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A flashy face man (Hartnett) seduces the media with the inflated mystique of his Internet start-up, while his conservative little brother and business partner (Scott) sweats the fact that there’s no there there. Essentially a Cain-and-Abel story wrapped in the hip veneer of dot-com hysteria (post-Y2K and pre-9/11), August tries to bluff its way into success as a deeply felt parable of greed, loyalty and family ties, but ends up being just as fatuous as those burst-bubble paper-tiger corporations it eviscerates.

By: Stephen Garrett

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Rated: R
Release date: Friday July 11 2008
Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Austin Chick
Cast: Josh Hartnett
Adam Scott
Robin Tunney
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