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In an era when the country's first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, this story opens the CIA's infamous closed doors and gives an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person that Walter Burke wants in the Agency. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are molded into seasoned veterans. As Burke teaches him the ropes and the rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and falls for Layla, one of his fellow recruits. But just when James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special ... Written by
All the cell phones used in the movie are from Motorola, in the end when James calls Burke and Burke is portrayed at the Farm, you can clearly see a Verizon Logo on the Motorola V60 phone. See more »
The magazine of the Glock gun with which Clayton threatens Burke has an extension floor plate (which is angled and protrudes down from his hand). When Burke knocks the gun out of Clayton's hands and it lands in the rear of the car, the magazine has a standard (level) floor plate. See more »
Tell me about my father.
You already know, don't you? That's why you're sitting here. You want answers, you're in the wrong car, kid. I only have secrets.
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There appear to be two Al Pacinos. One is an excellent actor. The other goes through all the motions but indulges in serious overacting. "The Recruit" stars the other Al Pacino. Which is unfortunate since "The Recruit" has an interesting premise, is well acted especially by Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan, and maintains suspense throughout. The conclusion is an implausible twist but it's only a movie folks. I watched in the worst possible circumstances -- as a TV movie interrupted by an excess of commercials. But, though I grew increasingly irritated with Pacino, the film held my interest to the end. At least the guy and the gal -- Farrell and Moynahan -- appeared destined to live happily ever after in Spookville, looking perpetually over their shoulders for enemy agents ready to smash their pretty faces.
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