BILLION DOLLAR BUBBLE (TV) (1976 UK)
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Directed by Brian Gibson
Starring: James Woods, Sam Wanamaker, Christopher Guest
Genres: Based On True Story, Crime, Drama
63 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
The Billion Dollar Bubble is a 1976 film made for the BBC series Horizon and directed by Brian Gibson about the story of the two billion dollar insurance embezzlement scheme involving Equity Funding Corporation of America. The movie stars James Woods in the role of actuary Art Lewis. Temporarily unable to obtain current figures for their upcoming business report, Art Lewis and others in the insurance department of Equity Funding devise a plan to forge figures totaling the company's expected performance for that year. When the company does not perform as well as expected Art and others decide to create fake insurance policies in order to generate the necessary figures to match the expected performance.