The Weinstein Company

It was Bob and Harvey Weinstein against the world. Then they turned on each other.

It was Bob and Harvey Weinstein against the world. Then they turned on each other.

For the Weinsteins, it had always been Bob and Harvey against the world.

In 1979, the twenty-something rock promoters brought their unpolished demeanor, fast-talking style, and rough negotiating tactics to the movie business, naming their new film production company after their parents, Miriam and Max.

Together, they built a studio that would redefine independent cinema by drawing upon their complementary skills. Though they became famous for their conference room shouting matches, the brothers from Queens, N.Y., always managed to put their differences aside when facing common enemies.

But their escalating tensions finally burst into the open this month amid...

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