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Lenny is a real estate developer who moves to Los Angeles and has instant success selling tax shelters to the Beverly Hills elite. He embraces his new financial status and begins to live the high life until rumors of a government crackdown on tax shelters… View More
Genres Drama
Director Harold Becker
Starring James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill View More
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Movie Summary

Lenny is a real estate developer who moves to Los Angeles and has instant success selling tax shelters to the Beverly Hills elite. He embraces his new financial status and begins to live the high life until rumors of a government crackdown on tax shelters causes investors to back out of deals, and scares new investors away. Desperate and scared and deeply in debt, Lenny seeks to regain his edge by using cocaine, but finds only a downward spiral into drug addiction.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Director Harold Becker
Starring James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman, Amanda Blake, Grace Zabriskie, Scott McGinnis
Studio Name MGM
Release Date 1988
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2008
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 95 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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