Money Machine

 (449)6.81 h 25 min202013+
On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 20,000 concertgoers from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In a matter of minutes, Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 400. It was the largest mass shooting in the history of the United States. Yet, just a couple of years later, Vegas seems to have forgotten it completely.
Directors
Ramsey Denison
Starring
Joe LombardoSteve Sisolak
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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Doug BlushMike Turber
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449 global ratings

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KateReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I KNEW THERE WAS MORE TO THE STORY!!!!
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This movie was incredibly eye opening. Could this tragedy have been avoided? I really don’t know. This movie brings up some very curious points. Why did the ONLY WITNESS TO SEE STEPHEN PADDOCK go on The Ellen Show instead of a legitimate news show? The Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck ONLY APPEARED ON ELLEN DeGeneres show. That is SO weird. You have to see this movie. The city of Las Vegas did everything it could possibly due to sweep this whole event under the rug as quickly as possible. There was a lovely gentleman who made crosses for each victim of the mass shooting. The city of Las Vegas made this man move to the most remote part of Vegas when he had a remembrance service. Las Vegas wanted everyone to just forget about these innocent lives and have folks come back and gamble to their little hearts desire. Basically, this movie really posits a lot of questions that need to be answered. Whenever money is put above EVERYTHING ELSE, you will see the depravity of man take over and to hell with everything else. Thank goodness not every business is like this. Great documentary. 5 stars *****
Colonel KurtzReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Insightful but flawed
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Pointing out the politicians are self serving, people tend towards self preservation, and big money cares about little else except bigger money is about a 30 to 60 minute story at most. Certainly nothing shocking or surprising here, and the general coverage seems mostly fair. Trying to tack Covid on to the end of the piece though is/was just plain shabby and lame. You had a strong argument and four stars until ya tried to warp Covid as germane to the topic at hand. The extended interview material with the shooter's brother was interesting, though. Suggestions: less hyperbole, less drama---eg overbearing music/soundtrack intended to push the viewer towards ominous and sad conclusions---just let us get their on our own, m'kay guys/gals? If your argument and material are solid enough, you don't need the music to shove us the rest of the way along. And dragging Covid into it? Just weak.
baluReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Exaggerated
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HILARIOUS HOW THE EX-MARINE TALKS ABOUT IT FIRST HE THOUGHT IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK RATHER THAN HE WAS RIGHT IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK-THIS IDEA THAT A DOMESTIC TERRORIST IS NOT REALLY A TERRORIST IT'S SORT OF COMICAL OF COURSE IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK IT WAS A DOMESTIC TERROR ATTACK STEPHEN PADDOCK IS A TERRORIST THAT SLOT TO COST THE MGM A BILLION IN LOSSES BECAUSE HE LOST MONEY THERE SO IT'S AN ACTIVE DOMESTIC TERROR AND IS AN ATTACK ON AMERICAN FREEDOM BY A DOMESTIC TERRORIST! BUT IT'S FUNNY HOW TO THESE PEOPLE EVEN A MARINE TERRORISM MEANS OUTSIDE TERRORISTS AND THAT'S WHY THEY'VE BEEN OVERLOOKING ALL THE HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS WHICH IS THE BIGGEST THREAT OF AMERICA FACES NOW-THIS IS THE THIRD RAMSEY DENNIS MOVE I'M WATCHING HIS FILMS ARE QUITE INFORMATIVE-AND THEY SHOW HOW IGNORANT THE AMERICAN POPULATION IS THAT THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE HOMEGROWN TERROR OR MASS SHOOTINGS AS DOMESTIC TERRORISM THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE AND IT'S EXACTLY WHAT MGM ARGUED IT WAS BUT THEY DON'T SEE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS AS TERRORISTS THEY SOMEHOW THINK TERRORISTS HAVE TO BE FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES! THE MOVIE EXAGGERATES THE THREAT THAT THESE CORPORATION CASINO CORPORATIONS OR CORPORATE PRIVATELY OWNED CASINO INDUSTRIES BILLIONAIRE OWN CASINO INDUSTRIES SOMEHOW POSE TO PEOPLE THAT WOULD DARE STAND THE WAY OF THEIR MONEY THAT'S ABSOLUTELY WRONG TO EXAGGERATE THAT DANGER OF THESE BUSINESSES IS IF IT'S THE OLDEN DAYS OF THE MAFIA-THESE DAYS PLENTY OF LAWYERS AND HOTEL LAWYERS TO THESE PLACES PLENTY OF JOURNALISTS RIGHT NEGATIVE THINGS AND HE HIMSELF MAKES FILMS THAT PORTRAY IT IN A WAY THAT COST THE CITY BILLIONS JUST LIKE THE Mandalay Bay GUNMAN PROBABLY-(and nobody's doing anything about him so he's greatly exaggerating this film the dangers of Fremont Street or of getting into any financial or legal conflict with these businesses they're not Mafia owned in these days 40 years after that kind of an era and they are civilized business people even if they are privately owned)
Marie Cummings Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing! No truth here! Typical!
