Startup.com

Startup.com couldn't be more topical as it follows pals Tom Herman and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman in their efforts to create an Internet company to help people pay parking tickets. Tom and Kaleil get rich, go broke, blow their friendship and their jobs. Documentarians Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaim, working with legendary producer DA Pennebaker, bring flesh, blood, humor and heart to a cautionary fable that might otherwise have been as impersonal as a headline. Here's a film fireball that raises provocative hell about a go-bust economy and delivers more suspense than a tombful of mummies.

From The Archives Issue 259: February 23, 1978