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Title:
Barbarians at the gate
Author:
Stark, Ray.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : HBO Home Video, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The 80's were a time when everybody was making the big bucks. When F. Ross Johnson, CEO of RJR Nabisco, decides to buy out the Nabisco shareholders and take over his company, no one is prepared for what hits the fan. What follows is a down-to-the-wire battle to see who is really king of the Wall Street jungle.
General Note:
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date:

Originally produced as a TV movie in 1993.

Based on the novel Barbarians at the gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780783118628
UPC:
026359083525
Format :
DVD

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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