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The Recruit -- A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

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31 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Trust. Betrayal. Deception. In the C.I.A. nothing is what it seems.
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A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Al Pacino ... Walter Burke

Colin Farrell ... James Douglas Clayton

Bridget Moynahan ... Layla Moore

Gabriel Macht ... Zack

Kenneth Mitchell ... Alan (as Ken Mitchell)

Mike Realba ... Ronnie Gibson

Ron Lea ... Bill Rudolph, Dell Rep
Karl Pruner ... Dennis Slayne

Jeanie Calleja ... Co-Ed #1

Jenny Cooper ... Blonde with Cell Phone (as Jennifer Levine)

Angelo Tsarouchas ... Cab Driver
Veronica Hurnick ... Polygraph Interrogator (as Veronika Hurnik)

Eugene Lipinski ... Husky Man
Mark Ellis ... Test Instructor

Richard Fitzpatrick ... Rob Stevens
John Watson ... Guard

Chris Owens ... Art Wallis

Jessica Greco ... Hot Girl at Blue Ridge
Sam Kalilieh ... Elliot

Merwin Mondesir ... Stan
Elisa Moolecherry ... Lisa Sahadi
Sheldon Davis ... Security Officer #1
Oscar Hsu ... Psychiatrist #1
Arlene Mazerolle ... Psychiatrist #2

Brian Rhodes ... Psychiatrist #3
Steve Behal ... Exam Procter

Jane Moffat ... Polygraph Technician
Bart Bedford ... Co-Worker

Tony Craig ... Transit Cop

David Boyce ... New Security Guard
Tova Smith ... Beth
Michael Rubenfeld ... Felix
Domenico Fiore ... Farm Instructor #1 (as Dom Fiore)

Steve Lucescu ... Farm Instructor #2
Neil Crone ... Farm Instructor #3
Ray Paisley ... Farm Instructor #4
Janet Bailey ... Young Instructor #1

Scott McCord ... Young Instructor #2
Shaun Verreault ... Band Member #1
Safwan Javed ... Band Member #2
Earl Pereira ... Band Member #3
Conrad Bergschneider ... Firing Range Instructor
John Wayne Shafer ... Langley Gate Guard (as John Shafer)
Stephen Lee Wright ... Running Instructor (as Steven Lee Wright)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Enrique Chicas ... Baliente Brother / Burrito Vendor (uncredited)

Pamela Fischer ... Airline Traveler (uncredited)
Thomas M. Hagen ... Business Traveler (uncredited)
Darrell Hicks ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Paul Huggett ... Probie (uncredited)

Rick Kain ... Metro Cop (uncredited)

Misty Kelley ... Tourist Traveler (uncredited)

Aaron Michael Lacey ... Truck Worker (uncredited)

Sherard Parker ... Langley Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Roger Towne (written by) and
Kurt Wimmer (written by) and
Mitch Glazer (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Apple .... producer
Gary Barber .... producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Ric Kidney .... executive producer
Megan Wolpert .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
 
