NOW: 'Madoff' miniseries begins on ABC15

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 22:18:12-05

You remember the headlines, but you won’t believe the real story.

On Wednesday and Thursday, get a look into the mind of the man who pulled off one of the greatest cons in history in the primetime miniseries “Madoff," at 7 p.m.  Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss stars as Bernie Madoff, with Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth. “Madoff” will follow the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.

Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is considered to be the largest financial scam in United States history, but the impact was global. Clients lost billions of dollars worldwide, including philanthropic foundations, celebrities, and retirement portfolios. The miniseries explores the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud.

“Madoff” also stars Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Danny Defarrari as Andrew Madoff, Peter Scolari as Peter Madoff, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali, Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos.  The miniseries also features Charles Grodin and Lewis Black.