The Eighties (2016)
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Episode credited cast:
Ken Auletta ... Self - Author, 'Greed and Glory on Wall Street'
Jim Bakker Jim Bakker ... Self - Televangelist (archive footage)
Tammy Faye Bakker ... Self - Televangelist (archive footage)
David Bianculli ... Self - Television Critic, Fresh Air
Charles Bierbauer Charles Bierbauer ... Self - CNN
William Black William Black ... Self - Fmr Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Ivan Boesky ... Self - Arbitrageur (archive footage)
Ray Brady Ray Brady ... Self - CBS News (archive footage)
H.W. Brands ... Self - Author, 'Reagan: A Life'
Douglas Brinkley ... Self - Author and Historian
Tom Brokaw ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)
Bryan Burrough ... Self - Author, 'Barbarians at the Gate'
George Bush ... Self (archive footage) (as President George H.W. Bush)
Richard Celeste Richard Celeste ... Self (archive footage) (as Gov. Richard Celeste)
John Chancellor ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)


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Avarice takes the wheel
26 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'Greed is Good' carries on this miniseries' proud tradition of verging on buzzkill (c'mon, the '80s were awesome, right?), but there's a distinct watchability to this.

Scandalous to its core, this is a story of vile bankers an con-man televangelists all trying to swindle sweet old gram-grams out of her life savings; even while the nation can't find work. And I think that narrative's a little too convenient (no, I'm not defending the Gordon Gekkos of the world) . . . but the pacing on this bad-boy is superb! Wall-to-wall scandals, 20th century robber-barons, a culture of self-gratification. In the end, the hangover was rough (and most of the bad guys were handcuffed), but what a party.


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