August (2008)

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  • IMDb page: August (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 2,718 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 8 October 2009 (South Africa)
  • Runtime: 88 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $3,400,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $11,762(USA)(20 July 2008)
  • Director: Austin Chick
  • Stars: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris and Adam Scott
  • Original Music By: Nathan Larson   
  • Soundtrack: Kid A
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Money | Ceo | Business | Dotcom | Scam

Writing Credits By:

  • Howard A. Rodman (written by)

Known Trivia

    Plot: August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Full summary »  »

    Story: Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It's gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side. It's August, 2001, less than a month before they can sell their shares and, perhaps, make lots of money. But the company is running out of cash, its main client is stalling, and share values are falling. For Tom to maintain the firm's appearance, he must find cash: investors could rescue him, but at a high cost of his potential wealth and company control. Tom goes to his brother for a loan. At the same time, an old flame, Sarrah, comes back to the city. Can Tom hold things together, bravura and all?Written by <>  


    Synopsis: At the end of March 2001, the dot-com market went into a downward freefall, but LandShark, an Internet company run by the cocky Tom Sterling (Josh Hartnett), seemed to come through the crash still glistening with the aura of success. In August, however, the company faces serious financial troubles, and everyoneexcept for Tomseems to be coming to terms with that fact. He cruises around town in his money-green convertible, convinced that LandSharks products, which were developed by his brilliant brother, Josh (Adam Scott), are still in high demand and destined to revolutionize the future of business. Tom is right, but the road to the revolution may not look exactly like the one he has in mind.

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    Produced By:

    • Austin Chick known as executive producer
    • Charlie Corwin known as producer
    • Josh Hartnett known as producer
    • David Guy Levy known as producer
    • Clara Markowicz known as producer
    • Patrick R. Morris known as executive producer (as Patrick Morris)
    • Elisa Pugliese known as producer
    • Howard A. Rodman known as executive producer
    • Jonathan Shoemaker known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Josh Hartnett known as Tom Sterling
    • Naomie Harris known as Sarrah
    • Adam Scott known as Joshua Sterling
    • Robin Tunney known as Melanie Hanson
    • Andre Royo known as Dylan Gottschalk
    • Emmanuelle Chriqui known as Morela Sterling
    • Laila Robins known as Ottmar Peevo
    • Caroline Lagerfelt known as Nancy Sterling
    • Alan Cox known as Barton
    • David Bowie known as Cyrus Ogilvie
    • Rip Torn known as David Sterling
    • Jeremy Bobb known as Suit #3 (Mason Neuberger)
    • Jason Calacanis known as Himself
    • Joie Chen known as Newscaster (voice)
    • Athena Currey known as Girl in Bathroom
    • Sanjit De Silva known as Suit #2 (Jonathan)
    • Carmine DiBenedetto known as Tyler
    • Sandriel Frank known as Mrs. Gilbeau
    • Joe Huu known as FALAFEL Cater
    • Ron Insana known as Himself
    • Zoe Kazan known as Gal Employee
    • Marc Klee known as Himself
    • John Lavelle known as Suit #1 (Brad)
    • Mozhan Marnò known as Ashley
    • Martha Millan known as Kuniko (as Martha Milan)
    • Celeste Octavia known as Pass Out Girl / Josh Hartnett
    • J.J. Ramberg known as Newscaster (voice) (as JJ Ramberg)
    • David Sack known as Newscaster (voice)
    • Marvin Scott known as Newscaster (voice)
    • Robin Taylor known as Guy Employee (as Robin Lord Taylor)
    • Francesca Tedeschi known as Cheyenne
    • Jeffrey Evan Thomas known as Chad
    • Charlene Biton known as Dancer (uncredited)
    • Jackie Brown known as Meeting Participant (uncredited)
    • George W. Bush known as Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
    • Laura Bush known as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    • Kevin Cannon known as Hipster (uncredited)
    • Shawn Carrié known as Extra (uncredited)
    • Michael Ciesla known as Conference Guest (uncredited)
    • Bill Clinton known as Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
    • Tom Cruise known as Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
    • Arthur Fridman known as Convention Guest (uncredited)
    • Nicole Kidman known as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    • Matthew Martini known as Drunk Caller (uncredited)
    • Ronald Reagan known as Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
    • Kiley A. Rothweiler known as Bartender (uncredited)
    • Melissa Silver known as Girl in Bar (uncredited)
    • Ben Stiller known as Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Fabian Garcia known as hair department head
    • Shannon Harrington known as hair stylist
    • Alain Pinon known as hair stylist: Mr. Bowie
    • David Presto known as second makeup artist
    • Fiona Stiles known as makeup artist: Mr. Bowie
    • Leo Won known as key makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Gabriel Daglish known as on-set dresser
    • Richard Dowgin known as key construction grip
    • Peter K. Dunbar known as leadman (as Peter Dunbar)
    • Yolan Fisher known as property master
    • Joanna Hartell known as set dresser
    • Dan Kajeckas known as charge scenic artist
    • Henry Kaplan known as set dresser
    • Tyler Kim known as assistant property master
    • Alyssa Motschwiller known as art department coordinator
    • Richard Tenewitz known as construction coordinator
    • Cathy Wassylenko known as camera scenic artist
    • Paul Weathered known as property master
    • Gabu Camilo known as on-set dresser (uncredited)
    • Stephanie Farah known as art department intern (uncredited)
    • Daniel Kvasznicza known as matte painter (uncredited)
    • Kevin L. Raper known as additional graphic artist (uncredited)


