America’s Most Creative Criminal
Starring Barry Minkow, James Caan, Ving Rhames, Justin Baldoni,
Elisabeth Röhm, Mark Hamill, Talia Shire & Armand Assante
Available on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD March 6
An all-star cast brings to life the story of a charismatic young business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top in CON MAN, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 6 and distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of Barry Jay Minkow, a convicted felon who used his carpet-cleaning business as a front for a massive Ponzi scheme and investor fraud. CON MAN stars Minkow (as himself), Academy Award® nominee James Caan (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather, 1972), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Justin Baldoni (“Jane the Virgin”), Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle), Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise), two-time Academy Award nominee Talia Shire (Best Supporting Actress, The Godfather: Part II, 1974, Best Actress, Rocky, 1976) and Emmy® winner Armand Assante (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special, “Gotti,” 1996).
CON MAN is the real life story of Barry Jay Minkow, a son, businessman, fraud buster, actor, pastor…and felon. Born in 1967, Barry Minkow went on to set up a highly successful carpet cleaning company but was imprisoned in 1988 for one of the world’s largest investment and accounting frauds through a Ponzi scheme. The scheme that Minkow set up is often used as a case study in accounting fraud. He was released from prison and went on to be a pastor and fraud investigator. Imprisoned again in 2011 for securities fraud and, in 2014, after pleading guilty to a multitude of charges including defrauding his church as well as the federal government, Minkow currently owes more than $600 million in restitution.
Directed by Bruce Caulk and written by Jonathan Meyers and Bruce W. Caulk, CON MAN was produced by Bret Saxon and executive produced by Nick Arthur, Deng Bo, Duan Lifang and
CON MAN has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is not rated.