Barbarians at the Gate Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2001

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Based on a true story, this humor-tinged docudrama follows F. Ross Johnson (James Garner), the CEO and president of the massive food and tobacco corporation RJR Nabisco, as he attempts to buy the company. Before long, other major players become involved, most notably ruthless executive Henry Kravis (Jonathan Pryce), which leads to clashes with Johnson. As the bids roll in, and Kravis makes his savvy moves, can Johnson win out in this battle of aggressive business tactics?

Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Joanna Cassidy, Peter Riegert, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leilani Sarelle, Matt Clark, Jeffrey DeMunn

Director: Glenn Jordan

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: New York City, Office, Competition, 1980s, Spirited, Cheeky, Wife, Rivalry

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie