CRASHING WALL STREET

By Phil HAWKINS

SOHO FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2010

When a cocky 24 year old from New Jersey, storms Wall Street to make his fortune, his encounter with New York’s greediest investor and his stunning mistress leaves him on a collision course with love, ambition and the brink of financial disaster for all as we plummet into the '29 stock market crash.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Phil HAWKINS
    • Writer(s)
    • Susan TOUCHBOURNE
    • Producer(s)
    • Lee THOMAS (Soho Films), Susan TOUCHBOURNE, Paul ALLAN-SLADE, Paul HITCHCOCK, Stephen EVANS
    • Synopsis
    • When JOHN ANDERSON, a handsome, cocky 24 year old from New Jersey, wins some old stocks at poker, he‘s convinced they’re his ticket to riches. ANDERSON studies the Wall Street journal to ferret out its mysteries and notes that its wealthiest investor is New Yorker, TEDDY CAMDEN, 40s.
      Determined, ANDERSON leaves his mother, his home and his job and heads to New York to find CAMDEN. ANDERSON plans to persuade CAMDEN to teach him how to turn his stocks into riches. He uses his wits to track CAMDEN’S hangouts and talk him into giving him a job as a chauffeur, so that he can learn directly from the pro whilst admiring his beautiful mistress CLARYSSA DICKENS (from his rear view mirror).
      But, CAMDEN drops a bombshell - the lie that ANDERSON’S stocks, although actually worth a fortune as founding shares of General Electric, are worthless and bribes CLARYSSA to set ANDERSON up to gamble away some of CAMDEN’S money. As Claryssa entices ANDERSON with wagering, booze and her closeness, he falls in love.
      When CAMDEN confronts ANDERSON about the “theft”, he has to repay CAMDEN by handing over all his worldly goods, namely the stocks. Fortunately, ANDERSON has the smarts to only give him half of them. Camden then fires ANDERSON and kicks him from his mansion.
      Later a devastated ANDERSON realizes CAMDEN’S swindle and confronts CLARYSSA, who is unaware of the stock’s value and is remorseful at hurting him. With renewed determination ANDERSON plots to ruin CAMDEN and win CLARYSSA‘S heart. He enlists the help of her father, top broker EZRA DICKENS a past victim of CAMDEN’S devious scheming. DICKENS hates CAMDEN for cheating him and stealing his daughter. Together they hatch a plan so they can scam CAMDEN by using ANDERSON’S self taught knack of spotting market trends.
      Meanwhile CAMDEN exploits his half of the stocks to vie for a powerful position on the General Electric Board of Directors, but fails to sway enough shareholders to back him leaving him open to attack as ANDERSON uses his last stocks as bait for CAMDEN’S aspirations and to win back CLARYSSA.
      They get their payback on CAMDEN and ruin him just at the rising menace of the 1929 stock market crash. Now John’s dream has become everyone’s nightmare.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2010
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