- 1 hr 38 min
Money Monster is a 2016 crime thriller produced by and starring George Clooney and directed by Jodie Foster. Released on May 13, 2016 by TriStar Pictures, Money Monster follows the exploits of TV personality Lee Gates (Clooney) as he investigates Wall Street conspiracies on his show that serves as the film's namesake. Following a major downturn on the global stock market, Gates is taken hostage on his show by a disgruntled man named Kyle Budwell who lost his life savings when he invested in a company called IBIS following an endorsement from Gates. After strapping the TV personality into a vest lined with explosives, Budwell threatens to kill Gates and himself unless he gets answers.