A film by Sean Patrick Fahey
Starring John Titus, John Fox, Ruben Castillo, Sergio Mayora, Nicole Erhardt
Fed up with corrupt “bail-out” banks trying to foreclose on them, five Chicagoans drive to Vegas with stacks of cash withheld from bailed out banks—to give themselves a long-overdue bailout of their own!
A feature documentary that explores the causes and effects of America’s financial crisis: after losing his job as a big-firm lawyer, Titus withholds his mortgage payment from a major bailout bank for several months. Seeing his friend rack up tens of thousands of dollars, comic John Fox wheedles Titus into taking a Winnebago excursion to the Las Vegas Tropicana where Fox has a stand-up gig. Three unemployed friends join them for a frenetic party of gambling and vice at ground zero of the foreclosure storm caused by the financial crisis.
Along the way, they see first-hand how politically powerful banks are systemically eliminating America’s middle class through off-shored job losses and fraudulent home foreclosures. An enigma wrapped in Doc-hybrid form, Bailout is a social documentary that explores American anger with the Wall Street elites who survive and thrive on their cancerous system of bailouts, fraud, and political corruption that actively work in concert to destroy Main Street.
From entry-level workers in northeast Indiana RV factories to Congressional leaders to rock stars, Bailout tells the story of recent American economic events through the mouths of people who labored through thick and thin—what it was and how it has affected us all.
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- 86 mins