Cinematography by
Stuart Dryburgh 
 
Film Editing by
David Rosenbloom 
 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Marcia Ross 
 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter P. Nicolakakos 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor  (as Beatrix Pasztor)
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Al Pacino
Sylvain Cournoyer .... key makeup artist
Angel De Angelis .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino (as Angelina De Angelis-Halko)
Patricia Medina .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer O'Halloran)
Julia Valente .... assistant makeup artist
Sherri Bramlett .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lori Greenberg .... assistant production manager
Mathew Hart .... production manager
Shelly Kidney .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director
Julian Brain .... assistant director: Washington DC
Darrin Brown .... third assistant director
Penny Charter .... second assistant director
Donald Colafranceschi .... assistant director
Raymond J. Duff .... assistant director
Greg Edmunds .... trainee assistant director
Michaela Hudson .... trainee assistant director
Neil Lewis .... second assistant director: Washington D.C.
Noelle Stehman .... dga trainee
Janet Zdyb .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Deryck Blake .... property master
J.P. Dame .... set dresser
Michael Davis .... construction coordinator
Dawn H. Fisher .... third assistant art director
Danielle Fleury .... assistant set decorator
Steve George .... property master
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon .... set dresser
J. Ryan Halpenny .... art apprentice
Eric Hunsaker .... art director: Washington D.C.
Jon Hunter .... graphic designer
Ernst W. Laurel .... set estimator
Rupert Lazarus .... first assistant art director
Ted Lubonovich II .... construction gang boss: Washington D.C.
Aleksandra Marinkovich .... second assistant art director
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Jeffrey A. Melvin .... property buyer
Brad Milburn .... third assistant art director
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic artist
Ted Nolan .... prop maker
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic
Taylor Savas Reese .... on-set dresser: Washington D.C.
Dusty Reeves .... art department coordinator
David Ritchie .... set dresser
Arlindo Vicente .... lead man
Gordon White .... set designer
Kirk Cheney .... research and development (uncredited)
Jason Ivey .... assistant property master: DC unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jessica Bellfort .... first assistant sound editor (as Jessica Rankin)
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Lisa Chino .... dialogue assistant
Travis Crenshaw .... foley recordist
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
John Gutierrez .... boom operator: Washington
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Stuart McCowan .... assistant sound effects editor
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley mixer
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Narramore .... sound re-recordist
Jonathan Null .... foley editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Michael Paterson .... daily sound transferer
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist: New York
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Kevin Sellers .... foley editor
Gregg Silk .... second engineer
Michael Silvers .... dialogue editor
Steve Slanec .... assistant dialogue editor
Erich Stratmann .... sound effects editor
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... adr supervisor
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Michael H. Clark .... special effects foreman: USA
Daniel Gibson .... special effects buyer (as Dan Gibson)
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects coordinator
Rocco Larizza .... special effects assistant
Ian Locke .... special effects shop builder
Gary Pilkinton .... special effects foreman
Mark Rice .... key special effects
Dean Stewart .... special effects office administrator
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Ron Bell .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt double
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Tig Fong .... stunt rigger
Tig Fong .... stunts
Monique Ganderton .... stunts
Joel Harris .... stunt double: Al Pacino
Brian Jagersky .... stunts
Blair Johannes .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Christopher McGuire .... stunts (as Chris McGuire)
Darren McGuire .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts (as Bill Oliver)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Keith Siglinger .... stunt double
Manny Siverio .... stunt double
Nick Alachiotis .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubert Boorder .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Neil Davison .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Monique Ganderton .... stunt double: Bridget Moynahan (uncredited)
Christopher McGuire .... stunt double (uncredited)
George Ploszczansky .... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan Thomas .... stunt actor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... lighting director
Nicole Blanchard .... second assistant camera
Sean Bourdeau .... assistant key grip
Craig Bulmer .... electrician
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Alex Dawes .... rigging electric
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Amanda Goble .... film loader
Courtney Graham .... assistant camera
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Richard Klompus .... video assist operator: Washington D.C.
Tim Kossa .... additional grip
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator
Clyde Miller .... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Charlie Newberry .... camera loader: Washington D.C.
Tom Nichols .... key grip
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Danny Piva .... electrician
Christopher Raucamp .... first assistant camera
Herb Reischl Jr. .... rigging electrician
Ronald Schlueter .... video assist
Kirsta Teague .... assistant camera
Paul Thompson .... digital video assist operator: StormVision
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: camera helicopter
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: camera plane
Jasper Vrakking .... 24 frame video operator
Mark Walpole .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, USA
Tim Wicks .... crane operator
Paul Zoskey .... 24 frame video operator
Alfred J. Caragay .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Rob Coughlin .... video assist operator (uncredited)
David Reppen .... electrician (uncredited)
Rick Strodel .... grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Billy D. Choi .... animator
 
Casting Department
Nadia Aleyd .... casting assistant
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate: Canada
Kate Lacey .... casting associate
Betsy Royall .... local casting
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Bronfman .... costume dyer
Carl Curnutte III .... costume supervisor: Washington D.C.
Francis Maiorino .... costume assistant
Linda Petty .... costume supervisor
Carol Wong .... costume buyer
 
