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Ver Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail is a movie starring Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, and Cyrus Vance Jr.. A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008...

Genres
Documentary
Director
Steve James
Starring
Hwei Lin Sung, Thomas Sung, Matt Taibbi, Cyrus Vance Jr.

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Product details

Genres Documentary
Director Steve James
Stars Hwei Lin Sung, Thomas Sung, Matt Taibbi, Cyrus Vance Jr.
Country USA
Also Known As Abacus: Pequeno o Bastante Para Condenar, Banken som ble syndebukk, Banken som fick skulden, Abacus. El banco que pagó la crisis
Runtime 1 h 28 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description After the 2008 financial crisis that nearly destroyed the world economy, none of the American financial institutions faced prosecutions for their shady dealings that contributed to this debacle, except one. Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a small Chinese-American bank that catered to the neglected market of their community, was indicted on fraud charges and loan falsifications. As the bank disputed these accusations, many in the mainstream news media noticed that far larger competitors appeared to have committed similar misdeeds without legal consequence; likely because they were "too big to fail." This film explores the history of Abacus and its legal battle for survival against this hypocritical, and likely racist, application of the law that seemed to determined to punish them as a scapegoat for crimes that much larger felons deserve to face.

Top reviews

Monday, 30 Mar 2020 12:00

While I have seen a number of documentaries on this subject, "Small Enough to Jail" was by far the most thought-provoking and most engaging of the lot. The film opens with a well-produced discussion of some of the controversial issues the book raises, with a disclaimer that the book was never intended to be a factual account of events. The main points that are brought up in the discussion are how to deal with mental illness, how to treat a child with a mental illness, and how to deal with the difficulties of dealing with a child who is schizophrenic. It is clear that the film makers understand that this is not an easy subject to get right, but they have a clear sense of what the issues are and are not. The film also brings up some issues that are particularly pertinent to this topic, such as parental alienation, and how parents are too often seen as the "bad guys" for their children to deal with the consequences of their behavior. I also appreciated that the film makers did not simply focus on one aspect of the issue, and then simply give a lecture on how to solve the problem. Instead, they brought up a number of other important points that were difficult to address, and did so in a very entertaining and informative way. The directors also brought up some important points about child custody and custody rights, which were also very informative. Overall, I would recommend this film to anyone interested in this subject. It is a well-made film that is also entertaining and informative, and a good starting point for those interested in the topic.
Thursday, 26 Mar 2020 01:04

This film is an honest look at what happened to two young black men, Raymond (Kevin Harris) and Christopher (Michael Clarke Duncan) in Oklahoma. Raymond's life was short lived. He was killed by a drunk driver while in his car. His mother was on her death bed when the news broke, and she asked to be taken to the funeral. Instead, she was taken to a hospital. She died soon after. The family paid for the funeral, but Raymond's mother didn't get to see her son's body. As a result, her heart was broken. Raymond was a good kid, and he wanted to be a cop. He went to a police academy and was a cadet, and after graduating, he was promoted to sergeant. He had everything he wanted in life, but he was just a little too good for his own good. He grew up to be a very spoiled teenager, and he wanted to do whatever he wanted. He drank too much, he got into fights, he was a very good drunk driver. He was killed by a drunk driver who had a long list of excuses. He was angry, and he wanted to take revenge. The movie shows how Raymond was killed. It also shows the fight that Raymond's mother had to fight to get justice. This film shows the three years that Ray lived in prison and the years that he spent in jail. The movie was extremely accurate. It really made me feel for Raymond, as he had everything he wanted in life, but his mother, his sister, and his girlfriend were his only friends. The story was very emotional, and it was very difficult for me to watch. The movie was very emotional, but it was also very important. It was very important to show the story of how Raymond died. I felt for him, and it made me very angry at the people that killed him. It was important for the family to have justice. Raymond was a good kid, but he had to be punished for what he did. This movie is very important to all of us.


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