FROM Beau Martin Williams
'Americons' Americons is probably the only film in history that centers on a real estate loan. The “Option Adjustable Rate Mortgage” was one of the risky mortgages that got people into deep trouble when the housing bubble burst. They also helped bring down lenders Countrywide and Washington Mutual. Americons is a thriller of sorts, based on the experiences of the film’s star, Beau Martin Williams. He was a former college football player and aspiring actor who was working the door of a hip Hollywood nightclub when a patron offered him a chance to make it big in the high-flying mortgage business.
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