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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Gibney ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Abramoff ... Himself
Michele Bachmann ... Herself (archive footage)
Bruce Bartlett Bruce Bartlett ... Himself - Economic Policy Advisor - Reagan and Bush Sr. Administrations
John Boehner ... Himself - R-Ohio, Speaker of the House (archive footage) (as Rep. John Boehner)
Carol Browner Carol Browner ... Herself - EPA Administrator (1993-2001) (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Cantor Eric Cantor ... Himself - (R) Virginia (archive footage)
April Dunkley April Dunkley ... Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry
Colin Dunkley Colin Dunkley ... Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry (as Pastor Colin Dunkley)
Michael Gross Michael Gross ... Author, 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richeset Apartment Building
Garrett Gruener Garrett Gruener ... Venture Capitalist & Founder of Ask.com
Jacob Hacker Jacob Hacker ... Himself - Political Science Professor, Yale University
Robert Kaiser Robert Kaiser ... Himself - Senior Correspondent, The Washington Post (as Bob Kaiser)
David H. Koch ... Himself - Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Chairman (archive footage) (as David Koch)
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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English

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12 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drömmarnas aveny See more »

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| (TV) (2012)

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Stereo
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An Incredible Look At the State of the Economy
1 July 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Is class warfare the rich against the poor, or is it the ultra-rich pitting the middle-class against the poor (and each other)? While maybe not objective, this documentary looks at the power behind the politics.

I love that Jack Abramoff appears here and speaks candidly. I do not care whether he feels he was right or wrong, but that he is able to come forward and explain how the game is played really adds to our understanding.

I further love the film's turn towards David Koch and from there towards the state of Wisconsin (where I have lived over 30 years). It was great to see familiar faces like Mahlon Mitchell and Mark Pocan, and hear the connection between Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan.

We even got to see real folks in Waukesha and hear more of the Scott Walker prank phone call. From the start it looked like we would be focusing on the Park Avenue of Manhattan versus the Park Avenue of the Bronx. I am glad it went beyond that. Will other non-Dairy State viewers enjoy it as much? I cannot say.


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