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Chasing Madoff

Chasing MadoffJeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal — how did he fool everyone for so long? — and...Chasing MadoffDocumentaryPT91MJeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal — how did he fool everyone for so long? — and...2011-08-26
Chasing Madoff | CHASING MADOFF Bernard Madoff, chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, on the trading floor in New York, on Dec. 30, 1999

CHASING MADOFF Bernard Madoff, chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, on the trading floor in New York, on Dec. 30, 1999 (Ruby Washington)

B+

Chasing Madoff

Genre: Documentary; Runtime (in minutes): 91

Jeff Prosserman’s riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal — how did he fool everyone for so long? — and answers it with a decisive ”He didn’t.” Borrowing the first-person flavor of Errol Morris, Prosserman builds his film around Harry Markopolos, the independent investigator who took all of five minutes (in 1999!) to figure out that Madoff was a fraud. But Madoff had so much power on Wall Street that no one (in media or the SEC) wanted to follow up. B+

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