Maxed Out


1h 27m 2006

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle that slices into the American financial landscape, revealing alarming statistics and heart-rending testimonies. In a journey through the deep south, an investigative journalist explains why the world's largest banks are trolling the backwoods for profits. At universities, large credit ca

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Laserpacific Media Corporation; Music Rightz; Post Group, The; Red Envelope Entertainment
Distribution Company
Truly Indie; Magnolia Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

A chronicle that slices into the American financial landscape, revealing alarming statistics and heart-rending testimonies. In a journey through the deep south, an investigative journalist explains why the world's largest banks are trolling the backwoods for profits. At universities, large credit card issuers pay millions for students' personal information, setting the kids up for ruin. Meanwhile, the collection business has become like the Wild West where young men make fortunes off of the misfortune of others. All it takes is a high-speed Internet connection, a telephone and a competitive spirit. Nine out of ten credit reports contain negative errors, but it's not in the industry's interest to correct them. Nor is it likely the politicians will take action. The credit industry's lobbyists now not only write legislation but have succeeded in eliminating fundamental rights. Equal parts exposé and call to arms, Maxed Out crisscrosses the country unearthing the stories behind the credit cards and revealing the shocking secrets of the modern financial industry.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Laserpacific Media Corporation; Music Rightz; Post Group, The; Red Envelope Entertainment
Distribution Company
Truly Indie; Magnolia Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Documentary Feature Special Jury Award at the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States March 9, 2007

Released in United States March 2006

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 9, 2007

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Documentary Feature Competition) March 10-18, 2006.

Released in United States March 2006 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Documentary Feature Competition) March 10-18, 2006.)

Limited Release in United States March 9, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 9, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2007