Friday, February 20, 2009
My (very) indirect tie to Allen Stanford
If you look over the portfolio of the outfit run by accused fraudster Allen Stanford, you'll see The Standford Financial Group produced The Ultimate Gift, which was -- I swear to God, I'm not joking! -- a faith-based, Christian-skewing drama about the seductive evil of greed, the empty promises of wealth and the transforming power of love. (James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Abigail Breslin and Drew Fuller figured prominently in the cast.) I reviewed the indie movie for Variety two years ago, and had a few nice things to say about it. I hope that doesn't mean I'll be called in for questioning by the FBI or the SEC.