Silver Bears

Director: Ivan Passer
Screenwriters: Peter Stone

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


This enjoyable comedy of high-level chicanery to corner the world’s silver market (a few years before the Hunt Brothers’ infamous attempt) finds Passer again working with a strong and talented cast. Silver Bears works well but Passer claims that he never quite understood what it was all about, and if he did he’d now be a rich man.

Screening Details

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