Editorial Department
Jeremy Bradley .... apprentice editor
Craig Brown .... post-production assistant
Joe Finley .... digital colorist
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Berenicci Hershorn .... second assistant film editor
Shaun Newton .... post-production coordinator
Gregory Plotkin .... first assistant editor
Richmond Riedel .... first assistant editor
Kurt Smith .... film color timer
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Dawn M. Stoliar .... first assistant editor
Mark C. Pituch .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Slamm Andrews .... additional recording
Klaus Badelt .... conductor
Klaus Badelt .... music producer
Klaus Badelt .... music programmer: synths
Klaus Badelt .... orchestrator
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Ramin Djawadi .... additional music programmer
Ramin Djawadi .... composer: additional music
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Ian Honeyman .... assistant: Klaus Badelt
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Blake Neely .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Rob Williams .... music programmer: synths
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Christine Bergren .... music clearance (uncredited)
Simon Changer .... scoring assistant engineer (uncredited)
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Denise Okimoto .... music editor (uncredited)
Jeremy Raub .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Monica Zierhut .... score supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ron Annabelle .... picture car captain
John Coles .... driver: Roger Donaldson
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator
John R. Dove .... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Lawrence Dove .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Markus Alexander .... stand-in
Samantha Armstrong .... script supervisor
Wayne Arnold .... additional second assistant
Lorrie Barth .... second assistant accountant
J.B. Benna .... production assistant
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Stephanie Lee Berger .... weapons handler
John Francis Black II .... second assistant accountant
Jason Bogard .... production accountant
Chase Brandon .... technical advisor
Michael Buster .... dialect coach: Mr. Farrell
Kim Buttlar .... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Jessica Chavez .... assistant: Mr. Glickman
Jeffrey Chernov .... production executive
David M. Chisholm .... production secretary
Donald Colafranceschi .... production assistant
Sean Coyne .... on-set craft
Lou Crisa .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
John Martin Davis .... office production assistant
Cass Donaldson .... assistant: Roger Donaldson
Katherine Dorrer .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C.
Valerie Espinoza .... assistant: Ric Kidney
Claudine Farrell .... assistant: Mr. Farrell
Tracy Fedak .... third assistant accountant (as Tracy Marie Fedak)
Carol Flaisher .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Niko Godfrey .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Joshua C. Hersko .... production assistant
Steve Holt .... on-set medic
David Honaker .... production secretary
Tim Judge .... executive assistant
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Dione Kane .... assistant production coordinator
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Brad Ling .... caterer
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Vair Macphee .... production coordinator
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Jay May .... product placement
Mark McFadden .... assistant location manager
Alex Nikolic .... media producer: Yugoslavia, Macedonia
Boris Radivojevic .... location support
Tony Radwan .... office production assistant
Charles Rapp .... production supervisor: Spyglass Entertainment
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel
Ruben Flores Rios II .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Stephan Rothman .... post-production accountant
Dan Saywich .... helicopter pilot
Rebecca Sernasie .... assistant: Roger Donaldson
Misha Skoric .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Dave Ian Smith .... fire safety officer
Michelle K. Smith .... production assistant
Alan Sutton .... fire safety
Marlena Thomas .... executive coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
Vicki Thornton .... production coordinator
Karen Tyrell .... unit publicist
Drew Vandervelde .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Nick Veziris .... gun wrangler
Judith Walder .... assistant accountant
Cassidy Watkins .... assistant: Al Pacino
Wade Whitman .... assistant location manager
Robert Milo Williams .... synthesizer programmer
Garson Yu .... title designer
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
George Ploszczansky .... personal security: Al Pacino and Colin Farrell (uncredited)
Mack Syler .... photo double &; stand in for colin farrell (uncredited)
Christopher Tin .... intern: Klaus Badelt (uncredited)
Jesse Wagler .... production assistant: yU+Co. (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and language
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At no time in the movie are any Microsoft products shown being used. Several times Macintosh computers are used, and in the scene where James is using Layla's computer while she is in bed, the alternative Opera web browser is prominently displayed, used with permission from Opera Software ASA.See more »
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Continuity: During the scene where Clayton is kidnapped and put in the "Breaking test" cell, he's seen with his hands at his side and un-cuffed. He even manages to throw his food at the door and punch it before sitting down still cuff-less, however, when the "guards" return to the room, he's lying on the floor with his hands re-cuffed behind his back.See more »
Quotes:
Walter Burke:You gotta give me one thing. I'm a scary judge of talent.See more »
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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Ludicrous, 14 September 2003
Author: the_duke_of_hazzard (miellian@hotmail.com) from London, England

A benign interpretation of this film is that it is harmless fun with some weak points. The plot is ridiculous, and generates pleasure insofar as one can pick holes in its premise, "twists" and developments. There were so many implausibilities in this film to relate, but I'll stick to one: we are asked to believe it plausible that *elite spies* would believe that someone who graduated "top of his class at MIT", and who clearly has what it takes to earn "200K a year and live a nice life", and who has failed to become a spy would take a *data entry job* at CIA headquarters.

Further, the technical aspects of the film are incredibly implausible: why make a techno-thriller when you can't even bluster a realistic maguffin? We are asked in all seriousness to believe that there is a "computer virus that can go down electrical cables", and that CIA's HQ has "no hard drives".

A more sinister interpretation comes when a bonus on the DVD claims that this film was made with the connivance of the CIA itself. That the film reveals nothing of substance about the CIA's training beyond what you could guess yourself, and shows the CIA to be techno-rich and brain-poor is either realistic and worrying, or, more likely, means that this is probably what they want you to think and that this film doesn't even work on an "insight" level.

In short - stick to Bond; compared to this it appears on *some* levels to be plausible.

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