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Chasing Madoff (2011) Jeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal — how did he fool everyone for so long? — and answers… 2011-08-26 PT91M Documentary
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Chasing Madoff (2011)

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Chasing Madoff | CHASING MADOFF Bernard Madoff, chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, on the trading floor in New York, on Dec. 30, 1999
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CHASING MADOFF Bernard Madoff, chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, on the trading floor in New York, on Dec. 30, 1999
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Aug 26, 2011; Length: 91 Minutes; Genre: Documentary

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+

Originally posted Aug 24, 2011 Published in issue #1170 Sep 02, 2011 Order article reprints