    Production Companies:

    • 57th & Irving Productions (presents)
    • Original Media
    • Periscope Entertainment (in association with)

    Other Companies:

    • AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services  insurance (as AON/Albert G. Ruben)
    • Amerifilm Casting  extras casting
    • Axium International  payroll services
    • Camera Service Center  camera: grip and lighting equipment
    • David Haddad  transportation equipment
    • Fujifilm  film stock
    • Gourmet To U  catering
    • Gray Krauss Des Rochers  legal services
    • Haddad's  transportation equipment
    • IndieClear  script clearance
    • Line Brand Architecture  graphics
    • Orbit Digital  digital intermediate facility
    • Picture Cars East Inc.  picture cars
    • Postworks New York  digital intermediate
    • Sound One  sound post-production
    • Technicolor  film and video dailies


    • First Look International (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Ster-Kinekor Distribution (2009) (South Africa) (theatrical)
    • Atlantic Film (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
    • Atlantic Film (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
    • Beyond Home Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
    • Bonton Home Entertainment (BHE) (2009) (Czech Republic) (DVD)
    • Culture Publishers (CP) (2009) (Japan) (DVD)
    • Emylia (2011) (France) (DVD)
    • Fórum Home Entertainment (2009) (Hungary) (DVD)
    • Imagem Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
    • KSM (2011) (Switzerland) (DVD)
    • Ledafilms (2009) (Mexico) (TV)
    • Monolith (2009) (Poland) (DVD)
    • New KSM (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Orange (2011) (France) (TV)
    • PCV (2009) (Greece) (all media)
    • Panvison (2009) (Denmark) (DVD)
    • Paradise/MGN (2009) (Russia) (DVD)
    • Pro Video (2009) (Romania) (DVD)
    • SP Films (2009) (Argentina) (all media)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (DVD)
    • VVS Films (2008) (Canada) (all media)
    • Vendetta Films (2010) (New Zealand) (DVD)

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    Special Effects:

    • Curious Pictures (additional visual effects)
    • Leonid Studios (visual effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Nicholas G. Alexander known as matchmover (as Nicholas Alexander)
    • Jaime Jasso known as matte painter
    • Lewis Kofsky known as visual effects producer
    • Ari Levinson known as visual effects supervisor (as Aaron Valen)

    Release Date:

    • USA 22 January 2008 (Sundance Film Festival)
    • USA 29 May 2008 (Seattle International Film Festival)
    • USA 31 May 2008 (Brooklyn International Film Festival)
    • Czech Republic 7 July 2008 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
    • USA 11 July 2008 (limited)
    • USA 26 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Canada 2 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 11 September 2008 (Oldenburg International Film Festival)
    • Belgium 10 October 2008 (Gent International Film Festival)
    • Sweden 22 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Bahamas 8 December 2008 (Bahamas International Film Festival)
    • Denmark 27 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Hungary 9 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Romania 23 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Czech Republic 2 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Slovakia 18 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Russia 28 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Israel 5 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Bahamas 22 July 2009 (Nassau)
    • Australia 5 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Poland 26 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Argentina 14 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • South Africa 8 October 2009
    • Brazil 11 November 2009
    • Japan 20 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • New Zealand 14 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Greece 7 February 2010
    • France 29 August 2011 (TV premiere)
    • Germany 19 September 2011 (DVD premiere)
    • Switzerland 19 September 2011 (German speaking region) (DVD premiere)
    • France 1 December 2011 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated R for language and some sexual content


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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