Barbarians at the Gate

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James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, and Fred Thompson star in this true story of the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, from the best-selling book of the same name.

Free-spending RJR Nabisco CEO F. Ross Johnson has been counting on the company's new smokeless cigarette called Premier to lift the company's stock price. But when he gets advance word that the new cigarette will be a failure, he decides to take the tobacco and food conglomerate private in a leveraged buy-out. This HBO film demonstrates that real life can be stranger -- and often funnier -- than fiction.

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