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The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

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Storyline

This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at "The New Republic" for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely made up. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down... Written by Kaliya Warner

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£46,921 (UK) (14 May 2004)

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£46,921 (UK) (14 May 2004)
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Trivia

Many members of the test audience didn't believe the story was true because they thought no real-life magazine would have so many journalists in their early to mid 20s, even though the New Republic did. Because of that, a place card was added to the opening of the film, stating that the median age of journalists working for the New Republic was 26. See more »

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When Charles Lane confronts Stephen Glass in his office after realizing that Stephen's brother was the voice of George Sims, an expletive describing the voice mail was dubbed over to preserve the film's PG-13 rating. See more »

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Stephen Glass: [sweating and nervous] Chuck, will you come with me because I'm afraid I might do something.
Chuck Lane: [ignores him]
Stephen Glass: Did you hear what I said?
Chuck Lane: Yeah I did... It's a hell of a story.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Blitzkrieg Bop
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Written by Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin) and Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi); also credited Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings)
Performed by Ramones
Published by WB Music Corp. obo Itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sire Records
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Good Movie
22 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable film, with good acting and great direction. Captivating story of a true pathological liar, with no regard for anyone in his path.

Steven Glass is represented as a writer who is intent upon gaining money, fame, friends, or any combination thereof through deceipt in his work. His transformation from 'likeable kid' to 'loser' is astounding, in that he never really transforms.

The best part of the film is how your feelings towards Glass will change 180 degrees from the start, despite the film never altering his personality one bit along the way. The viewer is merely presented the story, while the most drama will come from your own emotional reaction to what you are discovering.


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