuben Hall known as Financial Trader (uncredited)
  • Rachel Heller known as Rachel (uncredited)
  • Alex Kruz known as Four Seasons Wealthy Patron (uncredited)
  • Nicole Roderick known as Friend of Julie Cote (uncredited)
  • Jenny Rostain known as Gala Guest (uncredited)
  • Lipica Shah known as Miller Capital Assistant (uncredited)
  • Harlan J. Strauss known as Grand Jury Foreman (uncredited)
  • Barbara Vincent known as Four Seasons Patron (uncredited)
  • Darly Wanatick known as Four Seasons guest (uncredited)
  • Paul Weaver known as Bar patron (uncredited)
  • William Henderson White known as Alex Stanton (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Ma Kalaadevi Ananda known as makeup artist: Susan Sarandon
  • Leo Corey Castellano known as special fx makeup design
  • Michelle Johnson known as personal hair stylist: Susan Sarandan
  • Dalton Kutsch known as special makeup effects technician: Corey Castellano
  • Pamela May known as key hair stylist
  • Joelle Troisi known as key makeup artist
  • Nicole Wodowski known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Matthew Amenta known as assistant property master
  • Madeline Austin-Kulat known as art department coordinator
  • David Cooney known as storyboard artist
  • Jeni Harden known as props
  • Daniel R. Kersting known as art department researcher
  • Dan-ah Kim known as assistant art director
  • Kevin C. Lang known as set dresser
  • Michael Leather known as leadman
  • Victor Littlejohn known as set dresser
  • Dave Major known as on-set dresser
  • Eugene Melvin known as set dresser foreman
  • Victor Morales known as scenic artist
  • Bridget Rafferty known as production assistant
  • Adam Scheiner known as art department intern
  • Courtney Schmidt known as property master
  • Sha-Sha Shiau known as art department coordinator




Production Companies:

  • Green Room Films (presents)
  • Treehouse Pictures (presents)
  • Parlay Films (co-production)
  • LB Productions (co-production)
  • Alvernia Production (in association with)
  • Artina Films (in association with)
  • LB Productions
  • Lionsgate
  • Lucky Monkey Pictures (in association with)
  • Parlay Films

Other Companies:

  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  grip and lighting equipment
  • Act One Script Clearance  script research
  • Cutting Edge Group  music services
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Milan Records  soundtrack
  • Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields  legal services (as Jeff Sanders)
  • Trevanna Post  post-production accounting


  • Distribution Company (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Roadside Attractions (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • VVS Films (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2011) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Madman Entertainment (2012) (Australia) (all media)
  • Parlay Films (2012) (Non-USA) (all media)
  • Pinema (2011) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Pris Audiovisuais (2012) (Portugal) (all media)
  • TriPictures (2012) (Spain) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Alvernia Studios (visual effects and post production services)

Visual Effects by:

  • Dawid Borkiewicz known as compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Wojciech Danilo known as simulation artist: Alvernia Studios
  • Krzysztof Falinski known as CG animator: Alvernia Studios
  • Sebastian Falinski known as junior compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Marek Gajowski known as compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Jakub Garscia known as rotoscope artist: Alvernia Studios
  • Ociepka Grzegorz known as compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Grzegorz Jankowski known as lighting and rendering: Alvernia Studios
  • Tomasz Kurgan known as compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Philippe Majdalani known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Michal Milczarczyk known as graphic design: Alvernia Studios
  • James Owens known as visual effects editor
  • Sharina Radia known as visual effects coordinator: GradientFX
  • Prasanna Siddharthan known as digital compositor: Gradient FX
  • Janne Stromberg known as compositing supervisor: Alvernia Studios
  • Olcun Tan known as visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
  • Thomas Tannenberger known as visual effects producer: Gradient Effects
  • Mateusz Tokarz known as compositor: Alvernia Studios
  • Mateusz Tokarz known as modeler: Alvernia Studios
  • Mateusz Tokarz known as texture artist: Alvernia Studios
  • Mikolaj Valencia known as visual effects supervisor: Alvernia Studios
  • Lukasz Wisniewski known as CG animator: Alvernia Studios
  • Witold Wnuk known as Flame artist: Alvernia Studios

Release Date:

  • USA 21 January 2012 (Sundance Film Festival)
  • India 14 September 2012
  • USA 14 September 2012 (limited)
  • USA 14 September 2012 (Internet)
  • Israel 20 September 2012
  • Spain 21 September 2012 (Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 23 September 2012 (Zurich Film Festival)
  • Brazil 26 September 2012 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Australia 27 September 2012
  • Kuwait 27 September 2012
  • Lebanon 27 September 2012
  • Canada 28 September 2012 (limited)
  • Russia 4 October 2012
  • Estonia 5 October 2012
  • Spain 5 October 2012
  • Bahrain 11 October 2012
  • Hong Kong 11 October 2012
  • Portugal 11 October 2012
  • United Arab Emirates 11 October 2012 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival)
  • Mexico 19 October 2012
  • New Zealand 1 November 2012
  • Sweden 7 November 2012 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • Finland 9 November 2012
  • Lithuania 9 November 2012
  • Sweden 9 November 2012
  • France 12 December 2012
  • Hungary 27 December 2012
  • Singapore 27 December 2012
  • Argentina 10 January 2013
  • Greece 17 January 2013
  • Netherlands 24 January 2013
  • Belgium 30 January 2013
  • Japan 23 March 2013

MPAA: Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use



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