Wild Wall Street in the 1980s

Don Cheadle (left) and Andrew Rannells play debauched stockbrokers from the 1980s in Black Monday.
Don Cheadle (left) and Andrew Rannells play debauched stockbrokers from the 1980s in Black Monday. PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX

Dark comedy Black Monday spins a tale about the 1987 global stock-market crash, depicting the excesses, sexual debauchery and racial slurs with care

No one is entirely sure what sparked the 1987 global stockmarket crash known as Black Monday. But a campy dark comedy set in the year leading up to it spins a wild cautionary tale to try and explain it all.

Airing on Tuesdays at 9pm on FX (Singtel TV Channel 330 and StarHub TV Channel 507) and streaming on Fox+, Black Monday follows a small upstart firm of Wall Street traders as they take on the old boys' club of New York finance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2019, with the headline 'Wild Wall Street in the 1980s'. Print Edition | Subscribe