Framing John DeLorean

2019 | USA | NR | 109 min.
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Runtime:109 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Don Argott
Sheena M. Joyce
Produced by:Tamir Ardon
Nick Spicer
Don Argott
Sheena M. Joyce
Screenwriter:Dan Greeney
Alexandra Orton
Cinematography:Matthew Santo for Narrative Scenes
Editing By:Demian Fenton
Cast:Alec Baldwin
Morena Baccarin
Josh Charles
Dean Winters

Description

For decades, Hollywood proved unable to turn the crazy saga of John DeLorean into a movie. But it turns out the best way to get it to the big screen was as a documentary, just with a movie star in the lead role. That’s right, in this unique blending of interviews and reenactments, Alec Baldwin stars as John DeLorean, the superstar businessman who embodied the dark side of the American Dream in the 1980s. Fresh off huge success with GM (remember when nothing was cooler than a GTO?), DeLorean boldly set out to run his own car company before an epic fall from grace involving shady financial dealings and an infamous FBI drug bust brought his visionary automotive dream to a screeching halt. It’s one of the ultimate stranger-than-fiction stories, somehow evoking Steve Jobs, James Bond, and Elizabeth Holmes all in one larger-than-life figure—and it’s perfectly captured by this clever film that will expand your notions of what documentaries can be. In Person: Producer Tamir Ardon, Screenwriter Dan Greeney, and subject Bill Collins, former chief engineer and designer of the DeLorean Motor Company.

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