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15 minutes in, pissed off already! First off, the blonde who said at least 3 times that there were 22k people there... obviously she was told exactly what to say. Anyone with half a brain knows 22k people couldn't fit in that venue, that's been determined. Watch any video taken from hotel rooms looking down on the concert. It was not only nowhere near capacity, it was less than half. STFU. Which hospital was she in? Where are her medical records? Oh yeah, they were all coincidentally wrote off the very same day! Right? And the hotel employee mistakenly thought her blood was spaghetti sauce, as she walked with 7 broken bones in her leg & pelvis?? Then the classic blaming Lombardo!!! Do you fools really think he had ANY SAY???? Everything about this was staged, & it came from much higher than LVMPD, but apparently you're smart enough to make a laughable documentary, but not smart enough to put all this GLARINGLY OBVIOUS set up together!!!! I'm embarrassed for you! FYI: the surveillance video from the parking lot? Did you know FOX News was in that exact location the next day, and the time stamp was altered? The body cam videos were shot days later!!! Seriously, what swat team goes into a vacant room & takes a piss? Smiling, laughing, having a good ol time?????
Good Lord I can't even...
Nicholas LebowReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Plenty of motives! The fbi and LVMPD just flat out lied to us
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Ram Denison debuted with a documentary called "what happened in vegas." Which he made and finished before October 1. That one is amazing, and this one raises the bar even higher. His willingness to ask the hard questions and search for the truth shines throughout. When they claimed they found no motive for paddock, that was just a flat out lie and it's a shame that it was widely accepted. I hope everyone takes the time to watch. And one important thing to note, Ram is very respectful and appreciative of law enforcement. It's the corruption that he aims to expose, so watch with an open mind regardless of your beliefs.
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Mr NowetalReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing to see here
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Vegas keeps tragedies hush hush to avoid discouraging tourism and our government is corrupt. This is neither shocking or surprising. Everyone who lives here knows this and it's common to hear that Vegas was a lot safer and better all around when the mob was running it. Yes, it was a very safe place 30 years ago when I moved here but meth and an influx of undesirables looking for an inexpensive place to live with lots of perks ruined it. Saying it went bad when the mob left sounds more "Vegas" but it's inaccurate. The mob never left.
ErHReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Informative
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Well-done documentary shows everything from the mass shooting in 2017 to Covid. It's no shocker that Las Vegas is corrupt but this gives a great case study of just how far the politicians, law enforcement, and casinos will go to keep money flowing in. Sadly I wish this story and the stories of the people interviewed was better-known because I had no idea of just how awful the victims were treated from the VegasStrong floosy fundraiser funds disappearing to the victims being sued by the big nasty casino. Now I need to go watch cartoons to cheer myself up from this stark reminder of how cruel this world can be.
SwickReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very real documentary
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I've seen all the vegas documentaries out their, one of them being about the police / fbi and there point of view. This documentary really gave me an insight of what actually happened. I saw never before seen footage that helped me get an understanding on many opposing point of views. I HIGHLY suggest watching this even if you have no relation to the shooting. A++
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